Events - 2010
A pictorial summary of where we've been this
Cobham Open Day, 11 April
East Grinstead Running Day, 25
day, Horsham, 9 May
Hertford Running Day, 6
Alton, 18 July
Colindale Running Day, 29 August
Leatherhead Running Day, 5
Old Kent Road, 6 September
Amersham, 3 October
Willesden Garage open day, 9
Bluebell Railway Giants of
Steam, 24 October
Bluebell Railway Vintage Bus Day,
Lights Tour, 11 December
Bromley Running Day, 12
Christmas Lights Tour
Oxford Street as seen fom the cab of the RF,
On Vintage Bus Day, RF486 ran in LT territory,
over routes 434 and 473. RFs were
standard fare on minor country
Crawley was quiet at lunchtime.
Rather a grey day, but good load from Kingscote
to East Grinstead.
Photo © Jimmy Comfort
Later, John Parkin captured a line-up including
the Brockham Scout bus, Lodekka
OCY955, originally with United Welsh. The
tree damage is down to Thames Valley,
not the Scouts - see a 1970's shot
Photo © John Parkin
An event for RTs, not RFs, but former STL169,
now breakdown tender 738J, was
the star of the show.
Photo © Peter Zabek
Home territory for RF486. Country Bus Rallies' Leatherhead
Running Day included
operation on Central route 71, still a current route as far as Chessington
packed with shoppers on a Sunday. 486
poses next to SP53, a modern incumbent.
Photo © Steve Whitelegg
A trip to the country. Not the Hampton
Court 206, but the Aldershot & District route.
RF486 is pictured at the uber-rural terminus at
An English spring, with Southdown
Beadle-bodied Leyland PD2/12 RUF186.
Just for once, RF486 stayed on static
And in Steyning, Marshall-bodied Leyland
Leopard 122 takes a rest.
All photos © Peter Osborn unless otherwise
RF486 runs in from Chislehurst, passing Selkent
Trident 17348 on the 208, which
was an RF route north
of the river up to 1970.
Later, RF486 on the 227 and T1101 on the 47
both terminate at Bromley Market Square.
Photo © John Parkin
On the Giants of Steam day, RF486 joined the
ranks of Southdown for the day to run
route 20 to Brighton. It is seen here
about to interact with British Rail at Cooksbridge.
Meanwhile, here is a giant of steam.
And here is Giffard Hazel's shot of RF486
leaving Brighton Pool Valley bus station:
Photo © Giffard Hazel
West of Chartridge on the 394 there lingers an
old London Transport bus stop flag.
RF486 pauses just after the rain stopped.
Later, after the winding delights of that
most circuitous of routes, the timetabled
connections at Great Missenden Station
provided an unusual sight for the Country
area. RFs 406 and 518 also star.
Photos © Paul Green
Welwyn Church, reached by service 388.
There and back by Green Line. RF486
worked in service from Dorking and back,
seen here in company with real Green Line
RF269. The Green Line 80th
is 17 July.
Market day, and the street is properly
green. Here are RTs 3183 and 3148.
East Grinstead was near the outside edge of
the Country Area, but at the end of a
Sunday, the red RFs on loan to cope with the
traffic returned to their home garages.
RFs 395, 486 and 429 are ready for work on