Replica hooters at Swindon Railway Works
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Swindon's hooters heard for first time in 30 years

Two hooters - dubbed Swindon's alarm clock - have been heard across the town for the first time in nearly 30 years.

The Great Western Railway (GWR) hooters at the town's railway works were last heard at 16:30 GMT on 26 March, 1986.

Three decades after the works closed, replica hooters have been installed on the roof of the Steam railway museum.

Colin Hatch, who built the replicas, said a steam supply was blasted through the hooters to "make that iconic noise over Swindon."

  • 22 Mar 2016