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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Recently, reading old copies of BackTrack magazine, I came across an article which included memories from an Army engineer of time spent in Iran in the early 1940s and in the same issue of the magazine a short note about the involvement of the GWR in Iran.

These seemed to be fitting items for an addendum to this series of articles. This is the link to the new post.

https://rogerfarnworth.com/2021/09/14/r ... n-addendum
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