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 is 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 Palace Gates
Palace Gates station was opened on 7 October 1878 by the Great Eastern Railway to transport passengers to the recently-built Alexandra Palace.
The station opened as terminus of the Palace Gates line, a short railway branch line in north London running from the main line at Seven Sisters station in Tottenham.
When the station was built, it was already in competition with the very nearby Alexandra Palace station (which was called Wood Green at the time) on the Great Northern Railway. When the Piccadilly line reached Wood Green in 1932, this competition was worsened.
By the 1960s, the Palace Gates line was unprofitable and the line closed to passengers on 7 January 1963. Following closure the station was demolished and housing built on most of the site. A short section of the station site at its north end is occupied by Network Rail sidings alongside which are traces of the platform ends.
Finding the Cache
The headline coordinates will bring you to the front of a residential building, which replaced the station after its closure and is named 'Palace Gates' in recognition.
Find the 'Lamp Faulty?' sign and note the numbers on it. Use them to calculate the final coordinates. The cache is a short walk away.
N 51° 35.(A+B-1)(B+1)(C+1)' W 0° 7.(A/2)(C+1)(B+1)'
You can check your answers for this puzzle on GeoChecker.com.