Kingston 2009 RF Event
Sandown Park 22 March 2009
Report and photo gallery
Welcome to the report and photo gallery for the celebraton to
mark 30 years since the last RFs ran in LT service. Over
2,500 journeys were made by RF on the day, with a few contemporary
buses providing additional service.
The main pages for the event, including route details, are
The original main road
from Portsmouth to London passes under the main
railway line connecting the same cities at Ditton Marsh, near
Esher. This restricted bridge was the main reason why
Kingston became known as 'RF territory'.
On 22 March, RF326 runs
into Kingston on the 218, the last ever red RF route.
Photo © Dave
The event attracted good
numbers of both local people and enthusiasts and over 3,500
passengers were carried on 180 journeys. In Graham Fife's
shot, RF503 pulls in at lunch time, followed by RF667.