East Grinstead (code EG) was a Country area garage which operated RLHs on the following routes:
|Dates of Operation||Allocation|
|424||Reigate (Stn) - Sidlowbridge - Horley - Smallfield - Copthorne - East Grinstead (Stone Quarry Estate)||?? m||High||10/1952 - 03/1955||2?|
|428||East Grinstead (Bus Stn) - Lingfield - Dormansland||?? m||High||10/1952 - 03/1955||2?|
|Green Line 708||East Grinstead - Victoria - Hemel Hempstead. RLHs on Coronation Day only to London.||?? m||High||2/6/1953||RLH 45, on Coronation Day Only|
Four RLHs were allocated when new to the garage (RLHs 42 to 45). Most of this group of vehicles remained allocated to the garage at any one time until February 1955, after which only RLH 33 was retained, until October 1957 (a graph of the allocation can be viewed here).
RLH 44 on Route 424
Victoria Road, Horley (outside Dawsons the Grocers)
The bus has either come all the way from Reigate or, more likely, was a swinger terminating at Horley - Masetts Road and turning right at the crossroads to make it's return journey back to East Grinstead after waiting on the stand
Photo copyright, and used with permission, of A. Cross
East Grinstead garage eventually closed on 31st December 1981.
RLH 43 at East Grinstead garage, next to an RT
Photo author unknown
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