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Welcome to the Class 40 Preservation Society

Registered Charity No: 326323

22 January - CFPS Members set to benefit from Complimentary Microsoft Office - a 1TB OneDrive personal cloud storage space, access to the full version of Microsoft Office 2016 both in the cloud and be able to download to your own PC at home.

*** Breaking News - 17 February 2017***

We pleased to report that 40135 is now scheduled to return home on Friday 17th February, courtesy of WCRC who as ever have been really helpful to The CFPS.  This should enable the loco's to take part in the ELR Diesel Gala on 18 & 19 February as planned.

We had originally requested the move to take place on Wednesday but there were a few setbacks and at short notice we had to reschedule the move to Friday. 

All being well, the 40s should depart Derby RTC SIDINGS at 12.28.


Ambergate Jnct. 13.02 to 13.37,

Chesterfield 14.00,

Masborough  Junction 14.23 to 14.34,

Moorthorpe 15.03,

Wakefield Kirkgate 15.23 to 15.31,

Hebden Bridge 16.00,

Castleton East Junction, 16.17 then onto the ELR.

 Usual Disclaimers apply.


The Class 40 Preservation Society was formed in 1980 and are the proud owners of three English Electric Type 4, Class 40 locomotives, 40106, D335 (40135) & 345 (40145). All of our locomotives are based at Bury on the East Lancs Railway. D335 and 40106 are currently painted in British Railways green livery, whilst 345 is running in BR Blue. We also own the cab of 40088.

Our three locos were part of a 200 strong class of mixed traffic locos introduced between 1958 & 1962. Each loco was fitted with a single 2,000 hp engine, which made them a Type 4 under the British Railways diesel classification. In the early 1970ís the locos became part of Class 40 under BR's computerised TOPS classification system. Our first two locos were bought from BR upon withdrawal, D345/40145 in February 1984, D335/40135 in May 1988. 40106 was purchased in November 2015.

345 and D335 perform regularly at the East Lancs Railway. 40106 will arrive at the ELR in Summer 2016. A major milestone for the society occurred in October 2002, when D345 was certified to run on the national rail network. Since then the loco has worked many railtours to places the length and breadth of Britain. On the pages of this website you can find out about the history of the class, find the latest class 40 news, download booking forms for 345's railtours, take a browse through our sales items and lots more.