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REALLY SideTracked - Nobelius Traditional Geocache

Hidden : 08/12/2022
1.5 out of 5
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   regular (regular)

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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

As this is now a Heritage station rather then a regular passenger train line, it is a REALLY Sidetracked cache

Nobelius Station

Nobelius Station is situated on the Puffing Billy Railway, and opened in 1927. It currently consists of a short platform with a "Mallee Shed"-type corrugated iron waiting shelter, which includes a small lockable room, although there was also a more substantial building in the past. Trains do not usually stop at the station, except by prior arrangement..

The Puffing Billy Railway is a 2 ft 6 in (762 mm) narrow gauge heritage railway in the southern foothills of the Dandenong Ranges in Melbourne, Australia. The railway was one of the five narrow gauge lines of the Victorian Railways which opened around the beginning of the 20th century. It is close to the city of Melbourne and is one of the most popular steam heritage railways in the world,  attracting tourists from Australia and overseas. The railway aims to preserve and restore the line as near as possible to how it was in the first three decades of its existence, but with particular emphasis on the early 1920s.
The primary starting point is Belgrave station which houses the railway's operations and administration centre. The line runs through Lakeside Station where a visitor information centre provides catering and an indoor interpretive space. The south-eastern terminus is Gembrook railway station. In 2022 the railway also returned the traditional Puffing Billy Railway dangling of legs from the train carriages which is a core part of the charm of the railway.


Cache information

This is a 1 Litre sistema, it is not in the old railway station building rather behind it in the tree's

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