A Better Duke – the Super Pacific

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As reported in edition 436 of Steam Railway magazine, the overhauled Duke is to be a tribute to Riddles' ingenuity and the perfection that he sought.  Externally the locomotive will be out-shopped as built, but internally it will be the engine that Riddles intended it to be. The aim of the Trust is to Continue Reading

Duke trust plans £200k a year income

As featured in issue 435 of Steam Railway; at a recent Duke of Gloucester 'roadshow' on 25 November almost 60 people heard about the loco's history and plans for its future.  Trevor Tuckley, Chairman of the BR Class 8 Locomotive Trust explained that the new trust is aiming to grow the membership from the Continue Reading

Duke parts moved to Crewe – 7 November

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Two containers' worth of Duke of Gloucester parts have now arrived at Crewe.  Here's a report from Jim Burrows, Engineering Principal, who managed the move: "I am pleased to report that both containers are now in residence at LNWR. However, the move did not pass without incident…  Both containers were Continue Reading