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Chance for rail enthusiasts to say goodbye to iconic Inter-City 125 High-Speed Train after more than 30 years

Rail enthusiasts had the chance to bid farewell to an iconic train on its national tour prior to going out of service.

The Inter-City 125 High Speed-Train (HST) ­— loyal work horses of the railway system ­— have been serving East Coast commuters and communities for more than 30 years.

Now, they are about to enjoy a well-deserved retirement.

Intercity 125 farewell tour reaches Newark Northgate. CREST PHOTOGRAPHY
Intercity 125 farewell tour reaches Newark Northgate. CREST PHOTOGRAPHY

As part of its farewell tour, an Inter-City 125 paused at Newark Northgate as part of the final trip on the East Coast route.

For the first time in decades, both power cars and carriages were 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.

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