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)
Desert storm!In the central Iran desert just before a thunderstom (with rain), the strong winds generate a short but impressive sand storm.
Trains meet in Aghda
This is the single track line Qom Kashan Yazd Bafgh and beyond (in the direction of Pakistan). The station is not far of Yazd, north of the city. A northbound freight tr... (more)
Different power, for a change: A pair of GE U30Cs hauls an ore train towards Bafq, Iran.
These 3 engines probably belong to a private freight operator independent from RAI. I can't find their numbers in the RAI roster that I have. They are numbered: 7019, 7099 and 7100. Any informatio... (more)
Three EMD GT26CW-2 (with 60-819 leading) haul an ore train from Bafq towards Yazd, Iran. The line goes around what appears to be a dry lake bed, as you can see in the background. This is where thi... (more)
In the Iranian desert, a heavy freight with 3 GT26 and loaded with ore concentrate leaves the siding and remote station of Aghda (or Aqda - location names vary according to phonetic transcription ... (more)
Three EMD GT26CW-2 haul a freight train through the desert between Bafq and Yazd. The attractive red-white-blue livery is very close to the one used by the South Korean classes 7100-7400.
Two fellow railfans capture a freight train headed towards Bafq.