About SideTracked Caches
This cache belongs to the SideTracked series. It is not designed to take you to a magical place with a breath taking view. It's a distraction for the weary traveller, but anyone else can go and find it too. More Information can be found at the SideTracked Website
About Coningsby Station
Coningsby station was sited on an embankment and comprised two timber platforms each with a timber waiting room with a canopy. A single-storey red brick booking office stood at the west end of the down platform, it was similar in design to the others on the New Line. A signalbox at the east end of the up platform controlled access to the goods yard which was on the opposite side of the line and comprised a single siding running parallel with the main line.
During World War II Coningsby took deliveries from munitions trains several times a week. These consisted of considerable amounts of bombs and ammunition for the nearby RAF Coningsby.
Coningsby lost its goods facilities on 30th March 1964. The station became unstaffed on 7th October, 1968 and final closure was on 5th October 1970; the station canopies were removed before closure.
The station was quickly demolished, all that remains today is the embankment on which the tracks were laid and the Station Master's house.
Thanks to Coningsby & Tattershall Lions Club for allowing this cache to be placed at the Local Pingle Nature Reserve. Please respect this area.