VP185 MANs up

The Latest Generation of the legendary HST engine WLTM a suitable partner

Pan Up

Ian Walmsley

VP185-powered: East Midlands Trains power car No 43064 passes Laceyfields Farm, south of Langley Mill, heading the 16.03 ECS move from and to Etches Park Sidings, on Saturday 5 May 2018. Steve Donald

Much has been said about what a leap forward the HST was, how it transformed the railway, how it overtook the technically superior APT, how it set the world speed record for diesel traction – which it still holds, as nobody with any sense tries to run fast trains with diesel engines anymore.

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