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.
Located on the line linking Iran to Turkey (Tabriz-Van), the Ghotour Bridge is one of the most spectacular in Iran. It is guarded by a small military force housed ... (more)
Desert railroading with a long distance overnight train in Central Iran
The waiting room of the Bafq passenger station
Michel Boutrelle is driving the 140C in one of the tunnels in the Vienne Valley between Eymoutiers and Chateauneuf-Bujaleuf. He has his hand on the brake lever and his eyes watching the Flaman spe... (more)
A young apprentice shovels coal into the firebox under the watchful eye of his mentor
Leaving Limoges with the campanile of the Limoges Bénédictins main station in the background, a tourist steam train owned and operated by the pleasant "Chemin de Fer Touristique Limousin-Périgord"... (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)
For information about the Ghotour Bridge, please refer to the picture #617200
The area located in northwest Iran near Turkey (aka Kurdistan) is mountainous and quite desolate. With bad weather, it looks bleak.
This train travelling from Turkey gets close to the famous ... (more)
Light maintenance on a "Iran Runner"