Railbus Wins Railcar of the Year Award

Swedish Y7 Railbus No. 1212 has successfully won The Railcar Association’s first annual Railcar of the Year Award.

Secured by a public vote during December, no. 1212 saw off stiff competition from other British Railcars and DMUs. With a short list of five vehicles in the public vote, it was a two horse race between 1212 and another vehicle for most of the voting period. The award was secured by a late flurry of 85 votes from Sweden on New Year’s Eve, the closing date!

Our thanks go to everyone who voted for us.

1212 is currently having the final areas of restoration completed so it can be ready for the first fare paying passenger runs later this winter. Details including dates, times and fares will be posted both on the NVR and IRPS websites when they are known.

We look forward to seeing you for a ride on the award winning railbus in 2013!

For more information on the award and voting please see http://preserved.railcar.co.uk/RailcarAward2012.html