Site updated 17th October 2014
What has been updated, Latest News, Events.
To view the group's photo site, then please click on the link below (Updated 16th October with 9th Yorkshire Dales Running Day)
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 17th October 2014)
This years Vintage Bus Running Day was held on Sunday 12th October, this year was the most successful ever with record vehicle entries and running vehicles. We also saw the highest ammount of people attending with most travelling on the vintage buses on the network of services.
The 10th Yorkshire Dales Running Day will be held on October 11th October 2015
Our next event which we will be attending is the open day at Lincolnshire Road Transport Museum on November 2nd. We shall be taking our 1954 Bristol KSW (KNV337) down for display.
A full list of events, which we will be attending in 2014 can be viewed by clicking on the events page.
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.
The Haworth vintage bus will return on Monday October 27th and will run until Friday 31st October. The tour starts at Haworth Railway Station then runs over the bronte moors to Oxenhope, for more details and the timetable please log on to http://www.kwvr.co.uk/timetables.html
May 17th/18th once again saw the group running a FREE vintage bus service from KWVR Haworth Station to the top of the main street.
This year once again the vintage buses were very busy smashing last years record number of passangers, 3141 were carried on Saturday and 3235 on Sunday making a total of 6376
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 email@example.com 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