Merchant Navy Locomotive Preservation Society Membership

Currently the MNLPS has a healthy membership of over 450 with some 40 active working members and although this is good, we are always looking for more members to join us, especially those that are willing to keep Clan Line on the Main Line. Members receive the society journal "Southern Express", which is published three times a year and includes detailed information about the locomotive, together with many varied and interesting articles on railway related matters. In addition they receive advance notice of railtours to be hauled by Clan Line and details of the Society's social functions.

Merchant Navy Class steam locomotive No. 35028 'Clan Line' has been a familiar sight on the main line in Southern England for many years now. It was withdrawn from British Railways service in 1967 and purchased by the Merchant Navy Locomotive Preservation Society (MNLPS), a volunteer based registered charity whose objective is to keep 'Clan Line' in full working order for use on Britains main line railway system.

When steam returned to British Rail in the early 1970's, 'Clan Line' was one of the locomotives chosen to haul enthusiast specials. Apart from three major overhauls 'Clan Line' has been in continuous service on the main line since 1974. It is generally acknowledged, within the railway industry, as one of the most reliable main line steam locomotives, regularly hauling the stock of the Belmond British Pullman, formally the British Pullman Division of Venice Simplon-Orient-Express.

Join The MNLPS

Join the Merchant Navy Locomotive Preservation Society and help to keep Clan Line running on Britains' rail network.

Become a member

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Please read the Society's Memorandum and Articles of Association at the time of making your application.

You can download a copy here.

Current Membership Fees

Membership Type Annual Fee
Standard £24
Family £30
Senior £18
Junior £18
Overseas £30

Senior Members are over 65.

Junior members are under 18, or under 21 if in full time education.