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Welcome to the Class 40 Preservation Society

Registered Charity No: 326323


New date added: Mainline Outings for 40145

Thursday 17th August 2017 (Sold Out) and Thursday 24th August 2017

40145 to work the Scarborough Spa Express from CARNFORTH to YORK

Bookings for this trip via West Coast Railways only.

Phone number 0844 850 0 977  Monday to Friday or Online at

SATURDAY March 17th 2018


Train likely to start from Lancaster or Preston.

 The Route and Destination to be notified when finalised.


Class 40 rostered to work the ELR Thomas Diesel Diagram 5/6 August 2017





CFPS Railtours Booking Conditions- CFPS Mainline Ltd.

Booking Conditions:

* If you require an acknowledgement of your booking please enclose a stamped addressed envelope with your booking.

Your application, purchase and use of tickets constitute your full acceptance of these terms and conditions.

The terms ‘Us’ , ‘We’ or ‘Our’ refer to the CFPS Mainline Ltd. The terms ‘You, ‘Your’ or ‘Passenger(s)’ refers to The person whom has made the booking and/or members of their party.

Every seat on railtour excursion trips should be paid for in advance and in FULL by booking it through available methods – only this guarantees you a fully reserved seat for the journey you have paid for. We only accept the booking as valid once the money has been received by us (i.e. cheque cleared properly) unless agreed by us in writing.

We will aim to meet your special on-journey requests if they are possible for us to achieve and considered reasonable, with regard to seating or indeed other matters – in order to help us do this please advise us with your booking or at latest 2 weeks prior to the trip. Please note we are unable to take requests for the side of the train you desire your seats to be on. Estimates of timings are only a guide – please note when booking you accept that actual departure times may differ from our estimates. Final times may only be available several days before the train runs and issued when we send your individual/group ticket. It is your responsibility and that of your party to be at your boarding point in good time before the train’s departure. Refunds cannot be entertained if you fail to meet this requirement.

Tickets are usually issued approximately one week before the date of your booked tour (and no sooner). The CFPS reserves the right to alter this timescale should our timing schedule not reach us by this time from the Railway operating authorities.

All efforts are made to ensure the train runs as it is scheduled to, with correct locomotives (if specified), coaches, routes/destinations and additional options for the day. The CFPS reserves the right to alter these at any time and will not in doing so incur any liability to any person travelling with us who has purchased a ticket/s, resulting from alterations that are made whilst all our trains use carriages that are very well designed for comfort on longer journeys with larger saloon windows we would like to note that carriage interiors, colours, type of interior lighting and style of décor may vary in both standard and first class vehicles, and these may also be subject to variation on different excursions.

Details of tours are given in good faith based on information from our suppliers and the railway operating authorities. All efforts will be made on the day of the rail trip to ensure it runs as planned – but we cannot be held responsible for any delays to the journey, mishaps, alterations or necessary curtailment of the journey when situations are outside the control of the CFPS.

The CFPS will guarantee to ensure that all passengers that have purchased valid tickets for the journey will be returned to their joining stations by whatever transport is necessary (in the event of curtailment/diversion of the train).

The CFPS are only responsible to return passengers holding valid tickets to their joining stations by any necessary means of transport, therefore the CFPS cannot be held liable for any missed connections into or out of any kind of transport link due to the early/late running of its trips. It will be your responsibility to get to your joining station for the trip and return home/back to your desired destination from the joining station.

Alterations to your booking can be made, but if they are negative they will be subject to a £10 alteration fee and will only be accepted if given up to 14 days before the trip. If the alteration involves removing more than 1 person from the party – then the CFPS has the right to apply its normal cancellation procedures for every extra person removed from the party.

If the CFPS cancels any railtour excursion or trip then it will give a full refund to every passenger that has purchased a valid ticket for the journey, but no other liability shall be incurred by the CFPS.

Should you feel there is reason to raise a complaint about your trip with us, we ask that this be raised immediately with your coach steward. An experienced tour manager will also be aboard the train should your coach steward be unable to resolve your issue. We ask that this be done so that all efforts can be made to rectify any issue, If it is required that you need to contact us post event we ask that this is done in writing or by e-mail no later than 10 days after you have travelled with us. Please ensure that the Party leader is the person whom correspondence is sent from.

Whilst the CFPS excursions convey a team of carriage stewards it is essential to remember it is the sole responsibility of every CFPS passenger to attempt to alight and board the train safely at any station platforms and adhere to any instructions or advice for doing so. All party bookings made via the CFPS conveying any persons with mobility issues/problems or using wheelchairs should advise the CFPS at the time of making their booking. Assistance can be made available but we require that you request and await assistance if necessary when actually boarding or alighting from the train in order to ensure everyone is conveyed as safely as possible before, during after the excursion. We are unable to convey mobility scooters or non-folding wheelchairs due to the age and design of the trains used.

PASSENGER BEHAVIOUR: Should any passengers ever be deemed to be posing a safety risk, affecting the comfort and enjoyment of other passengers or acting in an unreasonable or abusive manner to any member of staff or fellow passengers then the CFPS will take steps to remove such passengers at the next available point. This includes passengers found to be smoking on board the train, passengers consuming excessive alcohol or making excessive noise.  No refund would be available for such passengers whom would then be responsible for making their way back to their joining point by their own means and at their own cost.

All tickets for every railtour/trip the CFPS organise that are applied for and sold to passengers are issued subject to the above conditions.

Your application, purchase and use of tickets constitute your full acceptance of these terms and conditions.