Colindale Running Day

Buses in service - single-deck


See also RT family and Routemasters, also Static buses





RF366 has been modified to improve cooling on the long garage runs needed to attend London events, lending a racy appearance.  Here the bus runs down Highwood Hill from Totteridge towards The Rising Sun.

Photo © Richard Thomas

RF395 in Mill Hill Broadway during lashing rain is passed by its modern equivalent on the 251, Metroline Enviro 200 DE1030.  Full marks to the photographer for braving the elements.

Photo © Andy Higgins

RF406 working the 240A sets off from Edgware for Mill Hill East Station.

Photo © IanVisits

RF421, at one time well-known as one of the two RFs at Harrow Weald for the 136, still works for a living with Shaftesbury & District.  It made the long journey from Dorset to run on the 251.

Photo © Richard Thomas


RF453 running back from Arnos Grove to Burnt Oak Edgware Road.  A degree of schizophrenia is exhibited - a conductor is carried although the bus displays a 'Pay as you Enter' sign.

Photo ©  Mark Lyons


RF486 back at Arnos Grove (1953 photo © Prince Marshall) on the 251 after 57 years.

Photo © Simon Kaye

RF489 was on hand at the Stanmore Church stand, having terminated at Stanmore Station, when RT8 had to be taken out of service temporarily.

Photo © Malcolm Glover

RF491 terminates at Stanmore Station in the afternoon sunshine that followed the shower.

Photo © Peter Miller

RF503 on a short working 251 to Highwood Hill stands at the Burnt Oak Broadway stop.

Photo © Mike Davies


BL49 represented the 1970s, when the type replaced RFs on the 251.  Here the bus's original blind shows that BLs did stray onto other routes occasionally, here working the 240 under the bridge at Mill Hill Broadway whilst still retaining the 251 side blind.

Photo © Mark Lyons