Dennis’ family would like to thank all who have posted tributes about Dennis on Facebook or sent cards or messaged or phoned. The outpouring of support and fondness for Dennis has been overwhelming and has been such a comfort to them.

The family is sad to announce now that they have taken the decision to sell the loco, GWR Hawksworth Pannier Tank 9466, which Dennis lovingly restored and took such pride in running. They hope that all who have known Dennis or the 9466 will remember fondly the fun and friendship enjoyed together.


If you would like to make a donation in Dennis’ memory, to the hospice where he died, this is still possible on the Just Giving page: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/dennis-brynley-howells-mbe.

Courtesy of Paul Donovan

You may be interested in updates from the team on the 9466 Facebook Page. Thank you to all those who have left moving tributes to Dennis via this page, it is very much appreciated.

The 9466 Locomotive Group supports the family of the late Dennis B Howells MBE, the owner of GWR Hawksworth Pannier Tank number 9466, in maintaining and operating the locomotive. Details of the locomotive's history, restoration and past operation, in preservation, are given.