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


Site last updated 17 October 2014

Time for another view of Clapton Pond (see also the report of our 2006 Hackney Marshes running day).  The date is 28 March 1970, the RLHs on route 178 (which replaced RFs on the 208A) will last another year,

but the crew RFs on the 208, and the route itself, have only three weeks to run.  RLH58 is nearest the camera and RF402 is the last of a line of four.

Photo © David Christie


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What's new

To celebrate the 60th birthday of RT4779 this year, the bus will operate in service on routes 406 and 418 on Sunday 26 October, as part of the current TfL service provided by Epsom Coaches.  It will be joined on the 406 by RT1700, another former Leatherhead bus.  A former Reigate bus, RT3148, will run photographers' specials on the 406A Express, for invited guests only.  More details (including booking arrangements for journeys on the 406A Express) and a history of the routes here, timetable and 470 feeder service here.


RTs, RTLs and RTWs on route 11 between Liverpool Street and Hammersmith (RT75 reprise), Sunday 2 November.  Details and timetable here.
What we did on our holidays - of only minority interest will be the photo account of a journey by bus up the Outer Hebrides on the Red-RF Flickr site.
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.