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.

Comparing a run by 5028 Plymouth to Par,  in Steam Days,

With a run by classmate 5029 in Preservation – Just for Fun!

5029 Cont’d.



Although operating circumstances were very different in Steam days, Llantilio Castle made the trip in 1935 in under 55 minutes, ten minutes less than Nunney Castle in 2003!