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.
After Camelot was secured at the Bluebell Railway, the Society began the job of restoring her. The first task was to build a new tender, but some dismantling of the locomotive was done as well.
Collecting a BR Standard Tender Frame, used as an ingot carrier, from Briton Ferry Steel Plant. November 1978. PETER GIBBS.
The ingot carrier/tender frame arrives at the Bluebell Railway. Photo JON ALDER, November, 1978.
Camelot after removal of the Boiler Cladding IAN NOLAN, 27 July, 1980.
Dismantling the Tender Frame, 1981, Photo PETER GIBBS.
Tender Tank under construction at Shipyard Services, May 1983. P GIBBS.
Pulling the distorted frame back into shape. Mid 1983. S DESMOND.
Tender Frame back on the rails. August 1984. S DESMOND.
Completed Tender Tank at Shipyard Services, January 1985. S DESMOND
Tender Tank delivered to Sheffield Park, February 1985. PETER GIBBS.
New Tender Tank mounted on the restored frame, attached to the locomotive, February 1985. S DESMOND.
Passengers not admiring Camelot, some evidence that we had been painting the new tender, BRIAN DANDRIDGE, 1985.
Cylinder Lagging removed, BRIAN DANDRIDGE, 1985.
Dismantled; Frames, Cylinders, Wheels, Bogie; August 1987, S DESMOND
Dismantled; The boiler; August 1987, S DESMOND
Progress with the bogie axleboxes, 1988, S DESMOND
Frame, Wheels and Cylinders reassembled. It looks like "our" CCT in front and "our rebuilt tender behind. 1990, S DESMOND
Starting work on new boiler cladding, 27 June, 1992; JULIAN HEINEMANN.
Replacing the boiler, 19 May, 1993; JULIAN HEINEMANN.
Presenting a £1000 cheque to the Maunsell Locomotive Society for work on the boiler cladding, 1993, JULIAN HEINEMANN
In the Bluebell Railway's workshop, nearing completion, September 1995, JULIAN HEINEMANN
Ready to light up for the first time, 16 October, 1995; JULIAN HEINEMANN.
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