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 Southrey Station
Southrey station had two brick faced platforms with the booking office to the rear of the north end of the up platform opening onto a waiting shelter on the platform. There were no buildings on the down platform. There was a signalbox on the other side of the crossing on the up side, this controlled the crossing and access to the small goods yard which comprised a single siding into a loading dock on the up side of the line beyond the platform. The stationmaster's house was next to the signalbox.
The crossing only led to the pedestrian and single vehicle chain ferry across the river Witham linking to the fens, this was largely used by children going to school and railway passengers. The ferry ceased operation in 1965. The goods service was withdrawn on 1st October 1955.
Both platforms are extant with some damage to the ramps at the south end. Both platforms have a cast iron station sign. Part of the goods dock is also extant on the up side. The stationmaster's house is in private occupation.
The Water Rail Way path runs through the station and there is car parking and a picnic area. The Railway Hotel was renamed the Riverside Inn in the 1980s.
The Final Location
To work out the coordinates to the final location, simply answer the following questions:
A = Number of benches on the platform
B = How many rails are there CURRENTLY going through the site
C = Look at the bricks on the platform edge. What is the 2nd digit
D = Again on the bricks, take the 1st digit away from the 3rd digit
E = On the platform there is a sculpture. How many letters in the 2nd word of the person’s cap
F = Again on the sculpture, how many Robins are there
G = The number of letters on the Station signs MINUS one (? – 1)
H = The number of hands on the sculpture MULTIPLIED by 2 (? x 2)
J = The number of floating ‘steps’ attached to the sculpture (do not count the two on the floor!)
K = Number of fishes excluding eels in total on the sculpture