Launch date announced

Well, it feels like it’s within our grasp, what we’ve been working towards for so long – the autocar running again. There’s still work to do but we’ve set a launch date in October. This is for members and supporters, but the general...

Into 2018

  January is often a time for reflection on progress, doubly so for us as we often have our AGM that month. Since last autumn a lot of work has been done on the engine room end, with the flooring now down, the side panelling installed and the roof-work frames...

Guinness Book of Records and bodywork news

Well, the first news is we’ve official recognition by the Guinness Book of Records as the world’s first internal combustion electric railcar. The 2018 edition is now out and we’re on page 203… In terms of practical restoration, we’ve made...

Lifting the body onto the chassis

Here the autocar body is taken to Priors’s Lane P’way depot on the Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway for lifting onto the autocar chassis.  Video recording and editing by Martin Sunderland.

Autocar’s first test runs

On the 17th March the NER 1903 autocar had a morning’s test running on the Great Central Railway. This followed earlier runs in the GCR’s Loughborough shed and a run within station limits at Loughborough a week earlier. The engineering team were pleased with the test,...

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