Buried at Barry, Nov 1978, S DESMOND
The Society was founded as an Unincorporated Society in 1974 to purchase and restore Camelot. The locomotive was purchased in 1979, and, later in the same year, was taken to the Bluebell Railway.
The locomotive arrived on the railway without
a tender, because the tender originally attached to Camelot had been purchased by another group. The Society purchased a tender frame from a steel mill in Briton Ferry, where it had been used as an ingot carrier, so that a new tender could be constructed.
Also purchased was a British Railways Mark 1 Covered Carriage Truck (CCT), to be used as a parts store.