City transport expert is new Bahamas chairman

Keith Whitmore has been appointed as the new chairman of the Bahamas Locomotive Society, following the decision of Mark Winderbank to stand down after nearly eight years in the job.

Keith Whitmore and the 2016 Lord Mayor of Manchester Coun Paul Murphy at Blackpool Pleasure Beach Express Railway.

Keith has been a member of the society, which preserved LMS Jubilee 4-6-0 No. 45596 Bahamas, since his teens and spent weekends at the former Dinting Railway Centre near Glossop before the society was forced to move in 1990 and relocate to Ingrow at the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway.

Keith, a former Manchester city councillor for 33 years, former chairman of the Greater Manchester Transport Authority, and now an honorary alderman of the city, also chairs Manchester’s Heaton Park Tramway, is vice-president of the East Lancashire Railway and chairs the Greater Manchester Transport Heritage Partnership.

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