Test Runs and Return to Traffic, after the second Heavy Overhaul

Preparation for first test run, 20 October 2015, J HEINEMANN

Backing onto the test train, ready to leave Sheffield Park, 20 October 2015, PETER WEST

Waiting for the "right away", 21 October, 2015. JOHN SANDYS.

Passing West Hoathly, 20 October 2015, MARTIN LAWRENCE

First test run, at Kingscot, 20 October 2015, J HEINEMANN

First test run, at East Grinstead, 20 October 2105, J HEINEMANN

Camelot takes the Society's AGM Special (coupled to a lunchtime Pullman service) north of Sloop Bridge, 25 October 2015, DEREK HAYWARD.

Society AGM Special, north of Three Arch Bridge, 25 October 2015, DEREK HAYWARD.

Society AGM Special at West Hoathly (now without the Pullman attached), 25 October 2015, DEREK HAYWARD.

Society AGM Special, north of New Road Bridge, 25 October 2015, DEREK HAYWARD.

Back to the Workshop for some very last minute jobs before "Giants of Steam". 27 October 2015, P GIBBS.

Repainting the axlebox covers. 27 October 2015, P GIBBS.

First day back in regular service; Camelot is ready to leave Sheffield Park, morning of 31 October. P GIBBS

First day back in regular service; Andy Kelly is putting on the lamps for the evening trips, 31 October 2015, P GIBBS.

31 October, 2015, JONATHAN HUGHES

This page records

  • The test runs in October 2015.
  • The Society's AGM Special. This Special was coupled to a lunchtime Pullman Dining Train for part of its run, and was the first revenue earning movement following the Overhaul.
  • Finally, on 31 October, the locomotive's return to regular service.

Images of Camelot's return are on Derek Hayward's "Giants of Steam" album:

http://www.derekhayward.co.uk/BluebellRailway-1/Events/Giants-of-Steam-2015/