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Golden Spike

A cache by TeamAlamo Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 3/29/2004
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
1 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

The history of trains in Niles Canyon dates back to before the building of the original transcontinental railroad. The first Western Pacific Railroad started construction in San Jose towards Sacramento. It built twenty miles of track that reached into Alameda Creek canyon in 1866. Shortly after the golden spike ceremony at Promontory, Utah, the Central Pacific Railroad completed the transcontinental link between Sacramento and the San Francisco Bay, finishing the track through the canyon.

I was disappointed when I found out that Bykenut's "Movies, Railroads, and History - Oh my!" (GC77DD) had been archived, so I placed a micro for the train part. I am looking forward to someone else resurrecting the great movie history of the area.

 

The cache is not at the posted coordinates, but can be found at:

N37 34.ABC W121 58.DEF

All the information you need will either be at the posted coordinates or nearby.

A = Twice the number of letters in the initials on the upper part of the plaque

B = 4th minus 2nd number in dedication year

C = Add the two digits of the chapter number together

D = Number of letters on the nearby hill sign

E = Number of letters in the middle word on the train car

F = Nada + nil + zip + 4*the number of train cars (according to updated coords from randy4fun)

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