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LATEST NEWS

Site updated 19th September 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 3rd July with 90th Birthday of Blythe & Berwick Lion KW1961)

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 6th September 2017)

AVTG OUT AND ABOUT

We will be attending the Sheffield Bus Museum's open day on September 10th with a selection of the groups vehicles, why not come and see us..

*****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

The 12th Yorkshire Dales Vintage Bus Running Day will be  held on Sunday 8th October 2017 with over 25 vintage buses and coaches running a network of services into the Yorkshire Dales from Skipton Bus Station. 

FREE feeder services will run this year from a variety of local towns, these times will be posted from October 1st 2017

Please keep calling back for further updates.

 

 

 

PENNINE MOTOR SERVICES RUNNING DAY 2017

On Saturday 8th October 2016 we remembered Pennine Motor Services with ex Pennine buses running on thier former routes throughout the day. 

The day was very popular with both enthusiasts and the general public, next years event will be held on Saturday 7th October 2017 please keep calling back for further updates.

 

 

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