Most websites about individual engines are either because they were famous or are
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”
Right-top Swindon Jan 1960.
Right (Courtesy Rail-Online) Swindon
Above Swindon 7th Feb 1960.
Damage to the front buffer beam, mainly on the left can be seen.
Below same date from “Shed Bash UK” -awaiting her fate at Swindon Works.
Image left, same location as top left, early 1960 at Swindon.