Section 7C - MW2047 and HE686 together on the SVR


Since the arrival of HE686 on the SVR in July 1969 we have been fortunate to have both locomotives in steam together on a number of occasions both at Bridgnorth and Bewdley. This somewhat rare event occured mainly in 1969, 1971 and 1972 (when both locomotives were used during the filming of a BBC 'Horizon' Programme about famous railway accidents - such as the Clayton Tunnel Disaster).  However, the locomotives were seen together on other occasions (such as 1993, 1994 and 1995) but then only one (or none) was in steam. Since 1997 when MW2047 was moved to the Kidderminster Railway Museum the two locos could still be seen together when 'Thomas the Tank Engine' was appearing at Kidderminster (1995-9 and 2002-9).

MW2047 & HE686 Together  1969 - 1972

 

 

 

 

 

 

0-6-0ST MW No.2047 of 1926 and newly arrived 0-6-0T HE No.686 'The Lady Armaghdale' together at SVR Bridgnorth in August 1969.     

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

0-6-0T HE No.686 'The Lady Armaghdale' soon after arrival at SVR Bridgnorth together with 0-6-0ST MW No.2047 in September 1969. 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

0-6-0T HE No.686 of 1898 'The Lady

Armaghdale' and 0-6-0ST MW

No.2047 of 1926 together at SVR

Bridgnorth in April 1970.

(photo:   WILT Archive)

 

 

 

 

0-6-0T HE No.686 of 1898 'The Lady Armaghdale'

and 0-6-0ST MW No.2047 of 1926 appear behind

GWR 0-6-0 No.3205 at SVR Bridgnorth in May 1970.

(Photo:   David Idle)

 

 

 

 

 

0-6-0ST MW No.2047 of 1926 'Warwickshire' and 0-6-0T HE No.686 of 1898 'The Lady Armaghdale' double heading a train out of SVR Bridgnorth in April 1971.             (photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

0-6-0T HE No.686 of 1898 'The Lady Armaghdale'

and 0-6-0ST MW No.2047 of 1926 depart from SVR

Bridgnorth with an ECS working in April 1971.

(photo:   WILT Archive)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

0-6-0T HE No.686 of 1898 'The Lady Armaghdale'

and 0-6-0ST MW No.2047 of 1926 front ends

together at SVR Bridgnorth in April 1971.

(photo:   Michael Shaw)

 

 

 

 

 

0-6-0ST MW No.2047 of 1926 'Warwickshire' and 0-6-0T HE No.686 of 1898 'The Lady Armaghdale' in steam together at SVR Bridgnorth in June 1971.

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

 

0-6-0ST MW No.2047 of 1926 'Warwickshire' and 0-6-0T HE No.686

'The Lady Armaghdale' together at SVR Bridgnorth in August 1971.                    (photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

 

 

0-6-0ST MW No.2047 of 1926 'Warwickshire' and 0-6-0T HE No.686 of 1898 'The Lady Armaghdale' in steam together at SVR Bridgnorth in August 1971.

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

 0-6-0ST MW No.2047 of 1926

'Warwickshire' (with cab removed)

being shunted by 0-6-0T HE No.686

of 1898 'The Lady Armaghdale' at

SVR Bridgnorth in August 1971.                         (photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

0-6-0T HE No.686 of 1898 'The Lady Armaghdale' and 0-6-0ST MW No.2047 of 1926 'Warwickshire' together at SVR Bridgnorth in September 1971. Note

MW2047 has had cab removed to cure

a steam leak under the firebox cladding.

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

0-6-0ST MW No.2047 of 1926 'Warwickshire' and

0-6-0T HE No.686 of 1898 'The Lady Armaghdale'

together at SVR Bridgnorth in November 1971.

(photo:   David Williams)

 

 

 

 

 

0-6-0T HE No.686 of 1898 'The Lady Armaghdale' and 0-6-0ST MW No.2047 'Warwickshire' at SVR Bridgnorth in January 1972.        (photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

 

0-6-0ST MW No.2047 of 1926 'Warwickshire'

and 0-6-0T HE No.686 of 1898 'The Lady Armaghdale' both in steam at SVR Bewdley

in March 1972 whilst engaged in filming

duties for the BBC.    (photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

 

 

0-6-0T HE No.686 of 1898 'The Lady Armaghdale' and 0-6-0ST MW No.2047

of 1926 'Warwickshire' both in steam at

SVR Bewdley in March 1972 whilst engaged

in filming duties for the BBC.

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

0-6-0T HE No.686 of 1898 'The Lady

Armaghdale' in use at SVR Bewdley

with 0-6-0ST MW No.2047 of 1926

'Warwickshire' visible in the distance

in March 1972 whilst engaged in filming

duties for the BBC.     (photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

0-6-0ST MW No.2047 of 1926

'Warwickshire' and 0-6-0T HE No.686 of 1898 'The Lady

Armaghdale' at SVR Bewdley

in March 1972 whilst engaged

on filming duties for the BBC.

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

 

0-6-0ST MW No.2047 of 1926

'Warwickshire' and 0-6-0T HE

No.686 of 1898 'TheLady Armaghdale'

being hand coaled st SVR

Bridgnorth in April 1972.

(photo:   David Idle)

 

 

 0-6-0T HE No.686 of 1898 'The Lady

Armaghdale' and 0-6-0ST MW No.2047

of 1926 'Warwickshire' at SVR

Bridgnorth in November 1972. This would

be the last time the locos would be seen

together for some  time as HE686 was dismantled for overhaul shortlyaftewards.

  (photo:   David Cooke)

MW2047 & HE686 Together but Not Complete  1989 - 1994

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A rare photo of 0-6-0ST MW No.2047 of 1926

'Warwickshire' (frames only) and 0-6-0T HE No.686

of 1898 'The Lady Armaghdale' together again briefly behind Platform 2 at SVR Bridgnorth in August 1989. Note that HE686 now has a modified cab with round windows.                                     (photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

 

0-6-0ST MW No.2047 of 1926 'Warwickshire' being re-assembled for static display and 0-6-0T HE No.686 of 1898 'The Lady Armaghdale' partly  dismantled at SVR Bridgnorth in August  1993.

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

0-6-0T HE No.686 of 1898 'The Lady Armaghdale' and 0-6-0ST MW No.2047 'Warwickshire' both partly dismantled at SVR Bridgnorth in September 1993.

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

 0-6-0T HE No.686 of 1898 'The Lady Armaghdale'partly dismantled & 0-6-0ST

MW No.2047 of 1926 'Warwickshire' partly re-assembled at SVR Bridgnorth in September 1993.                               (photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

 

0-6-0ST MW No.2047 of 1926 'Warwickshire' (partly re-assembled) and 0-6-0T HE No.686

of 1898 both in blue livery at SVR Bridgnorth

in February 1994.        (photo:   David Cooke)

Move of 0-6-0ST MW2047 from Bridgnorth to Hampton Loade by 0-6-0T HE686 in July 1995

 

 

 

 

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

Livery moving off shed at SVR Bridgnorth alongside 0-6-0ST MW No.2047 of 1926 'Warwickshire' in green livery prior to

the journey down to Hampton Loade

in July1995.      (photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

 

0-6-0T HE No.686 of 1898 in blue 'Thomas' livery and 0-6-0ST MW No.2047 of 1926 'Warwickshire' at SVR Bridgnorth in

July 1995.       (photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

 

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

livery & 0-6-0ST MW No.2047 of 1926 'Warwickshire' at SVR Bridgnorth in

July 1995.      (photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

 

0-6-0ST MW No.2047 of 1926 'Warwickshire'

in green livery with 0-6-0T HE No.686 in blue 'Thomas' livery in the bay platform at SVR Hampton Loade in July 1995.               

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

 

 

0-6-0T HE No.686 of 1898 in blue 'Thomas' livery and 0-6-0ST MW No.2047 of 1926 'Warwickshire' in the bay platform at SVR Hampton Loade in July 1995.

(photo:   David Cooke)

Final Views of MW2047 and HE686 together at KRM & SVR Kidderminster in 1997 and 2006

 

 

 

 

 

 

0-6-0ST MW No.2047 of 1926 'Warwickshire'

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

livery at SVR Kidderminster in May 1997.    

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

and 0-6-0ST MW No.2047 of 1926 'Warwickshire'

at SVR Kidderminster in May 2006.

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

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

seen through the rear cab window of 0-6-0ST MW No.2047 of 1926 'Warwickshire' at SVR

Kidderminster in May 2006.                                           (photo:   David Cooke)