73082 Camelot was in traffic on the Bluebell Railway from 1995 to 2005, and returned to service in 2015 after a heavy overhaul. Society members raised money for the original restoration from scrapyard condition and the more recent overhaul, and also worked on the locomotive itself. Camelot needs the continuing support of present and new members if it is to continue operation in the long run.
Members of the Society support regular Working Parties and Sales Stand events. They also contribute to the Share Purchase Scheme. These are the prime sources of funding for Camelot. Members' Benefits include periodic newsletters giving details of Camelot's activities and information about fund raising (such as events which the Society's sales stand will be attending), and the Magazine "Footplate" which contains articles of related interest. There are also occasional opportunities to ride behind the locomotive on a private charter train, or to fire and drive Camelot.
The Society's Annual General Meeting is usually held in the Great Northern Director's Saloon coupled to a service train on the Bluebell Railway. This is an opportunity for members to have their say in how the Society is run and to put forward ideas for future activities.
If you are interested in joining the Society and contributing to the long term future of 73082 Camelot, please print and complete the Membership Form and return it to the Membership Secretary.