Effective members currently supporting the duke
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I support the Duke because I am fascinated by Riddles and his Standards - and now that the Duke has his Caprotti Valve gear and Firebox Dampers sorted out his true potential can be realized in his next campaign which I am looking forward to tremendously.
For many years I have followed the progress The Trust has made in rebuilding The Duke of Gloucester into a 21st century mainline engine. To me the Duke has always been an iconic engine, from the first time that I read about it in my 1960 Observers Book of Railway Locomotives. From memory, I saw The Duke when I ``bunked`` Willesden MPD in 1959. I was taken by the beauty and static power of this wonderful locomotive and so I am only too pleased to support The Trust in their objective.
There's beauty in this beast - ``POWER, THRILLS, EMOTION``! of course, it's the unique 'Duke of Gloucester'. I've been a member for 45 years, so why don't you join in the excitement?