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ACES: Virtual Railroads - OU0294

 The Arlington Caching Educational Series (ACES) is a series of geocaches in and around Bluemont park

Hidden by  TheLostDogs

N 38° 52.385' W 77° 07.960' (WGS84)

 Coordinates in Other Systems
 Location: United States > Virginia
 Cache Type: Virtual
 Size: No container
 Status: Ready for Search
 Date Hidden: 26 April 2011
 Date Created: 26 April 2011
 Last Modified: 01 May 2011
 Waypoint: OU0294


{{found}} 3 x Found
{{not_found}} 0 x Did Not Find
{{comment}} 0 Comments
0 Notes
2 Watchers
2956 Visitors
2 x Rated
Rated as: N/A
GeoKrety History

Available Maps: Opencaching,Google Maps

Cache Attributes

Kid Friendly Wheelchair Access Ticks Historic Site Limited Hours Listed on OCNA Only Stealth Required 

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Description   EN   

This is a another variation on cache types: a Virtual Cache.  There is no cache container.  This can be a great type of cache where the container itself might get in the way (like a historic site).  To claim credit for this cache, you need to answer some questions.

If you are with a guide or volunteer, answer the questions to your guide.  If you are doing this on your own without an educational group, then email the answer to the cache owner.

In what year did Bluemont Junction serve as the hub of the multi line Washington & Old Dominion Railway?

What does John McLean have to do with these railroads?

A Google Map shows the Full ACES Course.

Cache is hidden in an Arlington County Park consistent with known Arlington County Parks geocaching policy.  Please only search during park hours.

Additional Hints   Decrypt

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Log Entries    {{found}} 3x {{not_found}} 0x {{comment}} 0x      New Log Entry

1 01 May 2011 wetfit Found it

It's May Day and I thought I'd check out this new series.  It was a  lot of fun....I like the railway history....emailed answers to the CO. THX4TC.

1 01 May 2011 sfcchaz Found it

TTF - I was in this area several months ago. I DNF'd the GC cache here but did find the Letterbox (that reminds me to log it).

These types of cache are always fun and informative. TFTC

email on the way.

1 30 April 2011 DudleyGrunt Found it

2645.  My 8th cache in the park, today, and 5th in the ACES series.  This caboose seems to be a popular spot for treasure hunters.  There are also a Letterbox and cache, nearby.  I've never purposefully found a Letterbox, but I do have a stamp and will check it out before I come down next time.  I didn't know about it, until I was reading the logs for the hide, so had no idea where to look for it.  Neither did I give a serious search since it there were a number of young children playing on the caboose and I didn't want to be the creepy old man lurking in the woods,

That is one of the nice things about Virtuals.  I had no problems gatthering the info and even getting a picture of myself. 

Thanks for the history lesson and happy trails!

Pictures Connected with this Log Entry:
DudleyGrunt @ ACES #4
DudleyGrunt @ ACES #4