2006 - 2016


The Wanderer's Photos is a contemporary photographic website which features the latest events on the Irish Rail & LUAS networks with occasional forays to Northern Ireland, the U.K. and beyond.

The website was created 10 years ago in August 2006, hosted by Fotopic. This hosting company suddenly closed in March 2011 and a new host had to be found. After considering Flickr & Zenfolio, I found Smugmug met my requirements and the website was rebuilt over a six month period with 10,000 photographs uploaded to this new website which had been previously hosted on fotopic.

Over the last ten years, The Wanderer's Photographs has developed an extensive collection of over 28,500 photographs from 2005 to the present day chronicling the demise of widespread locomotive hauled Intercity Services & the introduction of the trains that replaced them, the "Intercity Railcars", railway & tramway openings to railway closures.  

In recent years the website has expanded to include a merchandise section and has social media accounts on Facebook & Twitter. Please do check them out.

If you wish to get in touch, you can contact me via email or social media using the links below:

Email / Facebook / Twitter

Thank you for visiting The Wanderer's Photographs.

All images © 2005-2016 The Wanderer, unless otherwise indicated.

Unauthorised use prohibited.

Gallery updates and Latest News

* February 2016 updated 13th February *

* London Trip updated 13th February 2016 *

* Facebook Group on Irish Railways *

Irish Trains Past & Present

* Merchandise now available for purchase.

* Check out the Popular Photos page.

* Check out the Events Page for the latest RPSI Specials and Iarnrod Eireann service alterations.

Slideshow of the Week

201 Class

The Iarnród Éireann 201 Class locomotives are the newest and most powerful diesel locomotives operating in Ireland, and were built between 1994 and 1995 by General Motors. They are model type JT42HCW, fitted with an EMD 12-710G3B engine of 3,200 hp.

There are three versions within the 201 Class:

* 201 to 205 & 210 to 214 Fixed buffers, shackle coupling

* 215 to 226, 229, 232 and 234 Retractable buffers, electronic fuel gauges, automatic or shackle coupling, Push-pull capability.

* 206 to 209, 227, 228, 230, 231 & 233 Retractable buffers, electronic fuel gauges, automatic or shackle coupling, Push-pull capability, fitted with HaslerRail 2500 Event recorder, NIR train radio and TPWS/AWS for cross-border service.

Locomotives 201-205, 210-214, 216, 225 & 230 are currently stored at Inchicore.

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