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This site is maintained by Peter Osborn.
Comment and contributions welcome - please e-mail me.
I have tried to credit photographs where I can and have obtained
permission for publication when possible. Please let me know
if I have missed you out.
Links and bibliography
Below are a small selection of the many web sites and
publications featuring red RFs. Note that due to the demise
of Fotopic in March 2011, some links have been removed as the
current location is unknown.
Ian Smith’s Bus Stop
- everything about
Eamonn Kentell's Busphotos site includes an RF page.
Paul Redmond's 'Jasper's Transport Photos' site
includes a large number of red RF photos.
Paul Winter's mainly rail site has some nice pictures of the
last days of the RFs.
Mike Beamish's LT page
includes a few RFs.
Mike Morant's archive includes some nice pictures of the RF's
Geoff Plumb's LT page (mainly trains) has photos of TDs
Russell Baldock's 'Glory Days' galleries feature RFs, RTs and
David Element's site
RTs but no RFs.
John Law's Municipals fotopic site has an LT selection
Alan Gryfe's e-plate
site also has details
Thanks to site owners for permission to use photos on this
Books featuring RFs:
RF by Ken Glazier (Capital Transport
Glory Days: RF by Steve Fennell (Ian
London's Suburban Buses by John Gray
(Ian Allan 1976)
Bus Portfolio 3: RF by Steve Fennell
(World of Transport 1988)
Reshaping London's Buses by Barry Arnold & Mike Harris
(Capital Transport 1982)
Ken Glazier's other informative books include London Buses in
the 1950s and London Buses in the 1960s (Capital Transport)
Not an RF book, but a jolly good read - Alan Cross's Chit-Chats,
published by the Omnibus Society in 2006. Thanks to Alan for
permission to use his photographs.
Thanks to Gerald Mead and John Parkin for permission to
reproduce photographs. For copies of their pictures, please
contact Gerald at 6 Windmill Avenue, Ewell KT17 1LL and John
at 59 Beechwood Court, West Street Lane, Carshalton SM5 2QA or
Want to hire an RF?
Our RF is not available for hire, but these links will take you
to sites who can help:
Green Bus RF644 (also red
Timebus RF491 (also
Company RF401 (and plenty others)
RF319 (and plenty others)
RentaRoutemaster RF366 (and
Photo this page © Tony Albery 2004.
Thanks to David Cole for the page header artwork - http://www.davidcolepictures.co.uk/