100,000 Duke brochures to be distributed

Over the next three months we will be distributing over 100,000 brochures to attract new members and sell more shares.  This brochure, going out in Steam Railway, Heritage Rail and the Railway Magazine over the next three months, tells the story of the Duke and explains our plans for his future.  The front Continue Reading

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