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60079 at Latchford on 6th May 2013

DB Schenker Class 60 No. 60079 stands at Latchford Sidings with the 6F74 12:11 Liverpool Bulk Terminal to Fiddlers Ferry Power Station loaded coal hoppers on 6th May 2013. The train is standing on what was once a through line between Warrington and Skelton Junction near Altrincham. Having closed to passengers in 1962, the route continued in use for freight, mainly MGR coal trains from the Yorkshire coal fields serving Fiddlers Ferry. The line closed to all traffic in 1985 when repairs to Latchford Viaduct were deemed too expensive.