Other events - 2007 part 2
2007 events - July onwards
Bluebell Railway, 11 November
Sussex social, 27 October
Amersham, 30 September
Loughton, 9 September
Dorking, 2 September
Holloway Garage centenary, 1
Sidcup & Swanley, 8 July
The RF strayed away from London territory for
the second time in a month to run on Southdown's 789 service for
the Bluebell Railway running day. It shared the morning
service with Guy Arab no. 547.
Maidstone & District Park Royal-bodied
Reliance 277 was one of the buses working the Uckfield service.
Meanwhile, during the break, RF486 and a few
photographers went off to look for some train shots...
The LT Museum sent B340 to the celebrations,
together with TF77 as support bus.
Classic styles in Woodford.
A variety of buses ran at Loughton, including
a 1/2RF2 and a 1/2RF5/3; RF433's crew share a joke about leaf
springs. Loughton's Victorian Lopping Hall (as in
tree lopping) looms behind the RT.
RF433 (formerly based at
Loughton) benefited from LT's mobile lamp standard 832J
(formerly STL162) to light the way back from Debden.
There is not a lot of traffic potential between
Epping and Loughton on the 20B.
RF486 pulls away from an empty stop.
RF486 ran the 291 en route to Loughton, and
called at Barking Garage to say hello.
Part way round the loop working of the 439,
which passes through Brockham twice in the same direction, a
connection is made with Steve Fennell & co's Clydeside
Re-entering Dorking, two RTs are encountered in
the form of Guerrnsey 14 (RT2494) and RT604
Famous route 412 (see also here) had, in the days of the Leyland
Cubs, journeys serving Leith Hill Leylands Road
which has no apparent traffic potential. RF486 is seen laying
over before heading to Holmbury St Mary.
All Photos © Peter Osborn unless otherwise
A gentle LT Tour from Dorking via Ashdown
Forest brought a lunch stop at Coach Lane, Danehill, close to the
Bluebell Railway. Well kept Harveys on handpump at the Coach
This was RLH country. 48 is seen at
Chenies on the 336.
Photo © Steve Whitelegg
Unusually for Amersham, the weather was good
enough for cricket. This is the village green at Cholesbury,
on the 397.
Photo © Steve Whitelegg
RF280 had a busy day, including hauling full
loads up to Ley Hill on the 316.
During the celebrations, the Mayor of
Islington was photographed in front of a classic bus to record
the occasion of her visit.
A full load took advantage of the run to
Golders Green. Waiting to leave the bus station, 'we saw
ourselves coming home'.
Metroline's Dart DLD178 will be 54 in
2055. I wonder if it will still be able to carry a full
load up Highgate Hill?
Sunday morning, and an RF prepares to depart for Chislehurst on the
... but not until the 0928 Selkent Dart has
Beckenham Church, and the passengers are
The 241 was extended beyond its historical
limit of Sidcup Garage to reach Swanley, Farningham (seen here) and
Otford. Cobham's RMC1461 was duplicating Roger Wright's
RT1700 on the 401 short.