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.


Recollections + Sightings

Stories and sentiment where enthusiasts and footplate men tell of their memories of 5028

Browse Letters from Enthusiasts and Newspaper stories of journeys past.

David was a Newton Abbot Fireman and Ken was a Laira Driver. I was fortunate to meet them on a few occasions to pick their brains and look through their memorabilia.

Fireman David>>>

Driver Ken>>>

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Chris - Apprentice Fitter & Turner at Newton Abbot.          >>>

Later Draughtsman in Locomotive Drawing Office, Swindon.