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.

The Damaged Locomotive.

The image, above, taken on 20th April 1960, shows Llantilio Castle at Swindon during dismantling, prior to being cut up. Her final boiler was re-used on 4085 - Berkeley Castle.

Right-top Swindon Jan 1960.

Right (Courtesy Rail-Online) Swindon

March 1960.

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.