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Pomfret Station

Placed: 5-4-02
Placed By: WWW (Formerly known as Chuck Straub and Molly)
Location: Pomfret Connecticut, Windham County
Rated: Easy

Clues Updated 4/23/07

Take Route 44 East from Ashford, Phoenixville, or Abington until it joins with Route 169 North. You immediately see a gravel area to pull into to park your car on the right. This is part of the old rail line. Be careful crossing the street and go past the two big concrete blocks blocking what used to be Railroad Street. You will see on your left the remains of the Pomfret Railroad station which still stood into the late 1990s, when it was destroyed by fire and leveled.

Go to a clump of trees in a circle with many initials and hearts engraved into them. Take a bearing of 190 degrees and go to the fork of two paths. Take the one on the left. This is the old rail line. As you walk, you will have a wooden fence on your right. Go past the green metal gate. Walk along until you pass a wide trail going off to your left. Keep going and see that both sides of the rail line go down hill. This area is very short. Look on the south side of the rail bed for a lone white birch tree. Just past this point on the rail bed is another path that enters your trail at an angle. Go to that birch tree and take a bearing of 45 degrees which points to a 5 sister tree. You go over a small depression and uphill about eight feet to the trees. Behind the trees the box is hidden under leaves and sticks. On top of that is a rectangular piece of iron about the size of half of a brick. This was found on the slope and must have something to do with the railroad. Under this you will find what you seek. From the car to the box should take about 15 to 20 minutes of walking.

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