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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 on the SideTracked Series website at https://sidetrackedseries.info/
Norwich Victoria Station c.1910
Norwich Victoria was a railway station in the city of Norwich. The station was opened by the Eastern Union Railway (EUR), with regular passenger services commencing on 12 December 1849.Originally there were three railway stations in Norwich, the others being Norwich City and Norwich Thorpe. Only the former Thorpe station, now known simply as "Norwich", remains in use.
1886 Map of Victoria Station, Norwich.
Norwich Victoria was closed to passenger traffic in 1916, but was converted for goods traffic whilst coal was still handled in the adjacent yard.
The engine shed and turntable had been removed by 1926.
The station buildings were largely demolished after the WW2 and were finally removed in February 1953.
Norwich Victoria Station (Goods only) 1948.
The station closed to goods in 1966; at that time the adjacent coal yard was modernised, becoming a coal concentration depot.
The coal depot site is now occupied by supermarket and the main station site is an office block. The trackbed has been converted into a footpath known as Lakenham Way, for use by pedestrians and cyclists.
You are looking for a magnetic cache, having a bag with you will help if muggles are about.
This cache was originally placed by Pilgrims Path but adopted by WildWoodies on 26/12/21. It was added to the SideTracked series In May 2022.