Aims & objectives

The BR Class 8 Steam Locomotive Trust is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO),
structured on the foundation model which has non-voting associate members, Charity Registration number 115700. For information about the set up and evolution of the Trust, please refer to the Trusts Chronology.

The primary objective of the BR Class 8 Steam Locomotive Trust and indeed its charitable mandate is to advance public education and particularly scientific learning and skills development by the acquisition, restoration, preservation, exhibition and operation of such British Railways steam locomotives, rolling stock, equipment and artefacts, relics, documents and records of historic and scientific interest as the trustees may from time to time decide.

In order to fulfil its objectives, the Trust seeks to maintain and operate 71000 Duke of Gloucester in a manner that emulates as closely as possible the environment of its original working life, whilst taking into account the demands and opportunities presented by operation in the 21st century. This requires an ongoing programme of periodic overhauls, development and maintenance of the locomotive and its support coach to ensure that they continue to meet the latest main line operating standards. The operation of the locomotive hauling trains on both the main line and heritage lines is fundamental to meeting the objectives so that it can be experienced by the widest possible audience. An encounter with No.71000 has the potential to ignite a lifelong interest in engineering, technology, and transport and the potential to foster interest in these subjects among young people.

 

If you would like to support the work of the Trust, please see the Membership page for further information and details of how to become a member.

CHARITIES COMMISSION DETAILS

Date of registration
21 Nov 2013
Other Names
None
Governing Document
CIO – Registered 21 Nov 2013
Organisation Type
Charitable Incorporated Organisation
Registration History
21 November 2013 – Registered
Charitable Objects
Charitable objects to advance public education and particularly scientific learning and skills development by the acquisition. Restoration. Preservation. Exhibition and operation of such British railways steam locomotives. Rolling stock. Equipment and artefacts. Relics. Documents and records of historic and scientific interest as the trustees may from time to time decide.
Classification
What :
• Education/training
• Environment/conservation/heritage
Who :
• Children/young People
• The General Public/mankind
How :
• Other Charitable Activities
Area of benefit
No Information Recorded
Where the charity operates
Throughout England