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 6601

Engine name

Loco No

From

To

Goodrich Castle

5014

--/06/32

to  11/12/55

Treago Castle

5019

09/06/1936

28/01/1939

Earl of St Germans

5050

14/06/1940

06/10/1945

Newport Castle

5065

03/12/1945

20/02/1948

Launceston Castle

5000

19/03/1948

06/01/1950

The South Wales Borderers

4037

04/10/1950

04/07/1952

Tintagel Castle

5011

21/08/1952

14/06/1954

Llantilio Castle

5028

26/01/1955

03/06/1957

Wigmore Castle

5022

11/04/1957

18/02/1959

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