Last LNER Inter-City 125 to make final stop at Grantham station
LNER is marking the retirement of its Inter-City 125 fleet with a special tour around the route, giving people a chance to say thank you and farewell after 40 years of service.
The four day tour, which began in Edinburgh on December 18, reaches its final destination of London King’s Cross at 3.09pm tomorrow (Saturday) where celebrations will take place upon its arrival.
The train will call at Retford and Newark before stopping for five minutes at Grantham at 12.57pm.
To make the final trip around the East Coast route extra special for those on board and people keen to see the train, for the first time in decades, both power cars and carriages have been painted in the original British Rail Inter-City 125 livery.
Having broken speed records and transformed rail travel since they were first introduced in the 1970s, these High-Speed Trains were nicknamed ‘The Journey Shrinker’ for the reduction in journey times they brought about.
Money raised from the tour will go towards LNER partner charity, Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM).
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