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SideTracked - Alresford Mystery Cache

Hidden : 07/23/2022
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Size: Size:   other (other)

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Geocache Description:

Alresford station was opened in 1866 by the Tendring Hundred Railway Co. a branch of the Great Eastern Railway, on the line between London Liverpool Street Station and Clacton-on-Sea.

The station is currently managed by Greater Anglia which also operates all trains serving the station.

Prior to the electrification of the line, the ticket clerk operated the level crossing gates, the home and distant signals on both the "up" (London-bound) and "down" (country-bound) lines, and his own level crossing gate lock and the one for the level crossing a short distance down the line, at all times that the signal box was unmanned. Edward Burbage fulfilled this duty for nearly AB years. The crossing gates were replaced with automatic barriers as part of an upgrade of the line in 2008 and 2009.

The cache is not at the published co-ordinates. To discover where the cache is hidden you will need to do a little bit of research and a little bit of maths.

N 51 51.(A-3)(A-2)(A+2) E 01 00.(B+1)(B+2)(B+1)

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Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Decryption Key


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