Steam Locomotives Of Ireland
A wide variety of steam locomotives have been used on Ireland's railways. This page lists all those that have been used in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. Irish railways generally followed British practice in locomotive design.
The list that follows is roughly geographic (north to south) order.
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