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The Duke – 21 Coach Test Train – 565 tons – 80mph – GWR Mainline – 1955

(1 customer review)

£60.00

A limited edition A3 print from an original by artist Mike Hill, published by The BR Class 8 Steam Locomotive Trust © 2020 www.theduke.uk.com

 

The Trust’s Limited Edition: limited to 54 prints worldwide

 

Individually signed and numbered by the Artist and printed on top quality 270 gsm, 100% cotton rag paper.

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Description

In the Summer of 1955 71000 Duke of Gloucester  (The Duke) underwent indicator trials whilst hauling 21 coaches (565 tons and almost a quarter of a mile long) at 80 mph on the GWR Mainline. The artist Mike Hill has painted one scene from this moment in British railway history which is being or has been auctioned to raise funds for The Duke’s current overhaul.

You can have your own high-quality A3 giclée limited edition print of Mike’s masterpiece. There are only 54 prints available (54 as  was built in 1954) on top quality 270 gsm, 100% cotton rag paper. Each print has been individually numbered and signed by Mike. They are for sale at £60 each on a ‘first come, first served’ basis.

Post & Packaging:     The advertised price of the print includes P & P. 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 Mike Hill for donating the original painting to raise funds for The Duke’s current overhaul.

Reviews (1)

1 review for The Duke – 21 Coach Test Train – 565 tons – 80mph – GWR Mainline – 1955

  1. Trevor R Tuckley

    Mike’s superb painting records a unique moment in the development of BR express steam locomotive development. The original and the high quality giclee prints are a once in a lifetime chance to own a record of this event.

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