Carshalton Running Day
Sunday 15 April 2007
These pages provide a record of the Carshalton 2007
suburban vintage bus event, at which about 4,500 journeys were made
on 30 old London Transport buses and one
former Surrey Motors coach.
This site has a Photo Gallery -
thanks for the huge response, we will continue updating the
gallery. We still welcome your pictures (here), especially those taken away from the main
Whilst most services ran as planned, one bus was unfortunately
involved in a road accident before arriving, leading to the
Gravesend feeder service not running, and others suffering
technical problems. The Sutton to Croydon service was
disrupted as a result, and the 151 did not run in the afternoon,
for which we apologise.
Pages last updated 26 July 2007
RT3062 on 15 April 2007
Photo © Alison Nash
Event home page
A vintage bus running day is an opportunity for members of the
public to ride on and photograph old London buses in a traditional
About 30 old buses ran free services between Sutton,
Mitcham, Carshalton, Belmont, Wallington and Croydon on Sunday 15
April 2007. This site gives details of the buses
involved and the routes
they ran, together with some transport history
of the area.
A map of the routes is given here
. Whilst there was
no central 'base', thanks to Access Self Storage
, short workings on the
terminated at the former
where there was a small static bus display on the
were in service, some
rarely available to ride. Details and timetables
are provided on this
The site includes a fair amount about trolleybuses in the
area, thanks to input from John Parkin
and David Bradley
, but sadly it proved
beyond our resources to organise trolleybus operation on 15
April 2007. However, a Routemaster ran a 654 trolleybus
replacement service during the
RF340 loads opposite Morden Station
for one of its last journeys in service - the day is 26 June
1976, the last day of RF operation by Sutton Garage, the route the
Below, a rather worn RT3251 in Carshalton
High Street on the long run from Dorking to Chelsham. The
470 will run one journey only on 15
April, from Croydon to Epsom.
Photos © John
The last Country RT passes the last Central
Cobham's STL, 70 years young this year and
still going strong. Seen at Mitcham Cricketers.
Blue Triangle's Saunders-bodied RT3062 crosses
Carshalton Ponds on the 157.
RT3491 on the time-honoured stand at Epsom
Some positioning changes were required early in
the day - DM1052 turns short at CN.
RT3871 poses in the sunshine at Green Lane,
Representing the occasional use of RLHs on the
725 in the 1950s, RLH48 heads for Croydon.
Photos © Peter Osborn
Event organised by
Red-RF Events Ltd, registered at Fordyce, AB45 2DL, no.