It has been confirmed on Twitter from Tim Dunn, that London North Eastern Railway will be putting one of their Intercity 125 High-Speed Trains into a very special livery.
Class 43 locomotive No. 43302 along with its relevant power car and its 7 Mk3 coaches will be painted into the British Rail blue/yellow and white livery.
43302 is the world record holder for a diesel locomotive.
The repaint is all part of a special charity farewell tour of the LNER network running from the 18th to the 21st December.
The livery will be the same that is found on the National Railway Museum’s 43002 ‘Sir Kenneth Grange’.
Here is the current plan, however, is subject to change:
- 18 Dec: Edinburgh to Aberdeen
- 19 Dec: Aberdeen to Newcastle via Inverness
- 20 Dec: Newcastle to Leeds via York
- 21 Dec: Leeds to KGX
The charities that will be benefitting from this railtour are the Samaritans and The CALM Zone.
LNER is working closely with the National Railway Museum to ensure accuracy is maintained with the train.
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