NEC November visit

I'm pleased to say we're attending Warley National Model Railway Exhibition as the prototype/centrepiece display this year. Held on the 23rd & 24th November in Hall 5 of the NEC, there'll be lots of layouts in various scales and gauges - and in the middle of them,...

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Modern Traction Award

As well as the Manisty Award, the Trust has also been awarded the Modern Traction award from Rail Express. The two awards were presented on the Heritage Railway's Association's Awards night on the 9th February 2019. We now have more dates for the autocar to run at...

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Manisty Award from HRA

We're very proud to announce that the autocar's restoration has received the Manisty Award. This is the Heritage Railway Association's most prestigious award and is awarded by the Board of the HRA for 'an exceptional and outstanding contribution to railway...

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New Instagram account

Our media team have just added an Instagram account to our suite of social media channels. Follow us at: https://www.instagram.com/nerelectricautocar/

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The Autocar returns to service

A milestone in transport and restoration history was reached on Friday 19th October 2018 - the autocar and autocoach were formally launched into service by Sir Ron Cooke, Chair of Yorkshire and Humber Heritage Lottery Fund Committee and Stephen Middleton, Chairman of...

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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 public will have their chance as...

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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...

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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, which went well, with the only issue being a warm axle box.

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