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.


Press Cuttings of the Accident

Above - Plymouth Evening Herald

Wednesday 16th December 1959.


Top Right - Western morning News

Thursday 17th December 1959.


Laira Signalman’s Memory of Accident>>>