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 6658

Engine Name

Loco No.

From

To

Clifford Castle/Spitfire

5071

--/06/38

09/05/1942

Carew Castle

5024

12/09/1942

04/04/1946

Earl of Plymouth

5049

15/04/1946

26/09/1947

Llantilio Castle

5028

16/10/1947

27/07/1949

Tregenna Castle

5006

31/01/1950

02/08/1951

Tintern Abbey

5087

12/10/1950

26/09/1952?

Builth Castle

4086

20/08/1951

11/08/1953

Carmarthen Castle

4076

29/07/1953

27/10/1954

Neath Abbey

5090

21/04/1955

24/04/1957

Westminster Abbey

5089

25/10/1957

03/07/1959

Abbotsbury Castle

4083

09/10/1959

19/12/1961

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