Merry Christmas from the Aire Valley Transport Group

LATEST NEWS

Site updated 21st November 2017

What has been updated, Latest News, Events, Running Day.

To view the group's photo site, then please click on the link below (Updated 21st November with Lincolnshire Road Transport Museum, Open Day)

www.flickr.com/photos/avtg/

To view the photo site of West Yorkshire Road Car Co, then please click on the link below (All photos from Alex Lawson collection)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/wyrcc/

(Updated 21st November 2017)

AVTG OUT AND ABOUT

Our next event which we will be attending will be The Christmas Cracker at Manchester Museum of Transport on 2/3 December.

*****A full list of events, which we will be attending in 2017 can be viewed by clicking on the events page*****

 

 

12th Aire Valley Running Day. 8th October 2017

Once again the Yorkshire Dales Running Day at Skipton was a huge success with the enthusiasts and the general public, with most buses running with good loads and plenty of visitors to the static buses. A huge thankyou to all the visiting vehicle owners, some who traveled a long way to support us, also huge thanks go to all the crews and marshals who helped us. See you in 2018

 

 

PENNINE MOTOR SERVICES RUNNING DAY 2017

On Saturday 7th October we remembered Pennine Motor Services with ex Pennine buses running on thier former routes throughout the day.

A large number of passengers enjoyed the trips well into the dales.

 

 

 

Nocturnal Heart of the Pennines Rally 2017

*** EVENT CANCELLED ***The famous Nocturnal Heart of the Pennines rally was set to return on Sunday 29th October 2017 but sadly due to the Piece Hall not being available this year, we have had to cancel the event. We hope to be able to return in 2018. *** EVENT CANCELLED ***

LEYLAND LION 90TH BIRTHDAY PARTY

On  Sunday July 2nd we hosted a special event at KWVR Ingrow Railway Station to celebrate the 90th Birthday of newly restored ex Blythe and Berwick, Leyland Lion. KW1961 There was a small display of prime half cab ex West Yorkshire buses, with the KWVR running a vintage train compiled mainly of ex Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway rolling stock. The day was blessed with hot sunshine all day which saw a large numbers of visitors to view this historc day.

HAWORTH VINTAGE BUS 2017

The Haworth Vintage Bus has finished for 2017 but will return in 2018 please keep calling back for further updates.

 

 

 

HAWORTH 1940S WEEKEND 2017

The group once again ran a FREE vintage bus service from KWVR Haworth Station to the top of the main street using four vintage double decker buses, which proved very popular.

Once again the vintage buses were very busy. The number carried was, 2858 on Saturday and 3169 on Sunday making a total of 6027.

Next year the event will be held on May 19/20th 2018

 

EX BLYTHE & BERWICK, LEYLAND LION KW1961
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YET ANOTHER VINTAGE BUS JOINS THE 

AIRE VALLEY TRANSPORT COLLECTION  

*** After 80 years in exile Ex Blythe and Berwick of Bradford (taken over by West Yorkshire Road Car) Leyland Lion PLSC3 of 1927 (KW1961) has returned to it''s home town, this is properly the oldest motor bus preserved in the area. This gem been acquired by members of the group.***

Work has finished, her first outing was to Ingrow Railway Station on July 2nd where a small display of prime buses will celerbrate her 90th birthday.

Bradford 410

Following the unexpected death of member Keith Leighton who owned Ex Bradford AEC Regent III HLW159 this has now been sold to group members Alex & Greg Lawson and David Hudson, for continuing preservation in Bradford City Transport livery.

The Aire Valley Transport Group working with the local community