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40106 is next rostered at the ELR on the 27th & 28th January 2018, working the diesel turns of the Blue Timetable service on both days

D200 to visit the ELR

Hi All,
The NRM have now agreed in principle that D200 can attend the 3 Day Class 40 60th Anniversary Gala at The East Lancashire Railway scheduled to run on Friday April 13th to Sunday April 15th.

Please note that the loco will not be operational but it is intended to have it stabled around the station area during the course of the event.

We are also examining the possibility of a photo shoot of all the attending locos, but if it does take place it may be on the Wednesday or Thursday prior to the event starting on The Friday.
If anybody would be interested in attending a photo shoot, would you please register your interest here.
The reason for the request is that subject to the amount of interest shown we may try and organise a day time photo shoot and also an evening one.
Thanks folks
John Stephens

Some sad news...

The society received some sad news on Wednesday, 10th Jan. The brother of Eric Bullen informed John Stephens that Eric sadly passed away close to his home in Wigan on Monday afternoon, whilst he was on his way home from the doctors.
Eric was aged 79 and was a really nice bloke who was friendly, easy going and very passionate about class 40s. He took several photographs of the class, many of them when he worked at Wigan Springs Branch shed.
Back in Winter 2006, The CFPS produced Issue 100 of The WHISTLER Magazine and the special edition included a photograph of each one of the 200 class 40 locomotives.

Every one of those photographs had been taken by Eric and he allowed The CFPS free use of his photographs.
The CFPS 2016 Calendar was made up of 13 MONO photographs of class 40s which were also all taken by Eric.
John last spoke to Eric on Wednesday December 27th when he arranged to post him a copy of the CFPS 2018 Calendar. His brother informed John that the CFPS calendar had been received and was in full display on Eric's living room wall.
The CFPS is indebted to Eric for his help with our fundraising activities and also for the information on class 40s that he supplied.

RIP Eric.


40135 to move to the SVR for 2 years - More details to follow soon...

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