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Ghost Train

Hidden : 1/11/2006
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Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

A multi-cache along part of the disused Stafford, Wellington, Shrewsbury railway line.

This is our first hide, so we hope people enjoy it as much as we did planning and hiding it.

view down abandoned railway line

The hunt leads you to some steps near one of the old bridges over the railway.The number of steps are AB. The cache can then be found at:

N52 45.A(2B-A)(A+B) W2 23.(B-A-A)(B-A-A)(A+B)

Please replace the cache as you find it and make sure it is well camoflaged. Natural camoflage rather than a pile of sticks would be good.

The Shropshire Union Railway was built in 1849 and ran from Stafford to Shrewsbury via Gnosall, Newport to Wellington. It was in use until 1964 when it fell under the Beeching Axe. Legend has it that ghostly sounds have been heard from the direction of the track....

When the East wind howls
And bats and owls circle on moonless nights
Newport residents have been known to waken with a fright
They see no lights of rolling stock but the sound is crystal clear
A thundering down the railway line, a thundering of fear
So although the urge to geocache is great, cachers please take heed and wait
Until the sunshine lights your route, you'll keep your head and find treasure to boot.

There is little left of the old railway but of interest is the old railway bridge which still stands at N52 45.322 W002 22.984. There is also another bridge clearly visible from the roadabout at the junction of the A41 and A518 south of Newport.

The above history has been gleaned from online resources and is accurate as far as we know. If anyone has any comments or additions then we'd be delighted to hear them.

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Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Svany pnpur: ng gur onfr bs n gerr abg sne sebz gur cngu

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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