The second shot of Ken's features Network Rail class 97, 97301, (ex D6800 and class 37, 37100) working light engine 1/2 mile east of Sankey (for Penketh) Station. The shot was taken in February 2010.
John Smith has provided two pics for this post. The first features a Stanier class 5, 4-6-0, 45407 The Lancashire Fusilier, working a Liverpool Lime Street - Earlestown steam 'Special' on 10th June, 2007. The steam loco hauled the train to Earlestown with a class 47 diesel at the rear. The diesel headed the train back to Lime Street with 45407 at the rear. This return trip was completed three times, as a shuttle-type service, during the day. The 'Black Five' is well known for working 'The Jacobite' route between Fort William and Mallaig, working three seasons on this iconic Scottish route in the late 1980's.
John's second pic shows the diesel on the same 'Special' - a two-tone green class 47, sporting two different numbers, 47851 and D1648. John's super pics were taken at Collins Green.