Most websites about individual engines are either because they were famous or are today preserved.

5028 was “Unsung” and is long gone, but she was well liked by the Great Western footplate men who drove and fired her. She worked mainly in the Newton Abbot & Laira Areas.


The following pages trace her story from “Birth” in 1934 to her untimely “Death” in 1960.


of when 5028 hauled the Down Cornish Riviera Express across the Royal Albert Bridge at Saltash in Summer 1959.

In 1959 the Royal Albert Bridge was floodlit for the Summer to mark its centenary.

Brunel’s Royal Albert Bridge as it looked before the Tamar Road Bridge was built.

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