Welcome to the 73082 Camelot Locomotive Society's Web Site.

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The Society owns the preserved steam locomotive 73082 "Camelot", which is based on the Bluebell Railway in Sussex (England).

The Locomotive is undergoing a ten year overhaul and the boiler is being repaired at LNWR Crewe. "We were very impressed with the quality of the work carried out so far" (Chairman's inspection report).


73082 Camelot is a British Railways Standard Class Five locomotive, which was built at Derby in 1955 and ran on the Southern Region of British Railways until 1966. After withdrawal, it was removed to Woodham Bros. scrapyard at Barry, near Cardiff. However, it was not scrapped and, along with many other withdrawn locomotives, remained in the yard, where its condition slowly deteriorated.

The Society was founded in 1974 to purchase and restore Camelot. The locomotive was purchased in 1979, and, later in the same year, was taken to the Bluebell Railway.

After many years of fund raising and restoration effort, 73082 Camelot returned to steam in 1995, and was in regular service on the railway for nearly ten years. During this time, the Society worked to raise the money to pay for the next major overhaul. Fund raising was done through the Society's retail Sales Stand and Mail Order operation, and by the sale of shares in 73082 Camelot to Society Members

The Locomotive was withdrawn for a general overhaul in June, 2005, and is due to return to work by 2010 or 2011.

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Site Map

History More about the Locomotive and the Society. Last updated 17 January 2008

Technical Description Leading dimensions, weights, etc., for the BR Standard Class Five Locomotives. Introduced 3 May 2004

Events Locomotive Working Party and Sales Stand dates. Last updated 3 December 2013.

Overhaul Progress Introduced 19 September 2005, last updated 3 December 2013.

Image Gallery Last updated 7 May 2007, new "Last day in service" Gallery introduced

Audio Gallery Introduced 2 January 2003, extended 16 June 2003

Video Gallery Introduced 16 June 2003, new clips added 24 April 2004

Contact us Last updated 16 May 2010

Membership Last updated 23 December 2012

Sales Mail Order from our Sales Stock. Last updated 10 July 2010

Technical and Historical Papers Last updated 28 August 2003

External Links Last updated 30 June 2006

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Home Page last updated

7 May, 2007; new "Last day in service" Gallery added