RLH 48 at Walton on Thames
© Photo by DaveAFlett
Taken2 years ago
DescriptionFor a few hours in the afternoon of Sunday 1st August 2010 there was a re-creation of London Transport/London Country route 461 between Staines and Walton on Thames. En-route buses passed the site of the old Weymann works at Addlestone where the buses bodywork was made. This was to commemorate the withdrawal of the final London Country RLH class AEC Regents 40 years previously, and also their introduction 60 years ago. The final red (London Transport) ones went the following year. By then their lowbridge bodywork was distinctly anachronistic - but they were the only double-deckers London Country had that would fit under a low bridge in Staines. The routes that went that way were converted to single-deck and have remained so ever since.
RLH 48 is privately preserved and is a credit to the owner, R.Proctor. Other buses were provided by Timebus and Ensign. Timebus organised the event.
This was a rare break in the constant stream of cars roaring through/ruining Walton....
Weymann, Walton-on, Thames, RLH, London Transport Country services