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New bearings for the Duke's driving & tender wheels

Overhauling the loco, including new wheel bearings for 71000 Duke of Gloucester because the Duke must be restored to the BR mainline

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£2,747.50
raised of £75,000 target
by 26 supporters
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71000 Duke of Gloucester

We raise funds for the Duke's restoration to educate & train relating to 71000

Charity Registration No. 1154700

Story

71000 Duke of Gloucester is undergoing a major general overhaul at Tyseley Locomotive Works.  As the Duke has been stripped down we have become aware of some major components that need to be replaced.  The eight bearings for the driving wheels will cost almost £47,000, plus fitting.  We have also recently learned that all 12 of the bearings on the loco's tender will also have to be replaced.  We are therefore raising these funds to cover the costs of these very expensive components.  Anything that you can afford to contribute will be very much appreciated.

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Thank you!

Steve Wakeland
Senior Principal & Trustee
BR Class 8 Steam Locomotive Trust

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  • The Duke in 2004
  • Duke publicity photo - 1954 +2

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