The 2014 CFPS Raffle will be drawn at
the ELR Gala on 28 September - The 'CARONIA' Replica plate pictured is just one
of the prizes on offer.
The Class 40 Preservation Society was formed in
1980 and are the proud owners of two English Electric Type 4, Class 40
locomotives, D335 (40135) & 345 (40145). Both locomotives are based at Bury on
the East Lancs Railway. D335 is currently painted in its original 1961 British
Railways green Livery, whilst 345 is running in BR Blue. We also own the cab of
Our two 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. Both
of our locos were bought from
BR upon withdrawal, D345/40145 in February 1984, D335/40135 in May 1988.
They perform regularly at the East Lancs Railway. 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.