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 6625

Engine Name

Loco No.

From

To

Morlais Castle

5038

--/06/35

to  10/02/41

Shirburn Castle

5030

06/09/1941

04/07/1945

Westminster Abbey

5089

12/10/1945

30/05/1947

Rougemont Castle

5007

18/06/1947

16/11/1948

Warwick Castle

4081

03/12/1948

15/09/1950

Llantilio Castle

5028

01/06/1951

07/04/1953

Wigmore Castle

5022

07/05/1953

17/01/1955

Corfe Castle

5034

21/04/1955

12/02/1957

Dudley Castle

4091

12/03/1957

19/01/1959

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