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.
5th Sept 2014 - Castle Class Specifications added to “Technical” Section.
13th Nov 2014 - Name Plate and Number Plate on display at “Steam” Swindon. Access the photo through Link on Home Page.
Leaving Greenway Tunnel (1952-08-18)
& Hollacombe (1955-00-00).
Approaching Exeter St Davids with up Mail Train (1956-08-02)
& Hemerdon with 5934 (1957-08-01)
Item dates are 1953.08.22 / 1955.01.26 / 1955.08.06 & 1955.08.09.
Shed Bash UK - record 1960.02.07 of engines in Yard & Dump at Swindon Works.
1959.07.18 Taunton & 1960.00.00 Swindon.