Membership & Legacies

Membership of the Trust is open to anyone who would like to have an involvement with this unique example of Britain’s steam heritage. Whether you might wish to be “hands on” – working with the support crew, involving yourself with the sales team etc. – or simply wish to be an “armchair” supporter, there will be a warm welcome for you within the new Trust.  The various ways that you can help the Trust are explained in the attached document: Donations & Legacy explanation


Effective members currently supporting the duke

Non-voting associate membership of the Trust is available by selecting one of the following membership levels, each level has a different monthly cost. Our preferred method of payment is by bank standing order – please complete the Membership Application Form, post it to us and we’ll do the rest. If you wish to sign up immediately with your debit or credit card, then click on one of the buttons below.

  • Bronze


  • Silver


  • Gold


  • Platinum


  • Diamond

    From £25/month

What our members say about the BR Class 8 Steam Locomotive Trust

Graham Ashton

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.

Stephen Gallagher

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.

Brian Pearson

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?