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.


Ocean Liner Connection

Llantilio Castle collected passengers from “Queen of the Pacific” at Millbay and took them to London.  The liner had sailed from Chile in the south of the west coast of South America and passed through the Panama Canal, which had been open for just 20 years.

The numbers which disembarked at Millbay were:-








Sample occupations
First Class:Army Officer, Civil Servant, Colonial Service,  Sugar Planter,  British Vice Consul, Cuban Minister to GB,  Legation Secretary, Naval Officer, Mill Owner, Banker, Clergyman.
Second Class:Doctor, Metallurgist, Draughtsman, Chemist, Insurance Broker, Electrician, Bricklayer, Dentist, Housekeeper, Maid.
Third Class:Farmer, Clergyman, Maid, Missionary.

The Expresses

Gallery of the expresses which took the passengers on their onward journeys

The Liners

Gallery of images showing timetables, liners, and passenger manifests.

The Ocean Saloons

Gallery of the saloons which provided luxury and comfort to passengers on the expresses.

The Tenders

Gallery of some of the tenders which delivered passengers to the expresses

5028 was brand new and had been in service at Laira for just 16 days when she collected passengers from Reina Del Pacifico  (Queen of the Pacific) - 10th June 1934.


At least 80 (see below) travelled to London addresses and several more went to addresses around London/Home Counties etc. The majority London bound undoubtedly caught the Ocean Liner Special, travelling in the sumptuous Ocean Liner saloons, which had been introduced 3 years earlier. The liner picked up passengers from 21 ports en route to Plymouth, Millbay and her final destination was Liverpool.
                    

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British

Alien

Total

First

76

15

91

Second

68

10

78

Third

11

2

13



155

27

182

No’s.

and Ports of Embarkation

No’s for London.

2

Talcahuano; Chile

2

37

Valparaiso; Chile

19

1

Antofagasta; Chile

1

2

Iquique; Chile

2

1

Arica; Chile

1

3

Mollendo; Peru

3

13

Callao; Peru

6

7

Paita; Peru

3

1

La Libertad,     San Salvador

0

0

Balbao; Panama

0

7

Cristobal; Panama

2

0

Kingston; Jamaica

0

5

Havana; Cuba

4

8

Nassau; Bahamas

3

52

Bermuda

18

6

Azores; (Portuguese)

6

3

Vigo; Spain

0

0

La Coruna; Spain

0

3

Gijon; Spain

3

27

Santander; Spain

7

4

La Pallice; France

0

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