Welcome to Red-RF.com - the site dedicated to London Transport's red single-deck buses

 

Site last updated 14 November 2016

Saturday 13 August saw a centenary RF operation on the 227.  Introduced in 1916 to take staff to Woolwich Arsenal, the route now runs Crystal Palace to Bromley North.  RFs will return for thie traditional Christmas operation on Sunday 11 December.  Details here.

47 years ago, RF371 is pictured running across Chislehurst Common to Penge.

Photo © Karl Gurney

 

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What's new
Alan Bond's memories as a conductor and driver at Edgware have been added.
 
Timetables for the Bromley mini-running day on 11 December are now available, see the links here.
 
Central Area single-deck operations
The site provides details of single-deck services operated by the Central Area of London Transport, up to 1968, and in particular those operated by RFs (1952-1979) - see Red RF routes.  We are pleased to include memories and comments from crews and others that remember RFs in operation.  More detail is added periodically, and comments and additional input are welcome, please email.  There are also a brief history of the RF class, some local history and some background notes on LT operations.
 
Computer settings for this site
This site is designed for Internet Explorer to be displayed at a screen resolution of 1024 x 768 (or higher).  Currently there are a few issues with viewing in Safari that have stumped our extensive team of experts.
 
Pages updated since January 2013 show the date of the last change.
 
Yee-ha
David Moore captured RLH23 at our first event, Hackney 2006, arriving at the Maryland terminus of the 178.