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 6612

Engine name

Loco No.

From

To

Chirk Castle

5025

--/04/34

09/09/1937

Farleigh Castle

5027

30/12/1937

02/12/1943

Pendennis Castle

4079

06/11/1944

22/10/1946

Hampden

5074

31/10/1946

19/05/1949

Llandovery Castle

5001

21/09/1949

08/02/1952

Earl of Clancarty

5058

28/02/1952

29/12/1953

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Cardiff Castle

4075

22/03/1955

04/03/1957

Llantilio Castle

5028

03/06/1957

13/01/1959

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