Cotton Belt Trail LbNA # 65057 (ARCHIVED)
|Placed Date||Jul 4 2013|
|Found By||Gryzzled Gryphon|
|Last Update||Jul 23 2013|
The Cotton Belt Line was what people nicknamed The St. Louis Southwestern Railway Company. The section of the track that ran from Corsicana through Waco and terminated in Gatesville was completed in 1877. The home office of the Cotton Belt Line was in Tyler, TX and they have an old depot there that has been turned into a museum for the Cotton Belt Line.
This 2.5 mile long hike/bike trail near Woodway, TX was built on the old Cotton Belt Line right of way.
DIRECTIONS: 31.472033, -97.296334 Trailhead
There were two letterboxes on the trail: an engine and a caboose (now retired). This trail is straight and has lots of users so you will have to be extremely cautious to keep the caches a secret.
Walk to your right to get on the trail. When you get to the brick insert in the trail that says Park 1/4 mile you will see a bent train track in the trees. At the second tree look behind the steel track under some rocks for the cache. Please take the box back to the trailhead to stamp the books. Please reseal carefully and when no one is around return the cache to it's hiding spot behind the rail and cover it with the rocks.
The Caboose Cache (RETIRED):