HUDDERSFIELD Passenger Transport group have joined the fight for a transport museum in Slaithwaite.
John Hinchliffe, of the transport group, said they want Kirklees Council to support the Slaithwaite Transport Museum Project on land currently occupied by Kirklees Council's highways department.
He said the museum would be a fascinating place to visit and would also help the prosperity of the area.
His comments come days after news that plans to site a transport museum in Slaithwaite had bitten the dust.
Mr Hinchliffe said: "We need support from the people of Huddersfield and Colne Valley who would like to see a road transport museum represent the transport of the past for the people of the future.
"Many young people have never seen a tram, trolley bus or even a half cab bus or a lorry with a bonnet and exposed radiator."
His plea follows the success of a recent vintage vehicle rally in Huddersfield which involved a road run along the Colne Valley to Standedge.
"Slaithwaite received its renovated canal and steadily visitors arrived, but now visitors to the Slaithwaite section of the canal are reducing in number.
"To maintain interest in the canal and the local area, more activities are required and the proposed transport museum would have done that."
Mr Mike Motley, of Kirklees Council Estates, said a local businessman was interested in the site as a car park but had not yet submitted a formal planning application.
"The land which the transport group wants is part of the council's highways depot and it is an area which it may be possible to release.
"At the moment the group is storing some trams on it by agreement but it is a short term licence.
"It is not yet decided whether the land will be released at all."