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.


There will be a Celebration of Life at Buckingham Railway Centre on Friday 26th October at 11.00 am. This will be a no-charge ticketed event and tickets can be obtained from the following people:


Buckingham Railway Centre:                    Bev Potter (01296 429974)

Mid-Norfolk Railway:                                   George or Marie Saville (07974 907788 or 07525 927824)

South Devon Railway:                                  Ray Lee (07833 664453)

Great Western Railway Society:              Richard Croucher: richard.croucher@ntlworld.com

London Underground:                                 Andy Barr: barford47@aol.com

Fellowship of Retired S & T Engineers: Jim Hitchen: hitchenjs@gmail.com                            

9466 Group:                                               Nick Crook: nick.crook6023@gmail.com


If you would like to make a donation in Dennis’ memory, to the hospice where he died, this can be made 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.