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"
A General Motors product displays its American origin under iranian markings denoting the road number of this old unit (the series was built in 1956-62).
The RAI Rc4 is a class of 4 axle Bo'Bo' electric locomotives; the units have a similar design to the Swedish SJ Rc4.
8 units built by ASEA 1979/80 for the 146 km long Tabriz – Jolfa line
Rare Iranian cab
Everything is rare in this picture:
- This is the first picture of an Iranian engine cab on RPN
- This is one of the rare (8 units only) electric engines... (more)
A northbound freight travels on the north part of the Trans-Iranian, in the scenic Hablerud river valley.
The modern and the gothic: a Velaro e320 ready for departure to Paris
Ugly little MoW railcar
Night scene in the Doroud station before the departure of a long distance sleeper train.