Section 4 - 1993 to 2009

HE686 as 'Thomas the Tank Engine' at S.V.R. 1993 to 1998

 

 

 

 

0-6-0T HE No.686 of 1898 in the process of

being overhauled and repainted in blue livery

to become 'Thomas the Tank Engine' at SVR

Bridgnorth in November 1993.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

0-6-0T HE No.686 of 1898 in the process of

being overhauled and repainted in blue livery

to become 'Thomas the Tank Engine' at SVR Bridgnorth in November 1993

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

 

The cab of 0-6-0T HE No.686 of 1898 in the

process of being repainted in blue livery at

SVR Bridgnorth in November 1993.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

 

0-6-0T HE No.686 of 1898 in light blue

undercoat prior to being finished

in 'Thomas the Tank Engine' livery

at SVR Bridgnorth in January 1994. 

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

0-6-0T HE No.686 of 1898 in New Blue

Livery as 'Thomas the Tank Engine' at

SVR Kidderminster in May 1994. This was

the first 'Thomas' Event held at the SVR

with HE686 in the lead role.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

0-6-0T HE686 of 1898 in blue livery

as 'Thomas the Tank Engine' at SVR

Kidderminster in September 1994.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

0-6-0T HE686 of 1898 in blue livery

as 'Thomas the Tank Engine' at SVR

Kidderminster in September 1994.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

 

 0-6-0T HE No.686 of 1898 in

blue 'Thomas the Tank Engine'

livery at SVR Bridgnorth

in July 1995. 

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

 

 

0-6-0T HE No.686 of 1898 in blue 'Thomas

the Tank Engine' livery at SVR Bewdley in September 1995.   

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

0-6-0T HE686 of 1898

In blue livery Towing

GWR 0-6-0PT No.1501

from SVR Bridgnorth

down to Bewdley

in August 1996.

 

(photo:   courtesy of Andy Poole)

 

 

0-6-0T HE686 of 1898

In blue livery towing

GWR 0-6-0PT No.1501

at SVR Arley whilst on

the journey from

Bridgnorth to Bewdley

in August 1996.

 

(photo:   courtesy of Andy Poole)

 

 

 

 

 

 

0-6-0T HE No.686 of 1898 in blue livery

as 'Thomas the Tank engine' at SVR

Kidderminster in May 1997.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

 

 

0-6-0T HE No.686 of 1898 in blue livery as

'Thomas the Tank Engine' at Kidderminster,

Severn Valley Railway in May 1997.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

HE686 at S.V.R. as MSC No.14 'St. John' for Centenary in 1998

 

 

 

 

 0-6-0T HE No.686 of 1898 in MSC Railway

Black Livery as No.14 'St. John' at SVR Kidderminster in November 1998 during

the loco's Centenary Celebrations.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

0-6-0T HE No.686 of 1898 in MSC Railway

Black Livery as No.14 'St. John' at SVR

Bewdley in November 1998 during

the loco's Centenary Celebrations.              

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

 0-6-0T HE No.686 of 1898 in MSC Black Livery

as No.14 'St. John' waiting to depart from

SVR Kidderminster with the shuttle

service to Bewdley in November1998. 

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

 

0-6-0T HE No.686 of 1898 in MSC Rly. black livery

as No.14 'St. John' at SVR Bewdley with shuttle

service from Kidderminster in November 1998.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

HE686 back as 'Thomas' at S.V.R.  1999 - 2009

 

 

 

 

0-6-0T HE No.686 of 1898 in blue livery

as 'Thomas the Tank Engine' at SVR

Kidderminster in May 1999.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

0-6-0T HE686 in blue

livery at SVR Highley

during a WILT Members

Day in June 1999.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

0-6-0T HE686 of 1898 in

blue livery at SVR Highley

during a WILT Members

Day in June 1999.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

SVR 7.99

SVR 9.99

 

 

 

 

 

0-6-0T HE No.686 of 1898 in blue

'Thomas' livery at SVR Kidderminster

before working a WILT Members

Special Train to Highley

in November 2001.          

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

0-6-0T HE No.686 of 1898 in blue 'Thomas

the Tank Engine' livery at SVR Kidderminster

prior to working a WILT Members Special

Train to Highley in November 2001.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

 

0-6-0T HE No.686 of 1898 in blue 'Thomas

the Tank Engine' livery prior to taking

water at SVR Highley in November 2001.   

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

0-6-0T HE No.686 of 1898 in blue

'Thomas the Tank Engine' livery

taking water at SVR Highley

in November 2001.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

0-6-0T HE686 of 1898

In blue livery as

'Thomas the Tank Engine'

at SVR Kidderminster

on 18th May 2003.

 

(photo:   courtesy of K. L. Jennings ) 

 

 

 

 

0-6-0T HE686 of 1898

In the loco yard at SVR

Bridgnorth on 26th May

2003 in blue livery as

'Thomas the Tank Engine'.

 

(photo:   courtesy of SVR)

 

 

 

 

 

0-6-0T HE No.686 of 1898 in blue 'Thomas the

Tank Engine' livery at SVR Kidderminster prior

to working a WILT Members Special Train to

Bridgnorth in November 2003.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

 

0-6-0T HE No.686 of 1898 in blue 'Thomas the

Tank Engine' livery at SVR Highley whilst

working a WILT Members Special Train to

Bridgnorth in November 2003.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

 0-6-0T HE No.686 of 1898 in blue 'Thomas

the Tank Engine' livery at SVR Bridgnorth

prior to working the return leg of a WILT

Members Special Train in November 2003.    

 

(photo:   Nigel Cripps)

 

 

 

 

 

0-6-0T HE No.686 of 1898 in blue livery

at SVR Bridgnorth whilst working a

WILT Members Special Train from

Kidderminster in November 2003.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

 0-6-0T HE No.686 of 1898 in blue 'Thomas the Tank Engine' livery at SVR Bridgnorth whilst working a WILT Members Special Train from Kidderminster

in November 2003.               

 

(photo:   Nigel Cripps)

 

 

 

 

0-6-0T HE No.686 of 1898 in blue livery

at SVR Hampton Loade working a WILT

Members Special Train in November 2003.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

 

0-6-0T HE No.686 of 1898 in blue livery

in the bay at SVR Hampton Loade in

November 2003 whilst working a WILT

Members special Train.

 

(photo:   Nigel Cripps)

 

 

0-6-0T HE No.686 of 1898 in blue

livery with WILT Members at SVR

Hampton Loade in November 2003

whilst working a Special Train from

Kidderminster to Bridgnorth.

 

(photo:   Nigel Cripps)

 

 

 

0-6-0T HE No.686 of 1898 in blue

livery taking water at SVR Bewdley

whilst working a WILT Members

Special Train in November 2003.

 

(photo:   Nigel Cripps)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

0-6-0T HE No.686 of 1898 in blue livery

at SVR Highley taking water during a

WILT Members Day in August 2004.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

 

0-6-0T HE No.686 of 1898 in blue livery

at SVR Highley engaged in a WILT

Members Day giving brake van

rides to visitors in August 2004.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

 

 0-6-0T HE No.686 of 1898 in blue livery

giving brake van rides to visitors at

SVR Highley during a WILT 

Members Day in August 2004. 

 

(photo:  DavidCooke)

 

 

 

 

 

 

0-6-0T HE No.686 of 1898 in blue livery

at SVR Highley during a WILT Members

Day in August 2004.    

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

0-6-0T HE686 of 1898 in blue livery

Plus LMS 2-6-0 No.42968 (Henry)

and GWR 0-6-0PT No.5764 (Duck)

at SVR Kidderminster during

a 'Thomas the Tank Engine'

Event on 15th May 2005.

 

(photo:   courtesy of Michael Warren)

 

 

 

 

0-6-0T HE686 of 1898

In blue livery as

'Thomas the Tank Engine'

at SVR Kidderminster

on 15th May 2005.

 

(photo:   courtesy of Michael Warren)

 

 

 

 

 

0-6-0T HE No.686 of 1898 in blue livery

in the shed yard at SVR Bridgnorth

sometime in 2005.

 

(photo:   SVR)

 

 

 

 

 

0-6-0T HE No.686 of 1898 in blue

livery as 'Thomas the Tank Engine'

at SVR Kidderminster in May 2006.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

 

0-6-0T HE No.686 of 1898 in blue livery

prior to working a WILT Members Evening

Special Train to SVR Highley in May 2006.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

0-6-0T HE No.686 of 1898 in blue livery

at SVR Kidderminster prior to working

a WILT Members Evening Special

Train to Highley in May 2006.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

0-6-0T HE686 of 1898 in blue livery

at SVR Highley after hauling

a WILT Members Special

Train on 13th May 2006.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

13.1.07

13.1.07

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

0-6-0T HE686 of 1898

In blue livery just South

of SVR Bridgnorth on

4th February 2007.

 

(photo:   courtesy of John Keigthley)

 

 

 

 

0-6-0T HE No.686 of 1898 in blue livery

as 'Thomas the Tank Engine' at SVR

Kidderminster in August 2008.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

 

 

0-6-0T HE No.686 of 1898 in blue livery

as 'Thomas the tank Engine' at SVR

Kidderminster in May 2009.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

 

0-6-0T HE No.686 of 1898 in Blue 'Thomas' Livery at SVR Kidderminster in May 2009.

This would be the last year of active service

for the locomotive prior to being withdrawn

due to boiler and other problems.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

0-6-0T HE No.686 of 1898 in blue livery

as 'Thomas the Tank Engine' at SVR

Kidderminster in May 2009.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

0-6-0T HE No.686 of 1898 in blue livery

as 'Thomas the Tank Engine' at SVR

Kidderminster in May 2009.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

0-6-0T HE 686 of 1898

In blue livery as

'Thomas the Tank Engine'

at SVR Kidderminster on

10th May 2009.

 

(photo:   courtesy of Michael Warren)