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LATEST NEWS

Site updated 19th July 2018

What has been updated, Latest News, Events 2018.

To view the group's photo site, then please click on the link below (Updated 26th June with Royal Blue Run 2018.)

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 18th May 2018)

AVTG OUT AND ABOUT

Our next event which we will be attending will be the South Yorkshire Transport Trusts, Summer Open Day on Sunday July 22nd.

*****A full list of events, which we will be attending in 2018 can be viewed by clicking on the events page*****

 

HAWORTH VINTAGE BUS 2018

Dont forget the Bronte tour runs daily from the 23rd July - 3rd September, most of the time a open top bus from the fleet will run the service over the STUNNING trip #haworth #opentopbus#vintagebus

 

 

13th Aire Valley Running Day. 14th October 2018

Once again the Yorkshire Dales Running Day will return on Sunday October 14th 2018 with vintage buses and coaches running a network of FREE services into the Yorkshire Dales. Services will start from Skipton Bus Station at 1000 and finish at 1700 with feeder services running from Leeds and Bradford. This year we celebrate 90 Years since West Yorkshire Road Car was formed. A display of static vehicle's and those laying over will be at Coach Street Car Park.

To download a vehicle entry form and a poster then please click on the link below.

Please keep calling back for further details.

 

 

Vehicle entry form (84kb)
Rally poster (543kb)

PENNINE MOTOR SERVICES RUNNING DAY 2018

On Saturday 13th October we remember Pennine Motor Services with ex Pennine buses running on thier former routes throughout the day.

Please keep calling back for further updates.

 

 

 

Nocturnal Heart of the Pennines Rally 2018

 **** CANCELLED **** The famous Nocturnal Heart of the Pennines rally which was to be held on Sunday 28th October 2018 has sadly been cancelled, due to not being able to secure a commitment from the new trust which is now running the referbished Piece Hall.  **** CANCELLED ****

HAWORTH 1940S WEEKEND 2018

The group will once again ran the popular FREE vintage bus service from KWVR Haworth Station to the top of the Main Street (Bronte Parsonage Car Park) using four vintage double decker buses.

The service carried 2898 passengers on Saturday and 3137 passengers on the Sunday making a total of 6035 

The 2019 event will be held on May 18/19th

 

LETTER FROM THE DUCHESS OF CORNWALL

It is always pleasing to receive a complement on either vehicle turnout or a job well done, but last weeks job perhaps brought the bus preservation movement into a better light than that normally presented at many rallies. The ultimate accolade was to receive this letter from Clarence House thanking us for our efforts. This helped to alleviate the disappointment of not being able to provide our Leyland Lion for the job due to mechanical problems which developed on the way to Haworth. A quick substitution of GWT 630 which was actually booked to do a wedding in Keighley saved the day, and EHL 355 was sent out on wedding duties until GWT 630 was relieved of its Royal duties.

To see an expanded view of the letter then please click on the link below.

 

LETTER FROM THE DUCHESS OF CORNWALL (27kb)

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.

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 2017 where a small display of prime buses celerbrated 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