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Narrow gauge railway Riihimäki - Kesijärvi

A cache by Jeo & Kirsi Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 03/05/2004
Difficulty:
2.5 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

Kätkön avulla voit tutustua hieman Riihimäen rautateiden historiaan. Koordinaatit vievät sinut HV-1 554 ”Heikki” veturin luo, joka on työskennellyt valtion pääradalla.

By finding this cache you will to get to know little bit of railroad history. Coordinates lead you to locomotive called ”Heikki” HV-1 554. Heikki has operated in main railroad of the state.

Pääratojen verkkoa täydennettiin vuosisadan vaihteesta alkaen lyhyehköillä kapearaideyhteyksillä, joilla uusia paikkakuntia kytkettiin rataverkkoon. Esimerkkinä Hämeessä ovat mm. ratayhteydet Humppila - Forssa ja Riihimäki - Kesijärvi, jotka antoivat mahdollisuuden aiemmin syrjäisten kylien teollisen kehityksen käynnistymiseen. Vasta autokuljetusten kehittyminen sotien jälkeen 1950-luvulla, vei pohjan pois lyhyiltä junakuljetuksilta ja teki kapearaiteiset yhteydet tarpeettomiksi.

Lopullisten koordinaattien laskeminen:
Lopulliset N-koordinaatit:
N60.43.XXX
XXX = Riihimäen ???-juhlavuosi * paljastuskuukausi + 4


Lopulliset E-koordinaatit:
E024.45.YYY
YYY = veturin valmistenumero * 4 – valmistekilven kehällä olevien merkkien määrä - numero HV-merkin jälkeen

Narrow gauge railways were built in the beginning of the 20th century to complement railroad network. Distances were usually short in narrow gauge railways. Examples of these kind of short railways are connections Humppila-Forssa and Riihimäki-Kesijärvi. These railroads enabled industrial development in those areas. Development of car traffic made these narrow railway gauges unnecessary after war in 1950s.

Calculation of final coordinates:

Final N-coordinates:
N60.43.XXX
XXX = anniversary of Riihimäki * month of unveiling seremony + 4

Final E-coordinates:
E024.45.YYY
YYY = serial number of locomotive * 4 – the amount of marks that are round in the circle, on the label of manufacturer - number after HV-mark

Even if you do not understand Finnish, it is easy to pick those numbers by guessing.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

cbyivfgh wn xngfb lyöf / xarry qbja naq ybbx hc

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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