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

 

Site last updated 27 December 2014

Longstanding north London single-deck route 251 saw RFs from 1953 to 1977.  RF685 was transferred from the Country Area in 1969 and painted red for route 210, but by 1976 had found its way to Edgware for the 251 and is seen at Whetstone, having turned into Oakleigh Road North en route for Arnos Grove.

Photo Ian Armstrong collection

 

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What's new
An Appendix on RF classification has been added to the RF Story.  I have expanded the route pages with more frequency information and Red Book timetables for 17 July 1967, the latter thanks to Timetable Graveyard.
 
In part 2 of RT75 and a final running event in TfL's Year of the Bus, a fleet of RTs, RTLs and RTWs ran alongside New Routemasters on route 11 between Liverpool Street and Hammersmith on 2 November.   Some pictures are here.
 
The gallery is now up for the RT operation on routes 406 and 418 on 26 October.
 
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.
 
Yee-ha
David Moore captured RLH23 at an earlier event, Hackney 2006, here arriving at the Maryland terminus of the 178.