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.


This is a “Hobby” website, which I have compiled over more than 10 years from many sources.  It has been a “labour of love” and I hope it helps contribute, in a small way, to “keeping alive”  the memory and history of the Great Western Railway and British Railways.

I will receive no commercial gain from it and hope I have not unintentionally breached anyone’s copyright.  However if anyone has any concerns about that please contact me and I will do my best to resolve them.

I will also be pleased to hear from you if you have any questions about  the site or would like me to link to your site.