The Society owns the preserved British Railways Standard 5MT Steam Locomotive 73082 Camelot, which runs on the Bluebell Railway in Sussex, Southern England.
73082 Camelot was in traffic on the Bluebell Railway from 1995 to 2005, and returned to service in 2015 after a heavy overhaul. Society members raised money for the original restoration from scrapyard condition and the more recent overhaul, and also worked on the locomotive itself. Camelot needs the continuing support of present and new members if it is to continue operation in the long run.
Members of the Society may work on the locomotive or at Sales Stand events. The Sales Stand and Members' regular donations are the prime sources of funding for Camelot. The Society is registered as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation and donations may attract Gift Aid.
Members' Benefits include periodic newsletters giving details of Camelot's activities and information about fund raising (such as events which the Society's sales stand will be attending), and the Magazine "Footplate" which contains articles of related interest. There are also occasional opportunities to ride behind the locomotive on a private charter train, or to fire and drive Camelot.
The Society's Annual General Meeting is usually held in the Great Northern Director's Saloon coupled to a service train on the Bluebell Railway. This is an opportunity for members to have their say in how the Society is run and to put forward ideas for future activities.
CLS Membership Form July 2022
To join the Society, please download the form and print, complete and return it to the address given at the foot of the document.
73082 CLS Gift Aid Declaration
If you are a UK Income Tax payer, your donation may attract Gift Aid tax relief. Here is a link to a Gift Aid Declaration form.