The Great Trans-Iranian Railway
The Trans-Iranian spans 1392 km / 865 miles from the Persian Gulf at the port of Bandar-e Emam Khomeyni (known as Bandar Shahpur before the 1979 Ira... (more)
The Bafq locomotive shops are in charge of the maintenance of the AD43C series (100 units). These engines have a power of 3860 HP.
Here is one of the many fantastic landscapes on the South Trans-Iranianin the Zagros Mountains. This location north of Tang-e-Haft is located in Khorramabad County, Lorestan Province, near the bor... (more)
Desert railroading in central Iran
Iranian transhumance by freight train
A northbound freight travels on the north part of the Trans-Iranian, in the scenic Hablerud river valley.
What at first I believed was a fire in the distance was in reality an approaching sand storm. It was trigered by the strong winds announcing a thunderstorm. It was surreal to be in the middle of t... (more)
On the Trans-Iranian, in the Zagros Mountains, a southbound freight travels in a deep canyon. This is a super-scenic section between Andimesk and Doroud, near the remote station of Shabazhan.
A Tabriz - Tehran - Mashhad long distance passenger train crosses the most scenic section of the Theran-Tabriz line (between Khorasanak and Sheykhsafi).
A Canada-built GE U30C manufactured in 1992 and an Alstom Prima AD43C (with a Ruston prime mover) built in Iran under license in the 2000's
Desert storm!In the central Iran desert just before a thunderstom (with rain), the strong winds generate a short but impressive sand storm.
The Trans-Iranien in the Zagros mountains south of Dorud with a northbound train hauled by two 3300 hp EMDs. The first unit was built in 1984 by Hyundai in South Korea under license.