AS PART of the BR Class 8 Steam Locomotive Trust’s ongoing efforts to raise funds to pay for the heavy overhaul of its unique BR three-cylinder 4-6-2 No. 71000, the human Duke of Gloucester has signed several prints taken from a new painting by Nick Trudgian.
Commissioned by trust secretary Ron Mitchell, the painting depicts the 4-6-2 working a ‘Midday Scot’ across open country.
Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester, the youngest grandchild of King George V and a long-time patron of the engine, agreed to sign copies which will be sold exclusively to trust members. Unsigned copies are available on a first-come, first-served basis at www.theduke.uk.com
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