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Re: NER Autocar - restoration progress

Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 4:39 pm
by sawdust
I'm in complete agreement, well done!

Sawdust.

Re: NER Autocar - restoration progress

Posted: Sun Dec 09, 2018 9:51 pm
by richard
congrats!

Re: NER Autocar - restoration progress

Posted: Sun Dec 16, 2018 6:55 pm
by Autocar Publicity
Thankyou all. The newsletter has been sent out (12th/13th December) and should either be with members now or in the very near future. Plenty of rather good pictures, I was spoilt for choice. The Trust's AGM is in January and the paperwork associated with this went out with the newsletter and other bits and bats.

News from Sheffield is that Rails have received a 'healthy' number of pre-orders and the model was given coverage in Warners/BRM/RM Web videos from Warley. (Rails' flyer is attached below).

No posts yet on 2019 running dates at Embsay or visits elsewhere but it is only a matter of time before we'll be able to announce these. As the cliche goes, watch this space... and a Happy Christmas to you all.
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Re: NER Autocar - restoration progress

Posted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:32 pm
by Autocar Publicity
Running dates at Embsay - if you see https://www.embsayboltonabbeyrailway.or ... /timetable for details, but basically Easter - July on Wednesdays and then most of the first week in September and the remaining Wednesdays that month. The first three Sundays in November. You can buy tickets online and I've been told the four inaugural running days round Easter are c75% booked already.

Re: NER Autocar - restoration progress

Posted: Sun Feb 17, 2019 4:53 pm
by Autocar Publicity
And a couple of pictures from the HRA awards dinner/presentation:
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The Manisty Award, courtesy Robin Jones of Heritage Railway (https://www.heritagerailway.co.uk/)

And I can now reveal we also won another award, the Rail Express Modern Traction Award. (https://www.railexpress.co.uk/)
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Photo courtesy of an un-named attendee using a member's phone.

I guess it shows the nature of the project, that we've won awards for a restoration and for a 'modern' powerunit.

Re: NER Autocar - restoration progress

Posted: Sun Apr 28, 2019 8:47 pm
by Autocar Publicity
Now in regular passenger service at Embsay on Wednesdays until the middle of July. Below, courtesy Alan Chandler, with the autocar at Holywell Halt.
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Re: NER Autocar - restoration progress

Posted: Tue Apr 30, 2019 7:44 pm
by manna
G'Day Gents

Fantastic achievement, when is it going to 'Tour' Australia ??????????? :lol:

manna

Re: NER Autocar - restoration progress

Posted: Tue Apr 30, 2019 8:18 pm
by JASd17
Well, I will be making my way over to Embsay again.

John

Re: NER Autocar - restoration progress

Posted: Mon May 06, 2019 3:56 pm
by Autocar Publicity
manna wrote:
Tue Apr 30, 2019 7:44 pm
G'Day Gents

Fantastic achievement, when is it going to 'Tour' Australia ??????????? :lol:

manna
Just as soon as some very kind, very rich person pays for the transport out (and back!) for it and a few of us... :wink:

Re: NER Autocar - restoration progress

Posted: Mon May 06, 2019 4:00 pm
by Autocar Publicity
JASd17 wrote:
Tue Apr 30, 2019 8:18 pm
Well, I will be making my way over to Embsay again.

John
It'll be good to see you again John. (And good on yer mate for braving all those crocodile infested swamps and trekking hundreds of miles across deserts to see the autocar - that's dedication :wink: ).

Re: NER Autocar - restoration progress

Posted: Tue May 07, 2019 9:57 am
by JASd17
And that is just travelling through Yorkshire!

Actually Simon there is a story about my journey back from Embsay in October, which I will relate when I see you next.

John

Re: NER Autocar - restoration progress

Posted: Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:25 pm
by Autocar Publicity
And if you can't make it to Embsay, through all those crocs and over deserts, how about Warley?

I'm pleased to say we're the full size exhibit this year. As well as No. 3170 herself, there will be key members of the restoration staffing our stand, so it's a prime opportunity to have a chat with some of the principal players. Especially if you are thinking about getting involved in any capacity (and we are keen for 'new blood' to join our band of volunteers) do come and talk to us. We'll also have some bits for sale and [of course] donations are always welcome. 

Right now, the autocar is operating for the next four Wednesdays at Embsay, as part of the 'shake-down' programme. We want to ensure everything is working properly before we go to other railways. There's some work to do over the summer holidays, both mechanical and cosmetic, then we're running again on Wednesdays in September (also Monday, Thursday & Friday on the first week). The first three Sundays in November and then - a trip to the Midlands...

See you there? 

Re: NER Autocar - restoration progress

Posted: Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:58 pm
by Mercator II
Hell yeah, definatly see you there

Good luck with the rest of the shake down

Re: NER Autocar - restoration progress

Posted: Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:13 pm
by Autocar Publicity
Good evening all.

Just to let you know, contrary to what I said earlier, the autocar won't be running the Sundays in November. There's no heating installed yet (one of the things we are fund-raising for) and the railway felt it wouldn't be a good time of the year to run an unheated train. Sorry for any disappointment caused.

On a more positive note, preparations for Warley are proceeding and we look forward to seeing many of you there. After Warley, the autocar will be off to the GCR for some work and advanced testing and may run there - this depends on various things, so we're stressing the may at the moment. Other visits are planned for 2020, including a visit to Didcot at Easter. (More hires to be announced when we're not going to pre-empt hosts' gala announcements).

There's a newsletter due to go to the printers next week and a DVD in advanced stages of production.

As ever, if you can help, especially in volunteering your time and skills, do get in touch. As well as 'dirty fingernail' roles, we'd like to hear from people willing to act as explainers/stewards and/or act as a fund-raiser, researcher, professional consultant (especially re civil engineering, as we are looking at the possibility of building a museum/workshop).
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3170 attracting plenty of interest at Embsay. With platform 2 clear of carriages, the photographers can get a good view. (Courtesy M Clark)
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3170 set in the landscape. Heading towards the photographer, 3170 has just passed through Stoneacre Loop. The view from the saloon is as good as any first generation DMU. (Courtesy Alan Chandler)