WORK to make the InterCity 125's farewell journey complete came with contributions from an East Lancs firm.

Artists from Heritage Painting, in Darwen, were commissioned alongside others by LNER to repaint a diesel loco in the original British Rail livery.

The InterCity 125, which first made an appearance in 1978, was being sent on one last trip along the East Coast Main Line by the rail company, with the last leg going from Leeds to London King's Cross.

Plans were drawn up as part of events to mark the retirement of 1970s high-speed trains along the route before they were replaced by a modern Azuma fleet.

Staff from the Watery Lane outfit worked at the Craigentinny depot for several weeks to finish off the intricate task.