The Railways of Iran

Steam motive power and operations in Asia.
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This is probably my penultimate post on the railways of Iran. I want, at some stage to review what is known about the railways which served the Oil fields in the South of Iran and a final installment. This post looks at the various forms of motive power on the railways of Iran since the first line was built before the turn of the 20th Century. I cannot guarantee that this survey is completely comprehensive. .......

http://rogerfarnworth.com/2020/06/30/ra ... tive-power
We have already noted in this series that Iran had a very limited railway network at the turn of the 20th century. Essentially just one railway line which was of a narrow gauge and was no more than 6 miles long. Glyn Williams says that the line, as built, … was approximately 5.5 miles in length and had two branch lines of 2.5 miles in length. [22]

Its roster of locomotives was limited to five in total. And details of these can be found on the manufacturer’s listings, as tabulated below. [21] The full article is in french. The locomotives were built in Belgium by La Tubize.
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Thanks, Roger. I found this piece on the motive power very interesting indeed.
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See http://friendsoftherail.com/forum/viewt ... 70&t=17732 for a bit of modern news on Iran's railways.
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APOC/AIOC which became BP

Both 2ft 6in gauge and the 3ft gauge railways served different part of the Company's network in Iran.

http://rogerfarnworth.com/2020/11/19/ra ... ompany-ltd[
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