BR Standard Class 5 73082 Camelot

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BR Standard Class 5 73082 Camelot
73082 Camelot on shed.jpg
73082 on shed at Sheffield Park.
Type and origin
Power type Steam
Builder Derby Works
Build date June 1955
Specifications
Tender type BR1B
Career
Operators British Railways
Power class 5MT
Numbers 73082
Withdrawn 19 June 1966
Disposition In Service at The Bluebell Railway

No. 73082 Camelot is a preserved British Railways Standard Class 5 4-6-0 based on the Bluebell Railway in Sussex, England, and owned by the 73082 Camelot Locomotive Society. She was outshopped from Derby Works in 1955, and worked on the Southern Region of British Railways. In August 1959, she received the name Camelot from withdrawn Urie King Arthur Class engine no. 30742.

Withdrawal[edit]

In 1966, she was sent to Woodham Brothers for scrapping. She languished at Barry Docks until 1979 when purchased by the 73082 Camelot Locomotive Society, and moved to the Bluebell Railway for restoration alongside Battle of Britain Pacific 34059 Sir Archibald Sinclair.

Restoration and operation on the Bluebell Railway[edit]

It returned to steam in 1995 after a protracted overhaul at Sheffield Park and put in almost ten years of service on the Bluebell Railway until withdrawal for a ten year overhaul in June 2005.

Camelot returned to service on the Bluebell Railway for the second time on 25 October 2015.[1]

References[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Rowledge, John Westbury Peter; Reed, Brian (1977). "Chapter 5". The Stanier 4-6-0s of the LMS. Newton Abbot, Devon: David & Charles. ISBN 0 7153 7385 4. LCCN 77-74358. 
  • Dowley, Francis; Gibbs, Peter (1996). 73082 CAMELOT From Barry to Bluebell. 73082 Camelot Locomotive Society. ISBN 0 9507761 2 2. 
  • Gibbs, P.W.; Smith, Peter W. (1981). The Standard Arthurs. 73082 Camelot Locomotive Society. ISBN 0 9507761 0 6. 

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