Features 16 All Change at Duﬃeld Neil Ferguson-Lee explains the eﬀort needed to resurrect the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway prior to the start of services from Wirksworth to Duﬃeld. 20 Hymek Half-century They were arguably Britain’s most successful hydraulic locos, Paul Bickerdyke recalls the life of a class that lasted just 14 years in BR service.
27 The Storming Standard Fives In this month’s Practice & Performance, Keith Farr concludes his analysis of the BR Standard 5MTs, looking at the Scottish and Caprotti valve examples. 36 Small is Beautiful A number of the Heritage Shunter Trust’s collection are up for sale; Andy Flowers records for posterity the ‘other’ HST fleet at its height.
40 Dreams really do come true! April marks the full opening of the Welsh Highland Railway. David Bateman, who worked on the project, tells how the impossible was achieved. 48 ‘Class 67’ Heaven in Bible Land Nick Pigott visits Israel to report on the railways in a troubled part of the world that’s grown into a vibrant, modern transport system.
HYDRAULIC GLORY Killed oﬀbefore their time - p20
DREAM ON! Welsh Highland opens fully - p40
TROUBLED LANDS: Railways in Israel - p48
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