Get Involved with SideTracked...

About SideTracked
We have Motorway Mayhem. We have A-Road Anarchy (cos there aren’t many Motorways in Wales!). But what about public transport users? SideTracked Caches are intended to provide quick Cache-and-dashes at Train Stations.

SideTracked started at Evesham station on August 10th 2007, placed by schnarff & bikermel76. It took a while to get started, but is now spreading across the country!

It is hoped this idea will spread across the country in the same way as the MMs….but if hiding one PLEASE BE SENSIBLE and remember that in this day and age, public transport is under greater scrutiny than ever before, so, although these caches should be quick and easy grabs, PLEASE don’t place a Cache where it could cause alarm!!! (Particularly, please ensure that you aware of the new rules of 04/09/08 before hiding your Cache!)

Please also note the guidelines for holding SideTracked Events.

Hiding a SideTracked Cache
Why not place your own SideTracked Cache? It's easy, and a great introduction to hiding caches! All you need is a micro container (usually a 35mm film canister, but you can use other (and bigger!) things, as long as they're waterproof!) a log, a pencil, and a train station!

Current rules mean you cannot hide your Cache ON railway land without providing proof of permission at the time of submitting the Cache for review. With current security issues it may be better anyway for you to hide the Cache outside the boundaries of the station, as Cachers searching for your Cache may still appear suspicious to other staff and members of the public.

HTML Listing Generator
It's never been easier to generate the HTML needed for your listing, just fill in all the fields on our SideTracked HTML Generator, click Submit and we'll work some magic to give you the code you need to edit your SideTracked listing.

Naming your Cache
When naming your Cache, please following convention; "SideTracked - Station Name" There are a few exceptions to this. For example at disused railway stations, heritage railway stations, miniature railways, tram stations, London's DLR and Underground. More details below. Following this naming ensures that we can pick up your cache into our stats, and helps other users to seach for SideTracked caches too.

i.e.
- SideTracked is one word, no space, capital S and T
- Follow this with (space)-(space)
- Follow the hyphen with the name of the station
- Example naming convention: SideTracked - Metheringham (http://coord.info/GC44T4H)

SideTracked at former stations (i.e. now unused or heritage) are prefaced with REALLY,
e.g. REALLY SideTracked - Woodhall Junction. (http://coord.info/GC48K5V)

SideTracked at miniature railways (and Model Railways) are also more than welcome to join our series. These should be prefaced with MINI,
e.g. MINI SideTracked - Kirkby Green. (http://coord.info/GC44T71)

SideTracked at tram Stations These should be prefaced with TRAM,
e.g. TRAM SideTracked - NET Cator Lane (http://coord.info/GC68AWW)

SideTracked at former tram stations (i.e. now unused or heritage) are prefaced with REALLY TRAM,
e.g. REALLY TRAM SideTracked - Church Street. (http://coord.info/GC5QT7H)

SideTracked Underground (London) SideTracked caches at London Underground Stations - These should be prefaced with TUBE,
e.g. TUBE SideTracked - Edgware Road. (http://coord.info/GC5HW9K)

SideTracked Underground at former stations (London) SideTracked caches at abandoned London Underground Stations - These should be prefaced with GHOST TUBE,
e.g. GHOST TUBE SideTracked - South Kentish Town. (http://coord.info/GC50Q6W)

SideTracked DLR (London) Caches at Doclklands Light Railway Stations are welcome to join our series. These should be prefaced with DLR,
e.g. DLR SideTracked - Beckton Park. (Coming Soon)

If you are adopting an existing Cache into the series, then please just ensure SideTracked - Station Name appears somewhere in the name, as this ensures that the Cache appears on search lists

Thanks for checking this out - it would be good for the series to be consistent where possible (makes it easier for people to search through the lists of Caches)

Tell us about your Cache
Please e-mail us to let us know your Cache has been placed, then we can ensure all the lists are updated quickly (including the Bookmark list)

Thanks for joining in!

Resources
SideTracked logo URL (Put this in the 'Background Image URL' box on your Cache report form

SideTracked information page URL (Put this in the 'Related web page?' box on your Cache report form)

HTML Listing Generator
It's never been easier to generate the HTML needed for your listing, just fill in all the fields, click Submit and we'll work some magic to give you the code you need to edit your SideTracked listing. Go to the HTML Generator