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The next working party date for Duke members is Saturday 7th July 2018.  Dave Oliver is the lead on this occasion.  If you need any further details, please contact Dave by e-mail on [email protected] The dates for future working parties are as follows: 21st July 2018 4th August 2018 18th August 2018 1st September 2018 15th September 2018      ...

WASHOUT FOR THE DUKE  The Duke needs 50 new washout plugs to be fitted into the boiler and we would like to invite you to sponsor one. All you need to do is send £50. Each are specific to a location in the boiler and are individually numbered. When they have been fitted we will send you a map of the boiler showing where YOUR special plug is fitted. With only 50 to be sponsored, FIRST COME BASIS. Please go...

                Vintage Trains & BR Class 8 Steam Locomotive Trust are pleased to announce that a ten-year arrangement has been agreed between the two parties. The Trust, which controls 71000 “Duke of Gloucester” has agreed with Vintage Trains that once the current overhaul is complete, “The Duke” will be based and maintained at Tyseley for the duration of its 10-year ticket. Vintage Trains Limited and its newly formed Train Operating Company will be the primary operator...

2017 has proved to be another year of significant progress and consolidation. As I advised earlier, the Company has agreed to lease the Duke to the Trust, initially for a period of 50 years which included an option for the Trust to extend this for a further 50 years. This option has now been exercised which means the Duke is under the control of the Trust for 100 years with options to further extend the...