Events - 2011


A pictorial summary of where we've been this year


Cobham Spring Gathering, 10 April

South London event, Mid Norfolk Railway, 21-22 May

Uxbridge Running Day, 26 June

Worthing Bus Rally, 31 July

Coldharbour route 433 (private event, no photographers), 24 August

Holloway Open Day, 1 October

Amersham Running Day, 2 October

Christmas Lights Tour, 10 December

Bromley Running Day, 18 December



Two short-working 227s on the stand at Penge.  RF486 acquired its second foglight while working as a Chiswick staff bus, RF401 acquires its after leaving LT.


On the way in to take up service at Crystal Palace, RF486 ran over the 234A and is seen here leaving the stand at Hackbridge Elm Lane.

Photo © Peter Larkham


Christmas Lights

Oxford Street was pedestrianised this year until after 8pm, but when it reopened it was bus free (except for proper buses).



RF486 was proud to provide the Mayor of Amersham, Cllr Mimi Harker OBE, a ride through the Buckinghamshire countryside (including the 394 via Swan Bottom).  A 397 to Cholesbury was the hors d'oeuvre.


Mid Norfolk Railway

The two buses in service at the event were RT3902 and RF626, seen at Dereham.

In the background is 3CIG 1497, formerly on the Brockenhurst - Lymington branch

line and very similar to the 4CIGs used on the Portsmouth line until a few years ago.


I was privileged to be asked to drive 3902's first passenger service since 1971.

The bus has been completely rebuilt and is seen gleaming at County School Station.


Apart from the rail replacement service, this was of course a railway event.

50019 is seen from the cab of 73210, which was hauling the 3CIG, at

Thuxton level crossing on the new passing loop.



All photos © Peter Osborn unless otherwise stated.