From time to time, depending on the occasion, trips and events have been organised on the SVR and at other locations. Special trains often hauled by HE686 have also been arranged and three Special Weekends in October & November 1998 were organised at East Lancs Railway (Bury), Middleton Railway Trust (Leeds) and Severn Valley Railway (kidderminster and Bewdley) to Celebrate the Centenary of HE686.
WILPG Founder Members (L to R) Robin Jones,
Mike Shaw, Ray Newey, Richard Sherwood
and David Cooke) present at a Gathering
held at The Engine House, Highley to
commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the
in October 1967.
(photo: Nigel Cripps)