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.


Boiler 6601

History of 5028 boilers

Boiler 6673

Engine Name

Loco No.

From

To

Pembroke Castle

4078

17/08/1944

02/02/1946

Earl Cawdor

5046

18/01/1946

22/10/1947

Viscount  Horne

5086

14/11/1947

11/04/1949

Abbotsbury Castle

4083

02/08/1949

04/03/1953

Llantilio Castle

5028

07/04/1953

26/01/1955

Dudley Castle

4091

06/05/1955

12/03/1957

Rhuddlan Castle

5039

08/12/1957

18/01/1962?

Kingswear Castle

5015

31/12/1957

13/10/1959?

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