Route History

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
08.04.51
TH
18RT
16RT
10RT

THORNTON HEATH High Street - Brigstock Road - Thornton Heath Pond - Croydon - SOUTH CROYDON Swan & Sugar Loaf
This was a tram replacement route replacing #42

22.10.52
TH
18RT
15RT
10RT

THORNTON HEATH High St - Brigstock Road - Thornton Heath Pond - Croydon - SOUTH CROYDON Swan & Sugar Loaf (Suns) Purley  -  Coulsdon  -  Marlpit Lane -  OLD COULSDON Tudor Rose
Mon-Sat extended from South Croydon to Old Coulsdon via withdrawn 166A.

06.10.54
TC
--
--
5RT
 
TH
17RT
13RT
5RT

THORNTON HEATH High Street  -  SOUTH CROYDON ( Suns )  -  OLD COULSDON ( Mon-Sat )
Sunday Croydon (TC) allocation added

02.05.56
TH
15RT
13RT
9RT

THORNTON HEATH High Street - OLD COULSDON
Sunday extended from South Croydon to Old Coulsdon replacing withdrawn 159 on this day
Croydon (TC) allocation withdrawn.

 

 

RT181 Croydon High Street

 


30.04.58
TH
15RT
13RT
9RT

THORNTON HEATH High Street - OLD COULSDON
See times below


Scanned from April 1958 Red Book - the complete book is available from the Sales List

31.12.66
TC
12RT
12RT
--
 
TH
--
--
5RT

THORNTON HEATH High Street - OLD COULSDON
Mon-Sat Thornton Heath (TH) allocation transferred to Croydon (TC)

RT4689

RT4689 Old Coulsdon

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18.04.70
TC
12RT
10RM
--
 
TH
--
--
4RT

THORNTON HEATH High Street - OLD COULSDON
Saturday Routemasters introduced.

Taken from 1970 map drawn by Mike Harris
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31.10.70
TC
14RT
8RM
--

THORNTON HEATH High Street - OLD COULSDON ( Mon-Sat )
Sunday service withdrawn - mainly replaced by Sunday only Route 59.

20.11.71
TC
10RM
8RM
--

THORNTON HEATH High Street - OLD COULSDON ( Mon-Sat )
Routemasters introduced on Mon-Fri.

Southend Transport 340 stands in for a Routemaster September 1975 when the was a chronic shortage of spare parts thus the loan. The example here must be late runner as it ase been turned short at Coulsdon. Click the photo for more detail and see there has also been TC Garage code added

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28.10.78
TC171+
11RM
13RM
3RM

THORNTON HEATH High Street - OLD COULSDON
Sunday service re-introduced replacing part of withdrawn 59.

 

RM773 Old Coulsdon

 


23.04.83
TC171+
9RM
14RM
3D

THORNTON HEATH High Street - OLD COULSDON
Sunday service converted to double deck one person operation.

Sunday service was provided by OPO vehicles at this time and the 190 is treated to " Chocolate Box " D2629 on this occasion

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19.10.84
TC171+
9Dc
9Dc
5RM
3D

THORNTON HEATH High Street - OLD COULSDON
Mon-Sat Daimler Fleetline (crew) operation commenced.

02.02.85
TC171+
8D
13D
3D

THORNTON HEATH High Street - OLD COULSDON
Daily service converted to double deck one person operation.


05.09.87
TC171+
9Dc
13D
3D

THORNTON HEATH - OLD COULSDON Tudor Rose - Taunton Manor School (SDO)
School day only journeys extended from Tudor Rose to Taunton Manor School

14.05.88
TC171+
--
--
5L

THORNTON HEATH High Street - OLD COULSDON (Suns)
Mon-Sat service replaced by revised service 50.
which took over the running number sequence

L248 seen in Croydon High Street March 1990

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21.07.90
Route withdrawn - mainly replaced by Route 50

Operating Garages

TC Croydon
Changeover point garage

TH Thornton Heath
Changeover point garage