Colindale Running Day 29th August 2010
Report and Photo Gallery
Thanks are due to 23 owners who provided 27 buses for
service from the RAF Museum at our Colindale Running Day.
Bank Holiday Sunday saw light traffic and generally dry weather
(but with a cloudburst after lunch) which showed off the buses well
to local travellers. Many favourable comments were received
and the public loved every minute of it.
This is what it was all
about - putting real buses back in service on their home
territory. George Gamblin pilots RT2177 from Bittacy Rise
into Pursley Road, Mill Hill, on the Mill Hill East working of the
This section of the site contains photos submitted by
enthusiasts, photographers and local people and will (when
complete) give a portrait of the buses that operated and the
routes they ran. Full details of the event (including local
and bus route history) are on the event
, which continue to be available.
Buses in service were:
(from 1960-68) on
the 18, 113, 221 and 240.
The gallery comprises:
Sadly, a number of vehicles were unavailable, mostly for
mechanical reasons. Cobham's TD and RTL both became unfit in
the days before the event; The London Bus Co stepped in to cover
the RTL workings but the TD only became unfit on the afternoon
before the day. RT8 suffered a breakdown in service, but
fortunately assistance from another owner and Ensign's back-up team
had the problem fixed later on. In addition, we lost 3 RFs, 2
RTs and 3 Routemasters from the planned line-up as they were
unfit. In particular, mechanical problems with a replacement
bus meant that the 113 feeder from Edgware operated very
RF489 on the
240A is chased by the modern replacement for the
route, the 221. The shot was taken at the time of the sharp shower
in the early afternoon.
By the end of the
afternoon, the sun was out, most visitors had left and many of the
buses lined up at the RAF
Photo © Steve Whitelegg