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 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' 2002 - 9

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

thje 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 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 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' 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)

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)