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 6616

Engine Name

Loco No.

From

To

Nunney Castle

5029

--/05/34

17/06/37

Llantilio Castle

5028

20/12/37

10/02/41

Tintagel  Castle

5011

29/07/41

26/02/44

Tresco Abbey

5092

26/04/44

01/05/45

Builth Castle

4086

28/05/46

19/01/48

Carew Castle

5024

20/01/48

18/11/49

Earl of Clancarty

5058

27/05/50

28/02/52

Rougemont Castle

5007

12/03/52

01/12/53

Reading Abbey

5084

17/06/54

19/10/56

Cleeve Abbey

5091

12/06/56

09/06/58

Shirburn Castle

5030

17/12/58

27/01/61

Kilgerran Castle

4099

14/04/61

21/09/62

Next Boiler>>>