Class 40 Country - Wales
ISBN: 9 780955 235481

Class 40 Country Wales Front Class 40 Country Wales Back

This 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 1960’s through to the mid 1980’s, 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.

240mmx170mm 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 operations 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, 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!