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.


Cornish Riviera, Torbay Express and Others.

Slide Show and Article here>>>

The Torbay Express

“The best engines were 5028 and 5024 - they were used regularly on the “Torbay”

   :–  Fireman’s memories.

The Cornish Riviera Express.

Click “Slide Show” for Timetables and even a sample menu from the 1959 “Limited”

Slide Show>>>

Other Named Expresses.

More Photos here>>>


Click “Listen” to hear 5028

Passing through Exeter St Davids non stop in July 1957.


Click “Video” to see 5028 Crossing The Royal Albert Bridge in Summer 1959 with the Down Cornish Riviera.