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Latest Updates during April 2015


It is the first book produced by Ty Mawr Publications on behalf of The Class Forty Preservation Society (CFPS). The aim of this project is to raise funds for the continued upkeep of CFPS owned 40135 and 40145 with 100% of the sales income being used for this purpose. This is the fourth book to be produced by the CFPS and follows on from the three previous ones released a few years ago to celebrate 50 years of class 40 operation.

The first of this series covers an area that in many parts was a stronghold for the class throughout their period of regular use from the early 1960ís through to the mid 1980ís, Wales! Other areas I hope to cover in future years are Scotland, the London Midland and Eastern Regions. This will provide an opportunity for the modern traction enthusiast to put together a comprehensive record of the routine and more unusual workings covered by this popular class of locomotive throughout the country.

240x170mm in size, the book comprises 96 pages and contains 147 colour and 32 black and white images covering the period from 1959 through to the present day. The vast majority of the material used has never been published before, some of the images were taken by Railwaymen during the course of their work in locations not accessible to the general public. All areas of Wales are included with large sections covering areas not frequently photographed such as Deeside. There is also a comprehensive record of class 40 operation in South Wales, an area not usually associated with the class.

Priced at £14.95 plus £2.55 p&p, this publication is available from the CFPS by going to their website, www.cfps.co.uk and going to the "sales" section or visiting the CFPS sales stand at major events. The print run is limited so please get your orders in early!



Latest Updates during March 2015

Recent updates include:

Locomotives:
7592 / 25242 more notes and a picture added.
7526 / 25176 a few more notes added.



Latest Updates during Jan/Feb 2015

Recent updates include:

Locomotives:
BRCW Type 2s a new page featuring the BRCW Type 2s (Classes 26 & 27) 1958 - 1976.
BRCW Type 2s a new page featuring the BRCW Type 2s (Classes 26 & 27) 1977 - 1995.

Thailand minor update with views added of 504 & 505.



Latest Updates during December 2014

Recent updates include:

Locomotives:
25095 page updated.

BRCW Type 2s a new page featuring the BRCW Type 2s (Classes 26 & 27) - under construction.

Ships:
Willem Ruys Updated sailing information and other notes.



Latest Updates during November 2014

Not too much happening at the moment, mostly reviewing the webpages for niggling html code errors.

Website contributor Steve Morris has reissued and updated his tribute to Cardiff Canton diesel depot in light of its 50th anniversary (see book cover below).

Some of the pages have been updated/revised to include the current usage & layout of the depot. It is sized at 170 x 240mm full colour with 96 pages. Retail prices has been held at GBP12.95.

The book is available from the Class 40 Preservation Society, all major railway bookshops or email Steve at sgw.morris(at)btinternet.com.


Recent updates include:

Locomotives:
Nyasaland/Malawi three colour views of the 400 & Station Class added.



Latest Updates during October 2014

Not too much happening at the moment, mostly reviewing the webpages for niggling html code errors.

Recent updates include:

Locomotives:
25048 page updated.

Ships:
Rio De Janeiro Maru Updated sailing information and other notes.



Latest Updates during September 2014

Not too much happening at the moment, mostly reviewing the webpages for niggling html code errors.

Recent updates include:

Locomotives:
Irish Sulzers page updated
Spanish Sulzers page updated.

Ships:
City of Rayville Updated sailing information and other notes, this was the first USA merchant ship sunk in WWII by enemy action.



Latest Updates during August 2014

Recent updates include:

Locomotives:
Memories from an AEI Engineer from Derby Works & Toton during the 1960s
D5047 / 24047 a new page added.



Latest Updates during July 2014

Recent updates include:

Locomotives:
The D0260 Lion / BRCW page More notes on Lion - with more to follow as time permits.
D7659 / 25309.

Ships:
Asama Maru Updated sailing information and other notes.



Latest Updates during June 2014

Recent updates include:

Locomotives:
The D0260 Lion / BRCW page More notes on Lion - with more to follow as time permits.
The JNR DF 50 class Updated information on these Japanese B-B-B locomotives.

Ships:
Indrapoera Updated sailing information and other notes.

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