*** Breaking News ***

The CFPS have reached agreement with Locomotive Services Limited at CREWE for 40145 to go on hire to the company for a 6 MONTH period….. STARTING TOMORROW TUESDAY 25/08.

40145 is scheduled to leave Bury around 11.00 hours.

It has a scheduled passing time of 12.28 through Manchester Victoria.

It then has an operating stop at Warrington Bank Quay between 13.04 and 13.16 hours and a passing time of 13.45 hours at Crewe Station.

As ever, these times may get amended, but that is our understanding at present.

PLEASE NOTE that with 40145 passing into the care of LSL for the next few months, CFPS may well not become aware of ALL of the locos PLANNED movements.

Its use will likely be limited to just a few outings per month, possibly on driver training, route learning and maybe the odd ECS move.

We will try to keep everyone informed “should” 40145 be utilised on any charter train movements, but please be mindful that info could be sparse or at short notice.


John Stephens