73082 Camelot Locomotive Society
The Society owns the preserved British Railways Standard 5MT Steam Locomotive 73082 Camelot, which runs on the Bluebell Railway in Sussex, Southern England.
Following the sixteen year restoration project, 73082 Camelot worked on the Bluebell Railway until it was withdrawn for a ten year overhaul.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.
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
The end of the line again. Camelot's last turn before withdrawal for another major overhaul. © ANDREW STRONGITHARM 2005.
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