Site updated 28th September 2015
What has been updated, Latest News, Events, Running Day 2015.
To view the group's photo site, then please click on the link below (Updated 28th September with Kingsbridge Vintage Bus Running Day 2015)
To view the photo site of West Yorkshire Road Car Co, then please click on the link below (All photos from Alex Lawson collection)
(Updated 26th August 2015)
This years Vintage Bus Running Day will be held on Sunday 11th October, so far we have nearly 30 vintage buses and coaches running. Programes which include a timetable and a vehicle roster will be on sale at Skipton bus station and Coach Street rally site on the day priced at £3. Please keep calling back for further details of the feeder bus times which this year will run from Bradford, Shipley, Ilkley and Keighley to Skipon.
Feeder Services will leave at the following times
Bradford (Nelson St) 0900: Shipley (Market Square) 0915: Guiseley ( White Cross) 0930: Burley- In- Wharfedale 0940: Ilkley (Bus Station) 0950
Keighley (Railway Station) 0920: Keighley (Weatherspoons) 0925: Steeton Top 0935
Members of the group will be attending the Kingsbridge 7'6" vintage bus running day on Saturday 19th September.
A full list of events, which we will be attending in 2015 can be viewed by clicking on the events page.
The Bronte open top bus tour will be return on Monday 26th October, why not pop along and sample the delights of this breath taking tour. More details can be found at http://kwvr.co.uk/events/month/ then click on the date you wish to travel.
May 16th/17th once again saw the group running a FREE vintage bus service from KWVR Haworth Station to the top of the main street, by members of the group who gave their services free.
Once again the vintage buses were very busy smashing last years record number of passangers, 3259 were carried on Saturday and 3103 on Sunday making a total of 6362
The famous Nocturnal Heart of the Pennines rally, has been cancelled this year, due to the referbishment of the Piece Hall it is uncertain that Piece Hall will be suitable in the future. Please call back for further updates.
We have 2x 26 mtr rolls of Holdsworth's 1950's style moquette in a nice wine colour for sale,
I am also in advanced talks with Holdsworth's regarding reproducing some blue heritage moquette and am looking to take orders.
pattern 1, 1940/50's Royal Blue coach / Bradford city transport pattern,
pattern 2, typical 1940 to early 1950's coach pattern.
pattern 3, 1950's no descript bus pattern
pattern 4, honeycomb pattern in buff with very small blue lines
if you would like more details or to view the designs please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07887726686
Ex West Riding Leyland PS2 EHL335 moved under its own power for the first tme in over 40 years, after returning to the groups depot in Bradford for restoration to start. Regular updates will be posted, so please keep calling back.
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.
YET ANOTHER VINTAGE BUS JOINS THE
AIRE VALLEY TRANSPORT COLLECTION
*** After 78 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 been put on hold while we wait for replacement engine parts to arrive.
The Aire Valley Transport Group working with the local community