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REALLY SideTracked - Firsby Traditional Geocache

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Hidden : 08/10/2021
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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 Firsby Station

Firsby was one of the original stations on the second stage of the East Lincolnshire Railway, opening on 3rd September 1848 and was the southern terminus until the line was extended south to Boston on 2nd October 1848.

Although it only served a very small village it became a very important junction station with much better facilities than would normally be provided at a station sited in the middle of nowhere; it survived almost unchanged until final closure in 1970.

The station was originally called Firstby, a typically railway error but this was changed to Firsby; it was also sometimes knows as Firsby, Spilsby & Wainfleet.

Firsby first became a junction with the opening of the branch to Spilsby in 1868.

After closure in 1970 the track was lifted in 1971 and most of the station was quickly demolished leaving a small remnant of the south end of the down platform adjacent to the gate house.

The south end of the main station building survives as a private residence, this was not the station master's house which was at the north end. The large goods shed is now in industrial use as a potato warehouse for PJP Food service. The weigh office can also be found alongside the road to the goods shed.

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