Section 8B.2 - 1998 to 2019


Centenary Celebrations of HE686 at The East Lancs Railway, Bury in Late October 1998

 

 

 

 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 HE686 of 1898 No.14 'St. John'

 

In MSC black livery at Bury on East

Lancs Railway during the first weekend

of the locomotives Centenary

Celebrations in Late October 1998.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

0-6-0T HE686 of 1898

in black livery as MSC

No.14 'St. John' at Bury

on the East Lancs. Railway

during the 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 Late October 1998.        

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

Cab of 0-6-0T HE686 of 1898 No.14 'St. John'

 

In MSC black livery at Bury on the East

Lancs Railway during the first weekend

of the locomotives Centenary Celebrations

in Late October 1998.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

0-6-0T HE686 of 1898 No.14 'St. John'

 

In MSC black livery at Bury on the East

Lancs Railway during the first weekend

of the locomotives Centenary Celebrations

in late 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 HE686 of 1898 No.14 'St. John'

 

In MSC black livery at Bury on the East

Lancs Railway during the first weekend

of the locomotives Centenary Celebrations

in Late October 1998.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

0-6-0T HE686 of 1898

in black livery as MSC

No.14 'St. John' at Bury

on the East Lancs. Rly.

during the Centenary

Celebrations in October 1998.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

Centenary Celebrations of HE686 at The Middleton Railway, Leeds in Early November 1998

 

 

 

 

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 November 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 HE686 of 1898 No.14 'St. John'

 

In black MSC livery at the Middleton

Railway, Leeds during the second

weekend of the locomotives Centenary

Celebrations in Early November 1998.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

0-6-0T HE686 of 1898 No.14 'St. John'

 

In black MSC livery at the Middleton

Railway, Leeds during the second

weekend of the locomotives Centenary

Celebrations in Early November 1998.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

0-6-0T HE686 of 1898 No.14 'St. John'

 

In black MSC livery at the Middleton

Railway, Leeds during the second

weekend of the locomotives Centenary

Celebrations  in Early 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 HE686 of 1898 No.14 'St. John'

 

In black MSC livery at the Middleton

Railway, Leeds during the second

weekend of the locomotives Centenary

Celebrations in Early 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 HE686 of 1898 No.14 'St. John'

 

In black MSC livery at the Middleton

Railway, Leeds during the second

weekend of the locomotives Centenary

Celebrations in Early November 1998.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

0-6-0T HE686 of 1898 No.14 'St. John'

 

In black MSC livery at the Middleton

Railway, Leeds during the second

weekend of the locomotives Centenary

Celebrations in Early 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 HE686 of 1898 No.14 'St. John'

 

In black MSC livery at the Middleton

Railway, Leeds during the second

weekend of the locomotives Centenary

Celebrationsin Early November 1998.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

0-6-0T HE686 of 1898 No.14 'St. John'

 

In black MSC livery at the Middleton

Railway, Leeds during the second

weekend of the locomotives Centenary 

Celebrations in Early November 1998.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

0-6-0T HE686 of 1898 No.14 'St. John'

 

In Black MSC livery at the Middleton

Railway, Leeds during the second

weekend of the locomotives Centenary

Clebrations in Early November 1998.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

Centenary Celebrations of HE686 at The Severn Valley Railway in Mid November 1998

 

 

 

 

 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 Mid November 1998.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

0-6-0T HE686 of 1898 No.14 'St. John'

 

In black MSC livery at SVR Kidderminster during

the third and final weekend of the locomotives

Centenary Celebrations in Mid November 1998.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

0-6-0T HE686 of 1898 No.14 'St. John'

 

In black MSC livery at SVR Kidderminster

during the third and final weekend of the

locomotives Centenary Celebrations

in Mid November 1998.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

0-6-0T HE686 of 1898 No.14 'St. John'

 

In black MSC livery at SVR Kidderminster

during the third and final weekend of the

locomotives Centenary Celebrations

in Mid November 1998.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

0-6-0T HE686 of 1898 No.14 'St. John'

 

In black MSC livery at SVR Kidderminster

during the third and final weekend of the

locomotives Centenary Celebrations

in Mid November 1998.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

0-6-0T HE686 of 1898 No.14 'St. John'

 

In black MSC livery at SVR Kidderminster

during the third and final weekend of the

locomotives Centenary Celebrations

in Mid November 1998.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

0-6-0T HE686 of 1898 No.14 'St. John'

 

In black MSC livery at SVR Bewdley

during the third and final weekend

of the locomotives Centenary

Celebrations in Mid 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 with a

couple dressed in Victorian Dress in November

1998 during the final weekend of the

locomotives Centenary Celebrations.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

0-6-0T HE686 of 1898 No.14 'St. John'

 

In black MSC livery at SVR Bewdley

during the final weekend of the

locomotives Centenary Celebrations

in Mid November 1998.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

0-6-0T HE686 of 1898 No.14 'St. John'

 

In black MSC livery at SVR Bewdley

during the final weekend of the

locomotives Centenary Celebrations

in Mid November 1998.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

0-6-0T HE686 of 1898 No.14 'St. John'

 

At SVR Rifle Range between Bewdley

and Kidderminster during the final

weekend of the locomotives

Centenary Celebrations

on 15th November 1998.

 

(photo:   courtesy of Dave Hill)

HE686

 

SVR Bewdley Tunnel

 

(photo:   couresy of Dave Hill)

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 Swindon &

Cricklade Railway

in late May 1999.

 

(photo:   courtesy of Peter Todd)

 

 

 

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 HE686 of 1898 in blue livery

as 'Thomas the Tank Engine' at

the Bodmin & Wenford Railway

in July 2003.

 

(photo:   courtesy of Richard Curnow)

 

 

 

 

 

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 Bodmin on

the Bodmin & Wenford Railway

in August 2003.                   

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

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

as 'Thomas the Tank Engine' at

the Kent & East Sussex Railway

on 28th September 2003.

 

(photo:   courtesy of Nigel Gibson)

 

 

 

 

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

as 'Thomas the Tank Engine' at

GWS Didcot on 13th March 2004.

 

(photo:   courtesy of Textlad)

 

 

 

 

 

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 HE686 of 1898 in blue livery

as 'Thomas the Tank Engine

at Swindon Steam Museum

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

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 HE686 of 1898 in blue livery

as 'Thomas the Tank Engine' at

the South Devon Railway on

2nd May 2005.

 

(photo:   Becca G.)

 

 

 

 

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

as 'Thomas the Tank Engine' at

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 HE No.686 of 1898 in blue livery

as 'Thomas the Tank Engine' @ Krefeld,

Germany in May 2005.

 

(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

Minehead on the West Somerset

Railway on 7th July 2006.

 

(photo:   courtesy of Al Crowcombe)

 

 

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 & Alamy 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

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 Minehead on the

West Somerset Railway

in May 2008.

 

 

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 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)

HE686 back in red livery as 'The Lady Armaghdale' - Visit to 'Best of Britain' Exhibition at N.E.C. Birmingham - March 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)

Visit to Chateau Impney Hill Climb Event - July 2019

 

 

 

0-6-0T HE686 of 1898 'The Lady Armaghdale'

About to be unloaded at Chateau Impney

following the short journey from SVR

Bridgnorth on Monday 8th July 2019.

 

(photo:   courtesy of Robin Jones)

 

 

 

0-6-0T HE686 of 1898 'The Lady Armaghdale'

About to be unloaded at Chateau Impney

following the short journey from SVR

Bridgnorth on Monday 8th July 2019.

 

(photo:   courtesy of Robin Jones)

 

0-6-0T HE686 of 1898 'The Lady Armaghdale'

Standing on a short length of track

(laid earlier by SVR P. Way Dept.)

at Chateau Impney on

Monday 8th July 2019.

 

(photo:   courtesy of Robin Jones)

 

 

 

0-6-0T HE686 of 1898 'The Lady Armaghdale'

On public display at Chateau Impney

on Friday 12th July 2019.

 

(photo:   courtesy of SVR)

 

 

 

 

 

0-6-0T HE 686 of 1898 'The Lady Armaghdale'

On Public Display at the Chateau Impney

(on loan from SVR) on Sunday 14th July 2019.

 

(photo:   courtesy of Anthony Slade)

 

 

0-6-0T HE686 of 1898 'The Lady Armaghdale'

On display at Chateau Impney together with

'Whistling Billy' on Sunday 14th July 2019.

 

(photo:   courtesy of SVR)

 

 

 

0-6-0T HE686 of 1898 'The Lady Armaghdale'

On Public Display at the Chateau Impney

(on loan from SVR) on Sunday 14th July 2019.

 

(photo:   courtesy of Matt Bird)