23 Feb The Duke Available for Hire Q1 2022
Ex-British Railways Class 8 Pacific number 71000 Duke of Gloucester (The Duke) steam locomotive currently undergoing his second heavy overhaul in preservation at Tyseley Locomotive Works is on track for a return to steam in the third quarter of 2021.
At the same time The Duke steams again the BR Class 8 Steam Locomotive Trust’s support coach will have undergone a complete refurbishment and will be ready to accompany The Duke anywhere on the mainland rail network.
As the most powerful steam locomotive capable of running on Network Rail The Duke offers the perfect opportunity to take a 12 coach passenger consist.
Featured image by kind permission of David Price (Cop Lane – Flickr.com)