Some brand new livery
A splash of color in a barren land
Second-hand German coaches add a bit of brightness to the almost monochromatic landscape as a local passenger train sweeps out of one of the m... (more)
Fast moving empties
A pair of EMD GT26CWs make light work of 25 empties as they motor around the curve and up the grade. Most people don't expect to see snow in Iran, but some ... (more)
EMDs at work
Deep in the Sezar River canyon, a pair of venerable EMDs hauls a unit train towards Dorud.
EMD GT26CW No. 60-549 undergoes a heavy overhaul while the boys select from the stockpile traction motors and trucks for another locomotive. Trade embargoes have mad... (more)
Over and under
At Shourab in northern Iran, the Trans-Iranian Railway uses spirals to lose elevation as the line works down towards the Caspian Sea. Here, at over 2,000 meters ... (more)
Running ahead of the storm
A pair of GT26CW's hustle their train along in beautiful evening sunlight, shortly before a vicious thunderstorm.
The plate on this engine reads Alborz Niroo Rail road fleet, GM, Class GT26CW, Serial 60-7045 (but this is the road number, not the builder's number), and interestingly, a date according to the Pe... (more)