Update on repair work on steam locomotive No.73082 Camelot

73082 "Camelot" undergoing maintenance // Credit The 73082 Camelot Locomotive Society
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The 73082 Camelot Locomotive Society have released the latest news on repair work being carried out on BR Standard 5 No.73082 “Camelot”.


Most of our followers will know that back in Mid April, No.73082 “Camelot” suffered a failure while hauling a passenger train on the Bluebell Railway. Full details can be found here

Progress on repairs

Thanks to a member of the Bluebell Railway Atlantic team producing CAD drawings of old BR Drawing, the single-use patterns needed to produce the new cylinder covers have been made.

With the patterns finished, orders have been placed for the covers. An order for the new piston head casting has also been made.

When are we likely to see Camelot in Steam next?

Right-Hand Cylinder of 73083 "Camelot" // Credit The 73082 Camelot Locomotive Society
Right-Hand Cylinder of 73083 “Camelot” // Credit The 73082 Camelot Locomotive Society

Unfortunately, the society can’t put a timescale on how long the work will take and when 73082 will be back in service. This is due to the complexity of the work needed to be carried out.

After casting, all new components will require machining before fitting can begin.

Further updates will be released as more news can be reported on.

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Jamie Duggan avatar
Since I was a child, I have been a big fan of steam locomotives. This enthusiasm has been become greater in recent years, leading to me becoming involved in a society restoring a standard gauge locomotive. Joining the RailAdvent team in 2017, I help Michael produce articles.