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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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 cleaned...

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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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Power unit arrives at Loughborough

Our work on both the autocoach and autocar chassis continues. The autocoach is progressing well and we anticipate it becoming operational later this year. Down at Loughborough the power unit is now attached to the chassis and is in the GCR shed.

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Autocoach and Autocar progress

We have been very busy in the last few months, with a team at Embsay working on the autocoach, and another team at Loughborough working on the mechanical parts of the autocar. The powerunit was run for the first time on April 15th and performed well, with the only issue arising being the time taken to prime the fuel system.

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