Replacement Lecture: The World’s First Autocar

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Date(s) - 25/02/2016
7:15 pm - 9:00 pm

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Regrettably we have been unable to arrange the originally published visit to Fox’s Biscuits on this date due to the company not being able to accommodate us. In its place we have arranged a lecture which we hope you will find interesting……

“The Worlds First Autocar”

A talk by Steve Hoather M.A., C.Eng., F.I.Mech.E., F.I.E.T.

Thursday 25th February 2016

This promises to be a fascinating account of restoring this historic vehicle. It is the world’s first electric Autocar and accompanying 1904 ‘autocoach’.
As the first train to be powered by petrol electric engine, the York built 1903 ‘autocar’ is the forerunner of today’s modern trains.


When the restoration is complete the train and accompanying coach will run on heritage railways in the Craven area, North Yorkshire and the North East, and will carry passengers again for
the first time in over 80 years.