Almost all tracks in front of the Bafq passenger station are filled with unit trains. A majority of them trasnport ore, and of course there is an oil train, ubiquitous in Iran.
In this workshop of the Bafq locomotive maintenance centre, the RAI entirely rebuilds the prime movers of ageing GE U30C.
Sleek modern noses of the 2000's are much less attractive to the railfan than older noses of American engines. But what do railroaders think of these differences, i... (more)
In the Iranian desert at dusk