The Society owns the preserved British Railways Standard 5MT Steam Locomotive 73082 Camelot, which runs on the Bluebell Railway in Sussex, Southern England.
A view of the cab 29 April, 2023, JOHN SANDYS
The Society raises money to support Camelot through Members' donations and profits from a Sales Stand. A lot of practical support comes from the Bluebell Railway and its members, and this is gratefully acknowleged.
The Society is registered as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation and donations may attract Gift Aid.
The Sales Stand stocks railway themed Books, DVDs and CDs, railwayana including badges, etc. It can be seen at railway themed events such as Bluebell Railway Special Events, Model Railway Exhibitions and Railway Depot Open Days.
In our early days, the Society orgamised several Model Railway Exhibitions; see the Society MREs Page.
There is a Society Bookstall at "Antiques at Wendover".
This Antiques Centre can be found at: The Old Post Office, 25 High Street, Wendover, HP22 6DU, Buckinghamshire
The Society owns a SR CCT (Southern Railway Covered Carriage Truck). This was purchased for use as a component store, but has now been restored by members of the Bluebell Railway Carriage and Wagon Department as a heritage item, to run on demonstration goods trains and at special events. Again, with thanks from the Society; especially to the late Richard Maxwell, who re-instated all the mechanical gear, to make it 'a runner' again.
For a short, succinct account of 73082 Camelot's story, see the History page.
For a full, everything but the kitchen sink account, see the History Timeline page
For a pictorial history, see the Photo Album pages. You might also like the Videos, or the Audio Clips on https://soundcloud.com/user-921781643
To join the Society, see the Membership page.
The News and Events page tells you when the Locomotive is next expected to be working on the Bluebell Railway. It also tells you about events where our Sales Stand is expected to attend.
The Technical Stuff pages give you some technical stuff, including a Bibliography, and a high speed Christmas Story, 107 Through Andover.
Contacts for the Society are:
Chairman: PETER GIBBS
Tel: +44 (0)1494 523 948
Membership Secretary: ANTHONY FARNFIELD
Tel: +44 (0)1580 211457
Webmaster: STEVE DESMOND
Tel: +64 (0)4 297 0506
Finally, if you have read this far, you might like to join the Society using the Application Form on the Membership Page.