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 6615

Engine Name

Loco No.

From

To

Llantilio Castle

5028

--/05/34

20/12/37

Carew Castle

5024

21/03/38

12/09/42

Dynevor Castle

4094

06/04/43

30/01/46

Earl of Eldon

5055

20/02/46

02/08/47

Queen Alexandra

4032

03/09/47

02/11/49

Brecon Castle

5023

14/02/50

20/10/53

Bleinham

5073

16/01/52

07/09/53?

The South Wales Borderers

4037

01/03/54

24/04/58

Whittington Castle

5021

17/12/58

19/09/61?

Abergavenny Castle

5013

21/10/60

04/07/62?

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