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)
On the Trans-Iranian, in the Zagros Mountains, a southbound freight travels in a deep canyon. This is a super-scenic section between Andimesk and Doroud, near the remote station of Shabazhan.
A Tabriz - Tehran - Mashhad long distance passenger train crosses the most scenic section of the Theran-Tabriz line (between Khorasanak and Sheykhsafi).
A Canada-built GE U30C manufactured in 1992 and an Alstom Prima AD43C (with a Ruston prime mover) built in Iran under license in the 2000's
Desert storm!In the central Iran desert just before a thunderstom (with rain), the strong winds generate a short but impressive sand storm.
The Trans-Iranien in the Zagros mountains south of Dorud with a northbound train hauled by two 3300 hp EMDs. The first unit was built in 1984 by Hyundai in South Korea under license.
Massive bridge with tiny train
3 agents in the cab, probably a couple more in the train, for 2 passenger cars...
On the Tabriz - Jolfa line (single track, electrified 25KV 50Hz), the daily Tabriz Jolfa passenger train is approaching Marand. This is the mountainous East Azerbaijan Province of Northern Iran, n... (more)
Veresk Bridge from above
A northbound freight train with a 4-axle G22W and a 6-axle GT26CW crosses the Veresk Bridge. This is a spectacular location that I couldn't help keep watch... (more)
Veresk site from above
With the famous Veresk bridge on the right, one of the most incredible railroad sites I have ever seen is pictured here from above. It is difficult to give a... (more)
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 in... (more)
Sweden in Iran
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 were built by ASEA and SGP in... (more)
An American GE undergoing maintenance in the Bafq shops
Hauled by a French Alstom Prima diesel, a containers train starts its long northbound journey from Bafq to Mashhad while schoolgirls enjoy the sand dunes.