Scenes from Camelot's service on the Bluebell Railway, 1995 -2005
First day in service. Freshly cleaned and polished, 73082 Camelot is ready for renaming and launching into service; Sheffield Park, 28 October, 1995. © A J SULLIVAN
Camelot hauls the Poppy Appeal launch train. Dame Vera Lynn prepares to fix a poppy wreath to the smokebox door, 29 October, 1995. © J S HEINEMANN
Camelot waiting to leave Sheffield Park with the 12.20 pm to Kingscote, 5 April, 1996. © F P L BEDWELL
Crossing the Ouse Bridge and rounding the first curve, late 1996. © I WRIGHT
Passing Ketches Halt, late 1996. © I WRIGHT
Having left Sheffield Park, Camelot passes the abutments of the demolished Town House bridge, 5 April, 1996. © J S HEINEMANN
Camelot reaches the summit of 1 in 75 Freshfield Bank in bright winter sunshine, late 1996. © I WRIGHT
Passing Freshfield Halt with the "Golden Arrow" dining train, © JON BOWERS.
Approaching Horsted Keynes, Camelot is pictured "going flat out", © JON BOWERS.
Winter, Camelot departs Horsted Keynes for Kingscote, late 1996. © I WRIGHT
Autumn sunshine, Camelot departs Horsted Keynes for Kingscote on launch day, 28th October, 1995. © A J SULLIVAN
Christmas Eve 1997, Camelot is observed "making the right noises" CHRIS JENNINGS.
Storming up towards Horsted House Farm bridge, 5 May, 1996. © P W GIBBS
Bursting out of Sharpthorne Tunnel, Camelot passes the site of West Hoathly Station, 28 April, 1996. © J S HEINEMANN
Approaching Kingscot with the Golden Arrow 20 April, 2003. © J S HEINEMANN
Arriving at Kingscote with a test train, prior to re-entering service, 26 October, 1995. © P W GIBBS
Running round at Kingscote, also with a test train, 26th October, 1995. © J S HEINEMANN
Following the sixteen year restoration project, 73082 Camelot worked on the Bluebell Railway until it was withdrawn for a ten year overhaul. Here is a set of images from those years.