Camelot at Eastleigh with a Bournemouth - Waterloo train, August 1961. MIKE PEART. Mike was painting his great uncle's kitchen in Winchester but preferred watching Camelot to watching paint dry.

Camelot's Timeline

Camelot at Axminster, Nov 1965, ANON.

1955. Built at BR Engineering, Derby. Allocated to BR Southern Region at Stewart's Lane to work on the East Kent Services.

1959. East Kent Electification Completed. Allocated to Nine Elms to work on the SR South Western Division to Bournemouth, Salisbury and beyond. Named "Camelot", reusing a name carried by a withdrawn "King Arthur", 30742.

1965. Allocated to Guildford.

More information on the Main Line Days page.


Buried at Barry, Nov 1978, S DESMOND

1966. Withdrawn. Sold to Woodham Brothers (scrapyard), Barry, South Wales; but not scrapped.

1974. 73082 Camelot Locomotive Society formed.

1979. Locomotive purchased by the Society and moved to the Bluebell Railway at Sheffield Park.

More information on the Saved from Scrap page.

Re-enters traffic on Poppy Day, 1995

1995. Re-entered traffic on the Bluebell Railway.

More information on the Restored page

Test run on relaunch day, 21 October, 2015, JULIAN HEINEMANN.

2005. Withdrawn again, for a ten year overhaul.

2015. Re-entered traffic again on the Bluebell Railway.

More information on the Second Overhaul page.