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.
Ray by e-mail 26/08/2014.
“I first saw 5028 on the coaling stage at Wolverhampton
Stafford Rd Loco’ Shed site on 17th July 1959. This proves she did accasionally escape from its hum-drum existence pounding the Penzance to London corridor.”
Railtrail with Peter Gray -
Torquay Herald Express 22/11/2016
Wednesday May 4th 1949 produced a typical evening’s observation at Newton Abbot from 6.00pm onwards……..
Back up “light engine” from Kingswear was Castle Class 4-6-0 No 5028 Llantilio Castle, off the down “Torbay Express”