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The CFPS are delighted to announce the successful purchase of 40106
which will join D335 and 345 at the East Lancashire Railway.
The latest from our Chairman - Sunday 15th November:
"Confirmation that I announced at The CFPS AGM on Saturday afternoon
that The CFPS completed the purchase of 40106 from Neil Boden late
on Friday afternoon. The locomotive has been paid for in full
by way of a combination of:
1. A chunky sized “6 month interest free loan” by a class 40
enthusiast who wishes to remain anonymous.
2. Funds already in The CFPS bank account obtained from fundraising,
sales of CFPS Merchandise and also membership income.
3. Some marvellous Donations from a small number of CFPS Members.
THANK YOU SO MUCH GUYS.
The agreement related to the interest free loan is that we will pay
the amount back by 31-05-16. Having “enjoyed the moment” yesterday,
as of now, I am on a mission to repay £40,000 by the above date and
I won’t relax until that has been completed. If anybody wants to help
us achieve that target, that will be wonderful, but if not, I will I
will pay it myself as I don’t intend letting down the person who
showed the faith in us.
Cheers, John Stephens"
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