The Bafq locomotive shops are in charge of the maintenance of the AD43C series (100 units). These engines have a power of 3860 HP.
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
An American GE undergoing maintenance in the Bafq shops
Hauled by a French Alstom Prima diesel, a containers train starts its long northbound journey from Bafq to Mashhad while schoolgirls enjoy the sand dunes.