Transport enthusiasts enjoy showcase for vintage vehicles motor in as town hosts transport spectacle (From Keighley News)
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Transport enthusiasts enjoy showcase for vintage vehicles motor in as town hosts transport spectacle
5:00pm Monday 16th July 2012 in News
Classic cars, vintage commercial vehicles and restored buses from several decades went on display as part of the 2012 Keighley Festival of Transport.
The event was organised by the Keighley Bus Museum Trust and supported by Keighley Campus Leeds City College, the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway and Metro.
Graham Mitchell, of the museum trust, said: “The greatest success was that the rain stayed away. It only started raining at about 5pm when we were putting the last of our buses back into the depot.”
Buses were lined up on the car park of the college campus and at the bus museum’s depot off Dalton Lane on Sunday, while a collection of 60 classic cars and light commercial vehicles were parked at Ingrow Railway Centre.
The organisers operated a free bus service between the college and Ingrow to allow visitors to reach both sites without needing their cars. There was also an hourly scenic tour up the Worth Valley and people could use steam and diesel trains to access the displays.
Mr Mitchell thanked the college and railway for their help, and singled out the Scouts who assisted with parking and marshalling.
He said: “We were well-supported by guest vehicles from Manchester, Barrow, Dewsbury, Huddersfield and Sheffield.
“We find that people do like to interact with the exhibits and ride on the buses. It’s particularly good for families because many of the children have never seen the old kind of bus before. Some of the guest buses brought their own groups of enthusiasts to Keighley who then spent a day in the town, which helps to boost the general tourist economy.”