First we made the short trip to Epsom, where we stopped at the Clock behind RML900. Then we turned south, and headed up onto Epsom Downs. We passed by the racecourse grandstand, and alongside the course to Tattenham Corner. We made the tight uphill turn to pass Tattenham Corner Station, then turned through the estates to wriggle towards Tadworth Station.
From Tadworth Station we made our way east onto the main A217 dual carriageway for the long climb up onto the North Downs. We crossed the M25 on the top of Reigate Hill, then made the steep twisting descent to reach Reigate Station and then the town.
We reached Redhill Bus Station and I headed for the station. I paused to take a photo of a current Dart on the 430, then hurried into the station - just in time to watch a London-bound train departing.
Many thanks to the Country Bus Rallies team for organising the event, especially Peter Aves and John Huxford. Thanks to those who provided buses, or drove or conducted, to those who organised the timetable and programmes, to those who manned the information stand, and those who operated the mess truck. It was a good day!
RF28, RF281, RF315, RF354, RF486*, RF489*, RF633
RML900*, RML2323, XF3, DMS1868*, MB90, BL49*
SNB340, SNB449, P3
Photos by Ian Smith. Click on any of them for a larger picture.
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