BR Class 8 Steam Locomotive Trust
The primary objective of the Trust is to facilitate education and training in relation to steam locomotive no. 71000 Duke of GloucesterThe primary objective of the Trust, and indeed its charitable mandate, is to facilitate Duke Charity Framework education and training in relation to steam locomotive 71000. This encompasses not only the promotion of wider public knowledge and experience of 71000 itself, but also the establishment of apprenticeships and training schemes to ensure that the unique knowledge and skills particular to the design, maintenance, operation and ongoing development of 71000 are not lost but are passed on from one generation to the next. Thus the Trust aims to ensure that future generations may continue to understand and enjoy this singular encapsulation of the ultimate development of British steam locomotive technology.