Tough desert warrior
In the light maintenance hall of the Bafq locomotive depot, here is one of the Alborz-Niroo engines. They were purchased second hand from South Korea where they spent the first part of their life.... (more)
A G8 built in 1959 shunts a GE U30C in bad shape into the main workshop of the Bafq maintenance centre where it will be entirely rebuilt.
The waiting room of the Bafq passenger station
Chain rebuilding U30Cs dating from 1992-94 after 25 years of hard service in Iranian deserts
This broken control stand sits among the remains of a wrecked U30C, displaying Iranian labels together with a General Electric plate from the "Big Satan", aka the USA.
LDE 626: 10 units numbered 60-351 – 360, built in Romania in 1986 by Electroputere Craiova, all retired and waiting for an unlikely sale in Bafq.