The Wanderer's Photographs

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:

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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

No. 4 takes on water at Drogheda prior to departure for Balbriggan. Sun 29.05.16

* RPSI: The Fingal Gallery updated 29th May *

May 2016 Gallery updated 29th May *

* LUAS Cross City Gallery updated 29th May *

* Facebook Group on Irish Railways *

Irish Trains Past & Present

Viewed from a passing RPSI Special train you can see Broombridge Station in the distance. LUAS Cross City will use the wasteland behind the fencing for its Tram Stop and Depot. Broombridge is regarded as the most unsafe station on the IE network with frequent anti-social behaviour. This was my second attempt to photograph the station as when I paid a visit on Saturday afternoon on foot there was a large group of youths hanging around on the platform. The camera stayed firmly in the bag and I got the first train out of the area. Sun 21.04.13

* 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.

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Railway Preservation Society of Ireland

The Railway Preservation Society of Ireland (RPSI) is an Irish railway preservation group operating throughout Ireland. It was founded in 1964. The society has its headquarters at Whitehead, County Antrim, and a base at Mullingar, County Westmeath Restoration work is also carried out in the Dublin area.

The Society runs mainline trains on the Irish railway network using steam traction and vintage carriages. It also owns a small fleet of vintage diesel locomotives. For details of upcoming RPSI trains visit the Railway Preservation Society of Ireland events page.

No. 4 awaits departure from Carrick-on-Shannon. 1100 Connolly - Sligo. Sun 13.03.16

No. 4 awaits departure from Carrick-on-Shannon. 1100 Connolly - Sligo. Sun 13.03.16

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