Hackney Marshes - summing up
Easter Sunday 2006 saw 19 preserved London Transport buses in service in the East End of London.
The buses ran on seven routes, worked
about 160 trips and carried over 2,000 passenger journeys.
Buses in service included RLH61, the last bus on route 178 (and
the last RLH in London) 35 years before, doorless RF433, one of the
last crew buses on the 236, also 35 years
before, and RT190, one of the first RTs on the 38A in
1947, on its first London passenger service for over 30 years.
We are pleased to report that the standard of professionalism
shown by all was outstanding, and there were no reported problems
other than traffic delays. TfL have confirmed that they have
no negative comments about the day and feedback from passengers and
crews alike was very positive.
A photo gallery of the event appears
on this site. For the record, the original web pages for the event are
Ian Smith has provided a write-up of his journeys on his
picture shows RF486 on the 208A passing RF491 on
the 208 in Homerton
High Street, taken from RLH61.
Photo © Ian Smith