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.

British Railways Livery Revisions 1956

In the above pre 1957 photo the lion was facing to the right/forward, in the “wrong” direction.  See below.

Lion on Tender Crest facing the wrong way!