NER 3170 Petrol-electric Autocar, clerestory roof (body) built 1903

NER 3170 Petrol-electric Autocar, clerestory roof (body) built 1903

NER 3170 Petrol-electric Autocar, clerestory roof  (body) built 1903
NER 3170 Petrol-electric Autocar, clerestory roof (body) built 1903

 

Present Location Embsay
County Location North Yorkshire
Designed For NER
Build Location York
Built by NER
Type Railcar
First Number 3170
Later Numbers 3170Y
Present Number 3170
Current Livery NER red and cream
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement Body only
Original Underframe No
Original Bogies/Wheelsets No
Additional Notes Only survivor of 2. Started 1902, into service 1904. Hartlepool, Selby, Scarborough, Harrogate areas. W 1931. G as chalet Kirbymoorside: to Embsay Sept 2003. Body and electrics were based on Tyneside electric stock. Was temporarily on chassis ex LNER TO 60525 (q.v.) before permanent mounting on underframe of GNR Milk Brake 2391 (q.v.). By 09/16: restoration now well under way. 05/09/2018: run for first time in its near complete state for brake testing. 19/10/18: launched back into operational use.
Owner 1903 Autocar Trust
External Structural Condition Very Good
Internal Structural Condition Very Good
Underframe Condition Not Applicable
External Finish Very Good
Internal Finish Very Good
Degree of External Originality As built/last Passenger rebuild (BR or before)
Degree of Internal Originality As built/last Passenger rebuild (BR or before)
Degree of Underframe/Running Gear Originality Not Applicable
Degree of External Authenticity Very Good
Degree of Internal Authenticity Very Good
Degree of Underframe Authenticity Not Applicable
Rarity Unique
Historical Importance Very Important
Storage Secure Building
Operating Yes
Survey Date 23/08/2005
Surveyor Kevin Stroud
Photo Date 19/10/2018
Photo by Paul Abell
At Risk No
Date Record Last Updated 22/10/2018

Paul Abell 19/10/2018
Paul Abell 19/10/2018

John Bishop 14/03/2009. Earlier view, pre-restoration
John Bishop 14/03/2009. Earlier view, pre-restoration

Paul Abell 19/10/2018: cab controls
Paul Abell 19/10/2018: cab controls


 

 

















 

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