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.


History of 5028 boilers

During her life 5028 used 11 different boilers - see below. Follow the links to the right for information on the other engines which carried these boilers.

Boiler 6673

Date

Milage

Boiler #

May 1934


6615

31-03-1936

125488

6615

20-12-1937

234935

6616

20-09-1939

335228

6616

10-02-1941

402209

6637

14-02-1942

454835

6637

14-03-1945

587498

4635

16-10-1947

689489

6658

22-07-1949

769465

4638

01-06-1951

852513

6625

07-04-1953

957133

6673

26-01-1955

1063951

6601

03-06-1957

1177333

6612

13-01-1959

1282680

6643

20-05-1960

1345291

6643

All eleven boilers which 5028 carried during her lifetime had Two Row Superheaters.


When built she had a tall chimney,  making overall height of loco Thirteen feet five & Half inches.

From 1936 a shorter chimney was introduced which reduced overall height to:-

Thirteen feet two & half inches.

Upon overhauls chimneys were mixed & no records have been found of those fitted to 5028. The photo gallery shows different ones at different times.


She never carried a double chimney.




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