Visitors to a County Durham railway museum will be able to see the final touches put on its latest project.
The team at Locomotion: The National Railway Museum at Shildon has been restoring a replica of Timothy Hackworth's historic Sans Pareil.
Following the findings of new research, it is being repainted so the colour reflects that of the original locomotive, which was built in 1829.
Prior to a visit to Germany, it will be on display in the museum's workshop.
Anthony Coulls, Curator at Locomotion, said: "Sans Pareil has never been seen in authentic 1829 condition before, and we are grateful to the National Railway Museum's early railways expert Jim Rees for his hard work in unearthing the true colours.
"We think the locomotive looks fantastic."