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List of stock used by railways in Iran

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While passenger trains are operated by private operators, motive power is generally provided by the Islamic Republic of Iran Railways (RAI). Additionally, Alborz Niroo Equipment & Railway Fleet Company runs freight train using privately owned diesel locomotives.[1]


Electric locomotivesEdit

Class Numbers Type Manufacturer Introduced Weight Power Electric brake power Tractive Effort Top speed Length Width Height Comments
651-658 RC4 ASEA 1985 80 t 3440 kW 2400 kW 218 kN 100 km/h [2]


Diesel locomotivesEdit

This is an incomplete list of diesel locomotives used in Iran.

Class Numbers Type Manufacturer Introduced Weight Power Dynamic brake power Tractive Effort Top speed Length Width Height Comments
40 001-136 G12 EMD 1957 963 kW 115 kN 105 km/h [2]
40 137-178 G22W EMD 1975 1103 kW 116 kN 105 km/h [2]
40 401-414 G8 EMD 1959 643 kW 158 kN 105 km/h [2]
40 451-452 G18W EMD 1968 735 kW 95 kN 105 km/h [2]
60 301-320 G16 EMD 1959 1323 kW 253 kN 105 km/h [2]
60 501-569, 801-914, 975-984 GT26CW EMD 1971 120 t 2205 kW 1500 kW 235 kN 123 km/h [2]
60 915-974, 985-994 GT26CW-2 EMD 1984 132 t 2205 kW 235 kN 132 km/h [2]
60 351-360 LDE626 CL-2 Electroputere/ALCO 1986 1385 kW 234 kN 100 km/h [2]
60 ? (total 10) 060-DA Electroputere/Sulzer 1959 1546 kW 100 km/h [2]
60 ? (total 77[3]) GT26CW EMD 2009-2015 120 t 2205 kW 1500 kW 235 kN 123 km/h [4] Former Korail class 7100 and 7500, now used by AlborzNiroo.
60 2001-2021 U30C GE 1992 120 t 2400 kW 2400 kW 240 kN 107 km/h 17.7 m 3.02 m 4.06 m [5] Serial numbers 47055-47075
60 2022-2055 C30-7i GE 1993 132 t 2400 kW 2400 kW 340 kN 113 km/h 18 m 3.15 m 4.2 m [5] Serial numbers 4756.1-4756.34, built in Montreal
60 2056-2062 C30-7i GE 1994 132 t 2400 kW 2400 kW 340 kN 113 km/h 18 m 3.15 m 4.2 m [5] Serial numbers 47773-47779
40 601-638 (total 37) HD10C Hitachi 1970 68 t 709 kW 122 kN 100 km/h [2]
? (total 5) 2M62U Luhansk 1997 2942 kW 100 km/h [2]
60 201-230 (total 30) AD43C Alstom 2002 123 t 3160 kW 3000 kW 480 kN 150 km/h [2] Passenger variant
60 231-299(total 69) AD43C Alstom 2002 123 t 3160 kW 3000 kW 480 kN 110 km/h [2] Freight variant
DF8 CSR 2008 138 t 3680 kW 3700 kW 369 kN 100 km/h 22.2 m 2.95 m 4.75 m
40 1501-1650 (total 150) ER24PC Siemens 2010 t 2400 kW -kW 120 km/h 18.6 m 2.9 m 4.3 m

Steam locomotivesEdit

Steam locomotives have been phased out by Iran Railways.

Class Image Manufacturer Introduced Top speed Comments
kkStB 80 10 locomotives
Krupp, Henschel, MF Esslingen Axle 1'D. 49 locomotives.
Henschel Axle 1'E. 16 locomotives.
Class 52 Vulcan Foundry 1952 2-10-2. Freight locomotives, 64 built. Total weight 175 tons[6]
2-8-0 Maschinenfabrik Esslingen

Diesel multiple unitEdit

About 1940 the first railbus operation in Iran was started and in 1976 four turbotrains from France ANF with turbomeca turbines were introduced between Tehran Mashhad with 160 km/h (99 mph) speed (at that time max commercial non high speed in rail) with U33 rails, non welded, wooden sleeper, screw fastening, single track with manual switches. Nine two car British Rail Class 141 were bought in 1998, the Paradise DMU from Siemens in 2005 and Rotem 4 cars railbuses from Hyundai Rotem.

Class Image Type Top speed Number Remarks Built
mph km/h
APO-lyn DMU 99 160 Ex DSB. 1981
Siemens Paradise DH4-1 DMU[7][8] 99 160 20 2004
British Rail Class 141 DMU Exported from British Rail

CarriagesEdit

Class Image Type Top speed Number Remarks Built
mph km/h
First Class coach car ? Built by SGP [9]
N-wagen ? Second hand from Germany.
Restaurant Car ? Retired. Former CIWL 2746. Built by De Dietrich. Ex RENFE UIC 50 71 88-78 055. 1926
Restaurant Car ? Retired. Former CIWL 3566. Built by Naval. Ex RENFE UIC 50 871 88-78 051. 1930
Restaurant Car ? Retired. Former CIWL 3580. Built by EIC Aytré. Ex RENFE UIC 50 71 88-78 053. 1928
Restaurant Car ? Retired. Former CIWL 4067, 4078. Built by Leeds Forge. Ex RENFE UIC 50 71 88-78 052, 054. 1926-1927
Chinese 1st class sleeping carriages[10] 150 2004
Scandia Litra B, ABns 2nd hand carriages[11] 166 Bought from DSB 1998, 2000, 2004, 2005

ReferencesEdit

Sources: from World's Main locomotives and railfaneurope [12] and traction dep. of RAI.[13]

  1. ^ "Links - Institutional Websites", iranrail.net, retrieved 21 June 2016
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n "RAI stock", railfaneurope.net, retrieved 21 June 2016
  3. ^ "Engineering and technical services", AlborzNiroo, retrieved 26 June 2016
  4. ^ "Locomotive Supply", AlborzNiroo, retrieved 26 June 2016
  5. ^ a b c "Comment on RAI U30C at Yazd", John Whittingham, retrieved 26 June 2016
  6. ^ Flickr
  7. ^ HaRakevet: Rothschild PhD, Rabbi Walter (December 2004), Iran: IX New rolling stock orders. Series 17:4 issue 67
  8. ^ Diesel-Hydraulic Multiple Units DH4-1 Paradise for the Iranian-Islamic Republic-Railways RAI, Iran (Siemens Mobility)
  9. ^ Flickr
  10. ^ HaRakevet: Rothschild PhD, Rabbi Walter (September 2004), Iran: IX New rolling stock orders. Series 17:3 issue 66
  11. ^ HaRakevet: Rothschild PhD, Rabbi Walter (December 2004), Iran: IV More second-hand coaches from Denmark. Series 17:4 issue 67
  12. ^ [1]
  13. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-03-19. Retrieved 2010-12-27. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)