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Track of the ghost train

A cache by GreenShades Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 09/22/2002
Difficulty:
1 out of 5
Terrain:
3.5 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

E: This cache is located on the old railroad track from Torre da Gadanha to Montemor-o-Novo. The track is abandoned and makes a very nice hike.

P: Esta cache esta escondida no caminho de ferro de Torre da Gadanha até Montemor-o-Novo. O caminho está abandonado e possibilita um passeio muito agradável.


E: The railroad from Torre da Gadanha to Montemor-o-Novo was abandoned more than 10 years ago. Far from busy roads, the old track crosses a very beautiful part of the country, with lots of different trees and birds and roaming herds of cows and sheep.

The track is about 12 Kms long, so bring plenty of water and maybe something to eat. It's is also possible to take a shortcut to the cache from the old train station of Paião (from there its just a 1 Km walk). To get to the Paião train station, follow the road from Montemor-o-Novo to Alcácer do Sal and turn left at the "Paião" sign.

Crossing the track there are several wire fences. These shouldn't be there, as the track still belongs to the railroad company (CP). The fences are not difficult to pass. If you find any gates, please leave them as you found them (open or closed).

About 2 Km from Montemor-o-Novo, the track is impassable due to the very dense bushes. the only way I know of continuing is to go back about 200m, and heading west through an old gate (just two cement posts). About 200m along the path there is a dirt road. Turn left and then right as you reach the asphalt road. Turn right again at the crossroads, and then just follow the arrows to Montemor-o-Novo. I will try to find a shorter detour, so that it is possible to return to the track and cross the old railroad bridge. I will then update the cache description.

In Montemor-o-Novo it's possible to take a taxi from the main square (just follow the arrows with "CENTRO"). It cost me 8 € to return to Torre da Gadanha.

The Torre da Gadanha railway station is on N 38º 34.990' W 8º 17.235'.

P: O caminho de ferro de Torre da Gadanha até Montemor-o-Novo foi abandonado há mais de 10 anos. Longe das estradas movimentadas, o velho caminho atravessa uma paisagem muito bonita, com muita variedade de árvores e pássaros, manadas e rebanhos.

O percurso tem cerca de 12 Km, pelo que convém levar bastante água e alguma comida. É possível usar um atalho, a partir do apeadeiro de Paião (desse ponto é só 1 Km). Para chegar ao apeadeiro de Paião siga a seta respectiva na estrada de Montemor-o-Novo para Alcácer do Sal.

Ao longo do percurso há várias vedações de arame colocadas abusivamente, já que os terrenos ainda pertencem à CP. As vedações não são difíceis de ultrapassar. Se encontrar cancelas, deixe-as como as encontrou.

A cerca de 2 Km de Montemor-o-Novo, o caminho está intransitável por causa da espessa vegetação. A única saida que conheço obriga a retroceder cerca de 200m. Nesse ponto, siga para Oeste através do portão (dois postes de cimento). O caminho que aí começa tem cerca de 200m e termina numa estrada de macadame. Siga à esquerda e depois à direita, quando chegar à estrada de asfalto. Vire de novo à direita no cruzamento e siga as setas para Montemor-o-Novo. Tentarei encontrar um desvio melhor, que permita voltar ao caminho de ferro e atravessar a antiga ponte ferroviária.

Em Montemor-o-Novo é possível apanhar um táxi na praça principal (siga as setas que indicam "CENTRO"). Custou-me 8 € regressar a Torre da Gadanha.

A estação de caminho de ferro de Torre da Gadanha está em N 38º 34.990' W 8º 17.235'.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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C: Cebpher hz iryub gbpb qr áeiber an orezn Rfgr qb pnzvaub.

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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