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 6643

Engine Name

Loco No

From

To

Ogmore Castle/Earl of Powis

5056

20/06/36  to

14/09/1939

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Earl Cairns

5043

05/02/1941

19/06/1943

Earl of Devon

5048

19/09/1943

18/01/1946

Pembroke Castle

4078

02/02/1946

05/05/1947

The Somerset Light Light Infantry (Prince Albert’s)

4016

13/04/1948

01/03/1950

Chirk Castle

5025

09/03/1950

10/10/1951

Viscount Horne

5086

29/01/1952

11/05/1953

Carew Castle

5024

11/06/1953

24/02/1955

Whittington Castle

5021

22/06/1955

28/12/1956

Monmouth Castle

5037

10/12/1956

20/08/1958

Llantilio Castle

5028

13/01/1959

20/05/1960

Berkeley Castle

4085

18/08/1960

02/05/1962