This Midweek Madness Challenge from Cee got me thinking, what is Dark Green and what counts as Forest? Hopefully I’ve found some suitable answers in the photos I’m sharing.

Here’s an old shot from my archives of a pair of London Transport AEC Regal IV buses…

RF315 (MLL952) and RF280 (MLL817) at Leas Road Garage

…They make an interesting comparison with their slightly different shades. I believe that the lighter Green was introduced in 1960, but there were a number of variations within the fleet over the years in service. RF315 was actually a ‘Red’ central area bus for its working life while RF280 was always a country vehicle.

Here’s a different example of a green livery – Zubr beer cans…

Zubr

…A Polish Lager brewed originally in Bialystok.

When I’m playing Farming Simulator, I can always dress the part with my John Deere polo shirt…

John Deere

…I bought this from the dealer in Cromer, Hertfordshire, when we were helping my Mother-in-law check out tractors for her farm. That was 18 years ago – its worn well! 😀

Having spent Thursday and Friday chasing the Southern class 455’s in their last week of service, there is an inevitability about my choice of a final shot for this week’s challenge 😉 Here is 455837 (with 455812) approaching Kenley…

455837 at Kenley

…and passing through a veritable ‘Forest’ of green 😀

The Red Double-Decker Bus is very much a symbol of London – often depicted on postcards and other art forms for sale to tourists.

A flock of ‘New Routemaster’ buses on Parliament Square and Whitehall. Forming the new LT class they entered service in 2012. They are nicknamed ‘Borismasters’ after Boris Johnson who was the London Mayor who oversaw their introduction…

Here’s a ‘Real’ Routemaster – RM543 at the Richmond end of the 27 route taken back in 1980. Routemasters entered revenue service in 1956 and can still be seen in central London today on tourist services…

Predecessor to the Routemaster was the RT (AEC Regent III) which entered service in 1939. They were still in service in the mid-1970’s and some lingered on for training duties like RT4442 seen at Kingston in 1979…

Here’s a ‘Tourist Postcard’ style photo of VLA153 crossing Westminster Bridge in 2011 with the Palace of Westminster Clock Tower as a backdrop…

Catch up with Nancy’s A Photo a Week challenge Here.