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. Follow the links to learn more about us.
Here are images from the heavy overhaul, 2005 - 2015. Also images from the first months after the overhaul, until renaming in August 2016.
Boiler removed, GABRIEL PHILLIPS-SANCHEZ, 2008
Removal of the old tubeplate, 2008, J HEINEMANN.
The renovated wheelsets are back from the South Devon Railway, 2011. J HEINEMANN.
The boiler at LNWR Crewe, May 2014. P GIBBS
Successful steam test! Camelot's safety valves lift, for the first time in ten years; January, 2015. P GIBBS.
A locomotive once more, now we just have to replace the small bits; January, 2015. P GIBBS.
First steaming, 28 September 2015, ANDY KELLY
Painting in progress, by Heritage Painting, 8 October, 2015, P GIBBS.
Basking in the sun, ready to start trials. This image marks the end of the Overhaul and the start of Camelot's Second Return to traffic. 15 October 2015, MATTHEW LANDER.
Before the first test run, about to leave Sheffield Park, 21 October, 2015, J HEINEMANN
Hauling the Society's AGM Special at New Road Bridge, 25 October 2015, DEREK HAYWARD
First day back in regular service, 31 October, 2015, JONATHAN HUGHES.
Hauling a Santa Special at Three Arch Bridge, 19 December 2015, STEVE LEE
Looking after the Maintenance Fund, 2 February, 2016, P GIBBS.
Sup Up, here comes the Real Ale Train, 22 April, 2016, RICHARD SALMON.
A False Flag rename, 27 April, 2016, ANDY KELLY.
Bluebell Railway Driver Clive Groom, 5 June, 2016, NICK WREN.
The Official Renaming by Chairman Peter Gibbs, 20 August, 2016, J HEINEMANN.
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