Oasis in the desert
Empty tank train on the Trans-Iranian railroad going back to the oil fields near the Persian Gulf for refilling.
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)
No, Iran is not just desert, sand, sun and high temperatures !
The main workhorse of the Iranian Railways: with various versions and origins, the entire series is 340-units strong (including the 77 units belonging to Alborz Niroo). With a power of 3300... (more)
1 km high cliff
This picture shows the famous Trans-Iranian railroad in the Zagros Mountains near Bisheh (south of Dorud). The track travels a deep gorge. The cliff above the train... (more)
On the north part of the Trans-Iranian (i.e. north of Teheran), the daily 203 Firuzkuh - Teheran travels in the scenic Hablerud river valley between Firuzkuh and ... (more)
Iranian landscape with a train
These engines were formerly in service in South Korea. Today, they belong to Alborz Niroo, a private company independent from the RAI.
Info about Alborz Niroo:
As the private sector ... (more)
Diesel, Rock and Waters