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The old railway bridge at Mill Hill Broadway, featuring crew-operated RF367 on route 251 to Burnt Oak in the early 1960s, before the M1 extension and the modernisation of the railway.  Class 27 D5380 completes the picture.

Photo © Fred Ivey


Central Area single-deck operations

This 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.  There is also a brief history of the RF class, some local history and some background notes on LT operations.
2021 events
A couple of events to announce:
   Friday 10th September - photographers event (no travel): to mark the last day of operation from Alperton Garage (ON), two RTs will run from the garage via the original route 83 to Golders Green and back, departing ON at 1100, expected at Golders Green 1145-1200.  1320 departure from ON for road run to Brentford Half Acre.  Note that the garage Open Day will be the following day, Saturday 11th September.
   Tuesday 16th November - free service: to mark 100 years of route 408, two RTs will run in service from Epsom (1030) to Guildford (arr 1120, dep 1145), then Epsom (approx 1235) and West Croydon (approx 1330), then (1340) back to Epsom.  One RT only will carry passengers.  The history of the route has been published by LHRG, see here.  Photo opportunity at 1013 when Falcon service 408 arrives at Epsom Clock Tower.
For other events, please refer to LondonBusMuseum.com.
Notes for this site
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David Moore captured RLH23 at our first event, Hackney 2006, arriving at the Maryland terminus of the 178.
Photo © David Moore