A limited edition print, published by The BR Class 8 Steam Locomotive Trust © 2017 www.theduke.uk.com
Printed in England by Severnprint Ltd. Gloucester. © Nicolas Trudgian 2017 : www.nicolastrudgian.com
The Trust Member’s Royal Special Edition: limited to 71 prints worldwide
We are honoured to be able to present an edition of the print signed personally by our Trust’s Patron, HRH Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester.
Available only to Trust members and shareholders, these prints are identical in quality to The Trust’s Limited Edition. Just 71 of these prints have been made and each has also been signed and numbered by the artist.
These highest quality litho. prints are produced on the finest quality acid-free 300gsm paper, with an overall size of 680mm x 485mm. The image size is 610 x 370mm.
It’s just after 4.00pm in the late summer of 1955 and Britain’s most advanced express passenger locomotive, 71000 Duke of Gloucester is hauling its regular charge, the up Mid-Day Scot through the Lune Gorge after picking up water on Dillicar troughs.
A speed restriction for a permanent way crew replacing bullhead rail has just been passed and the locomotive is now accelerating this prestigious express train on its way to the capital, due to arrive at Euston station at 10:09pm.
Post & Packaging: All prints will be rolled with acid-free tissue paper for protection and packaged in stout, larger diameter cardboard tubes to reduce curl.
We are extremely grateful to Nick Trudgian for donating the entire profit from the sale of these prints