SU1485 : Former GWR Works, Swindon

taken 10 years ago, near to Swindon, Great Britain

Former GWR Works, Swindon
Former GWR Works, Swindon
A relatively unspoilt corner of the once vast complex. Does anybody know what these buildings were used for?

I have learnt that part of this range houses the chain test house with a hydraulic tester having a 130 ton pull. This corner is now being redeveloped and this view is being obscured by new buildings. The railway buildings are also being converted but the test house is to be at least part preserved with the testing kit being retained.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 1 March, 2008   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 9 April, 2008
Industry > Works   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 143 850 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:33.8543N 1:47.6971W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 142 850
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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