Carrying a green flag, the level crossing agent waves to the crew of a northbound passenger train going in the direction of the famous Veresk Bridge and the Caspian Sea area.
A Tabriz - Tehran - Mashhad long distance passenger train travels along the most scenic section of the Theran-Tabriz line (between Khorasanak and Sheykhsafi).
The Jolfa - Tabriz leaves Marand. Azerbaijan is not far away to the north. The border is a bit farther behind the mountains in the background that belong to the Kiamaky Wildlife Refuge.
Tough desert warrior
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)
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)