Welcome to Red-RF.com - the site dedicated to London Transport's red single-deck buses


Site last updated 3 April 2016

A week before Leyland Nationals replaced the last red RFs on the 218 and 219 on 31 March 1979, RF512 heads along the Portsmouth Road at Gigg's Hill Green bound for Weybridge on the 219.  The bus was just as tatty when used for the commemorative run on 31 March and famously was the last home, due to problems with overheating on the way round, bringing London Transport RF operation to an end.

Photo © Clive A Brown


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What's new
East Grinstead Running Day, Sunday 10 April.  RT4779 will operate a feeder service from Dorking (connecting with TfL 465) - details here.
More information has come to light on the buses used on the Reigate to Chiswick staff bus, and we have initial notes on the buses that replaced staff trams serving Charlton works; more later, hopefully.
Central Area single-deck operations
The site provides details of single-deck services operated by the Central Area of London Transport, up to 1968, and in particular those operated by RFs (1952-1979) - see Red RF routes.  We are pleased to include memories and comments from crews and others that remember RFs in operation.  More detail is added periodically, and comments and additional input are welcome, please email.  There are also a brief history of the RF class, some local history and some background notes on LT operations.
Red-RF events
Details of events we have organised in the past, including operations to mark the 60th anniversary of red RFs, are listed here, with links to photo galleries.  Future events will be notified on this page.
Computer settings for this site
This site is designed for Internet Explorer to be displayed at a screen resolution of 1024 x 768 (or higher).  Currently there are a few issues with viewing in Safari that have stumped our extensive team of experts.
Pages updated since January 2013 show the date of the last change.
David Moore captured RLH23 at an earlier event, Hackney 2006, here arriving at the Maryland terminus of the 178.