Section 8B  -  HE686 On The Road


Journey from Blackley to Bridgnorth July 1969

 

 

 

 

 0-6-0T HE No.686 of 1898 'The Lady Armaghdale' being loaded on Caudles Low Loader at I.C.I. Blackley prior to its journey along the M6 Motorway to S.V.R. Bridgnorth in July 1969.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 0-6-0ST HL No.3437 of 1919 'Isabel' and 0-6-0T HE No.686 of 1898 'The Lady Armaghdale' at Blackley Works of I.C.I. Ltd., Dyestuffs Division. HE686 is already loaded  on the low loader prior to its journey to S.V.R. Bridgnorth in July 1969.            

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

 

0-6-0T HE No.686 of 1898 'The Lady Armaghdale' near Altringham on its

journey from ICI Blackley to SVR

Bridgnorth in July 1969.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

0-6-0T HE No.686 of 1898 'The Lady Armaghdale' waiting for a police escort at Altringham on its journey from I.C.I. Blackley to S.V.R.

Bridgnorth in July 1969.                  

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

0-6-0T HE No.686 of 1898 'The Lady Armaghdale' waiting for a police

escort at Altringham on its journey from I.C.I. Blackley to S.V.R.

Bridgnorth in  July 1969. 

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

 0-6-0T HE No.686 'The Lady Armaghdale' heads down the M6 Motorway on the Journey from I.C.I. Blackley to S.V.R. Bridgnorth

in July 1969.            

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

 

 0-6-0T HE No.686 of 1898 'The Lady

Armaghdale' still on CaudlesLow

Loader after arriving at S.V.R.

Bridgnorth in July 1969.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

Visit to Tyseley, Birmingham in 1983 and 1986

 

 

 

 

 

 0-6-0T HE No.686 of 1898 'The Lady

Armaghdale' arriving at The Birmingham

Railway Museum, Tyseley in April 1983.         

 

(photo:   Robin Jones)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Armaghdale' arriving at the Birmingham

Railway Museum. Tyseley in April 1983.

 

(photo:   Robin Jones)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Armaghdale' at Birmingham Railway

Museum, Tyseley in May 1983.                              

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 0-6-0T HE No.686 of 1898 'The Lady

Armaghdale' on location at Birmingham

Railway Museum (Tyseley) in June 1983.

 

(photo:   Robin Jones)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 0-6-0T HE No.686 of 1898 'The Lady

Armaghdale' on location at Birmingham

Railway Museum (Tyseley) in June 1983.       

 

(photo:   Robin Jones)                                                                                        

 

 

 

 

 

 0-4-0ST P No.1722 of 1926 'Rocket' and

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

Railway Museum in July 1983.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

0-4-0ST P No.1722 of 1926 (in GWR livery)

and 0-6-0T HE No.686 of 1898 'The Lady Armaghdale' on the turntable at

Birmingham Railway Museum

(Tyseley) in July 1983.           

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

 

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

Armaghdale' at Tyseley during its second

visit to the Birmingham Railway Museum

in July 1986. 

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

 

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

Armaghdale' at Tyseley during its second

visit to the Birmingham Railway Museum

in July 1986.           

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

Visit to Crewe Heritage Centre in August 1988

 

 

 

 

 0-6-0T HE No.686 of 1898 'The Lady

Armaghdale' at the Railway Heritage

Centre, Crewe in August 1988.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

 

 

LMS 4-6-2 No.6201 'Princess Elizabeth'

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

at the Crewe Heritage Centre in August 1988.         

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

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

on Location at the Railway Heritage Centre,

Crewe in August 1988. Soon after this event

the locomotive would be withdrawn for

overhaul, not returning to active service

until March 1994 but then as 'Thomas

the Tank Engine' in Blue Livery.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

 

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

at the Crewe Railway Heritage Centre

in August 1988.                    

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

0-6-0T HE686 as 'Thomas the Tank Engine'  1994 - 1998

 

 

 

 

 

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

'Thomas the Tank Engine' at GWS Didcot

in March 1994.     

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

 

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

'Thomas the Tank Engine' at GWS Didcot

in March 1994.      

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

 

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

'Thomas the Tank Engine' at Pontypool

& Blaenavon Railway in July 1994.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

0-6-0T HE No.686 of 1898 in blue livery as 'Thomas the Tank Engine' at Pontypool & Blaenavon Railway in July 1994.      

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

 

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

as 'Thomas the Tank Engine' on location

at GWS Didcot in October 1995.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

'Thomas the Tank Engine' on Location at

GWS Didcot in October 1995.                        

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

'Thomas the Tank Engine' on Location at Llangollen Railway in October 1995.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

'Thomas the Tank Engine' on location at Llangollen Railway in October 1995.        

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

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

as 'Thomas the Tank Engine' at Wallingford

on the Cholsey & Wallingford Railway

in April 1996.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

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

'Thomas the Tank Engine' at Cholsey on

the Cholsey & Wallingford Railway

in April 1996.                    

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

 

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

as 'Thomas the Tank Engine' at Leeds

on the Middleton Railway in May 1996.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

0-6-0T HE No.686 of 1898 in blue livery as 'Thomas the Tank Engine' at Leeds on the Middleton Railway in May 1996.                       

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

0-6-0T HE686 of 1898

in blue livery as 'Thomas

the Tank Engine' at the

Gwili Railway in April 1998.

 

(photo:   courtesy of Robin Jones)

 

 

 

 

0-6-0T HE686 of 1898

In blue livery as 'Thomas

the Tank Engine' at the

Gwili Railway in April 1998.

 

(photo:   courtesy of Robin Jones)

 

 

 

 

 

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

'Thomas the Tank Engine' at Bury on the

East Lancs. Railway in May 1998.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

the Tank Engine' at Bury on the East Lancs. Railway in May 1998.                                       

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

Centenary Celebrations of HE686 in October & November      1998 at Bury (ELR), Leeds (MRT) and Kidderminster (SVR)

 

 

 

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

MSC Railway No.14 'St. John' at Bury

on the East Lancs. Railway during

first weekend of the locomotives

Centenary Celebrations in October 1998.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

 

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

MSC Railway No.14 'St. John' at Bury on the

East Lancs. Railway during the first weekend

of the locomotives Centenary Celebrations

in October 1998.        

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

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

as MSC No.14 'St. John' at Bury on the

East Lancs. Railway during the first

weekend of the locomotives

Centenary Celebrations in October 1998.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

0-6-0T HE No.686 of 1898 as MSCRly. No.14 'St.

John' returned to its place of birth at Jack Lane,

Leeds (formerly the Hunslet Engine Co. Works

now occupied by switchgear firm Merlin Gerlin Medium Voltage) in October 1998. 

(photo:   Courtesy of Yorkshire Post)

 

 

 

 

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

as MSCRly. No.14 'St. John' at Leeds on

the Middleton Railway during the second

weekend of the locomotives Centenary Celebrations in November 1998.

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

 

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

MSC Railway No.14 'St. John' at Leeds on

the Middleton Railway during the second weekend of the locomotives Centenary Celebrations in November 1998.              

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

 

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

MSC No.14 'St. John' at Leeds on the Middleton Railway during the second weekend of the locomotives Centenary Celebrations

in November 1998. 

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

 

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

as MSC No.14 'St. John' at Leeds on the Middleton Railway during the second weekend of the locomotives Centenary Celebrations in November 1998.              (photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

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

MSC Railway No.14 'St. John' at Kidderminster

on the Severn Valley Railway during the third

and final weekend of the locomotives

Centenary Celebrations in November 1998.

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

0-6-0T HE No.686 of 1898 in black livery as MSC Railway No.14 'St. John' at Bewdley on the SVR during the third and final weekend of the locomotives Centenary Celebrations in

November 1998.         

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

0-6-0T HE No.686 of 1898 in black livery as MSC Railway No.14 'St. John' at bewdley on the SVR witha couple dressed in Victorian Dress in November 1998 during the final weekend of the locomotives Centenary Celebrations.

(photo:   David Cooke)

HE686 Back in blue as 'Thomas the Tank Engine' 1999 - 2009

 

 

 

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

at Swanwick Junction, Midland Railway

Centre as 'Thomas the Tank

Engine' in March 1999.

 

(photo:   courtesy of Robin Jones)

 

 

 

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

at Swanwick Junction, Midland Railway

Centre as 'Thomas the Tank

Engine' in March 1999.

 

(photo:   courtesy of Robin Jones)

 

 

 

0-6-0T HE686 of 1898

In blue livery as 'Thomas

the Tank Engine' at the

Churnet Valley Railway

on 16th February 2002.

 

(photo:   courtesy of Robin Jones)

 

 

 

 

0-6-0T HE686 of 1898

In blue livery as 'Thomas

the Tank Engine' at the

Churnet Valley Railway

on 16th February 2002.

 

(photo:   courtesy of Robin Jones)

 

 

 

 

 

 

0-6-0T HE No.686 of 1898 in blue livery as 'Thomas the Tank Engine'  at Shenton on the Battlefield Railway in July 2002 .         

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

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

the Tank Engine' at Shenton on the Battlefield

Railway in July 2002. 

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

 

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

livery as 'Thomas the Tank Engine'

at the Foxfield Railway in August 2002.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

 

 0-6-0T HE No.686 of 1898 in blue

livery as 'Thomas the Tank Engine'

at the Foxfield Railway in August 2002.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

 0-6-0T HE No.686 of 1898 in blue livery as 'Thomas the Tank Engine' at Simpelveld on the ZLSM Railway (Netherlands) in October 2002. This was the first 'Thomas' Event to be held

on Mainland Europe and the first

time HE686 had left the UK.                       

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

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

'Thomas the Tank Engine' at Simpelveld on

the ZLSM Railway (Netherlands) in October

2002. This was the first 'Thomas' Event

to be held on Mainland Europe and

the first time HE686 had left the UK.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

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

'Thomas the Tank Engine' at Bodmin on

the Bodmin & Wenford Railway

in August 2003.                   

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

 

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

as 'Thomas the Tank Engine' at Bodmin

Parkway on the Bodmin &  Wenford

Railway in August 2003.  

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

 

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

as 'Thomas the Tank Engine' at

GWS Didcot in October 2004.    

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

in blue livery as 'Thomas

the Tank Engine' at Steam

Museum, Swindon

in October 2004.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

as 'Thomas the Tank Engine' at Steam Museum, Swindon in October 2004.            

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

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

as 'Thomas the Tank Engine

at Swindon Steam Museum

in October 2004.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

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

being towed towards GWS Didcot

from Milton Park by BR Class 60

No.60079 on 24th February 2005.

 

(photo;   courtesy of Gareth Rawlings)

 

 

 

 

 

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

as 'Thomas the Tank Engine'

at the Mid Hants Railway

on 31st March 2005.

 

(photo:   courtesy of Michael Wright)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

as 'Thomas the Tank Engine' @ Krefeld,

Germany in May 2005.

 

(photo:   Carl Jones)

 

 

 

 

 

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

'Thomas the Tank Engine' @ Krefeld,

Germany in  May 2005. This would be

the only visit to this Country.

 

(photo:  Carl Jones)

 

 

 

 

 

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

as 'Thomas the Tank Engine' at

GWS Didcot on 11th March 2006.

 

(photo:   courtesy of Mark & Naomi)

 

 

 

 

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

'Thomas the Tank Engine' at Buckingham

Railway Centre, Quainton in April 2006.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

  0-6-0T HE No.686 of 1898 in blue livery as 'Thomas the Tank Engine' at Buckingham Railway Centre, Quainton in April 2006.         

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

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

as 'Thomas the Tank Engine' at

the Buckingham Railway Centre,

Quainton in April 2006.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

0-6-0T HE686 of 1898 in blue

livery as 'Thomas the Tank Engine'

at Kingswear on the Paignton &

Dartmouth Railway on 10th June 2006.

 

(photo:   courtesy of the

Paignton & Dartmouth Railway)

 

 

 

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

as 'Thomas the Tank Engine' at

Minehead on the West Somerset

Railway on 30th June 2006.

 

(photo:   courtesy of Ruth)

 

 

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

as 'Thomas the Tank Engine' at

the Mid Hants Railway

on 28th July 2006.

 

(photo:   courtesy of Anthony Hope)

 

 

 

 

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

as 'Thomas the Tank Engine' just

South of Bodmin on the Bodmin

& Wenford Railway in August 2006.

 

(photo:   courtesy of Steve)

 

 

 

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

as 'Thomas the Tank Engine' at

Tenderton on the Kent & East Sussex

Railway on the 24th September 2006.

 

(photo:   courtesy of Charles Abbot)

 

 

 

 

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

as 'Thomas the Tank Engine' at

Tenderton on the Kent & East Sussex

Railway on the 24th September 2006.

 

(photo:   courtesy of Charles Abbot)

 

 

 

 

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

as 'Thomas the Tank Engine' at

Tenterden on the Kent & East Sussex

Railway on17th February 2007.

 

(photo:   courtesy of David Edmondson)

 

 

 

 

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

as 'Thomas the Tank Engine' at

GWS Didcot on the 3rd of March 2007.

 

(photo:   courtesy of Andy)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

0-6-0T HE686 of 1898

In blue livery as 'Thomas

the Tank Engine' at

Paignton on the Paignton

& Dartmouth Railway

on 7th April 2007.

 

(photo:   courtesy of Norsworthy

Photography & Alamay Photos)

 

 

 

 

0-6-0T HE686 of 1898

In blue livery as

'Thomas the Tank Engine'

at Tenterden on the

Kent & East Sussex Railway

in February 2008.

 

 

 

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

as 'Thomas the Tank Engine' at

GWS Didcot on 19th April 2008.

 

(photo:   courtesy of Gareth Rawlings)

 

 

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

as 'Thomas the Tank Engine'

at Buckfastleigh on the

South Devon Railway

in May 2008.

 

(photo:   courtesy of the South

Devon Railway Association)

 

 

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

as 'Thomas the Tank Engine'

at the West Somerset Railway

in May 2008.

 

 

0-6-0T HE686 of 1898

in blue livery as

'Thomas the Tank Engine'

at Minehead on the

West Somerset Railway

in May 2008.

 

 

 0-6-0T HE686 of 1898

In blue livery as

'Thomas the Tank Engine'

at GWS Didcot on the

8th March 2009.

 

(photo:   courtesy of Gareth Rawlings)

 

 

 

 

 

0-6-0T HE686 of 1898

In blue livery as 'Thomas

the Tank Engine' @

Colne Valley Railway

on 14th June 2009.

 

(photo:   courtesy of Brian

Harris and Alamy Photos)

 

 

 

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

as 'Thomas the Tank Engine' at

Kingswear on the Paignton

& Dartmouth Railway

on 28th June 2009.

 

(photo:   courtesy of William Denholm)

Visit to 'Best of Britain' Exhibition at N.E.C. Birmingham  2012

 

 

 

 

 

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

on display at the 'Best of Britain' Exhibition

at the N.E.C., Birmingham in March 2012.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

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

on display at the 'Best of Britain' Exhibition

at the N.E.C., Birmingham in March 2012.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)