Route History

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
22.05.46
AP
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4LT

CHIGWELL ROW Maypole - Romford Road - Whalebone Lane North - Whalebone Lane South - Heathway - DAGENHAM Church Elm ( Summer Sundays only )
NEW ROUTE

13.04.49
AP
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4RT

CHIGWELL ROW Maypole - Romford Road - Whalebone Lane North - Whalebone Lane South - Heathway - DAGENHAM Church Elm ( Sundays only )
Converted to RT and an all year service introduced.

26.10.49
AP
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4RTL

RT type replaced by RTL

139A ENTRY
This May 1950 allocation book is in pdf form and has been photo copied - it is not the best reproduction but all the routes are included that were in service at the time
01.07.52
AP
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4RTL
1952 map
Extracted from 1952 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map

10.08.55
AP
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5RTL

RTL249

RTL249 seen at Whalebone Lane North.

This image availabe on the
RTL download


30.04.58
AP
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4RTL

139a times

The above timetable has been extracted from the 1958 Red Book which is available for sale
This book shows all the first and last times of Central Buses - Trolleybuses and Green Line ( full timetables ) current at 30th April 1958 prior to the heavy cuts in November 1958


26.11.58
Route withdrawn - last day of operation 23.11.58

Operating Garages

AP Seven Kings
Changeover point TOLLGATE ?