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.


History of 5028 boilers

Boiler 4638

Engine Name

Loco No.

From

To

Launceston Castle

5000

20/06/2029

13/08/1931

Kenilworth Castle

4097

22/03/1932

11/07/1934

Dudley Castle

4091

10/05/1935

22/09/1942

Windsor Castle

4082 (Orig 7013)

27/02/1943

08/02/1947

Farleigh Castle

5027

17/02/1947

08/02/1949

Llantilio Castle

5028

22/07/1949

01/06/1951

Defiant

5080

05/07/2012

16/03/1953

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