Talk:Islamic Republic of Iran Railways

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Break of Gauge[edit]

Iran has the same gauge as some of its neighbours but a different gauge as others.

However, rail gauge is not the only compatibility issue.

Iran uses, IIRC, air brakes, and buffer-and-chain couplers have, IIRC, been replaced by automatic Janney couplers.

The former Soviet lines use a different coupler, and IIRC, air brakes.

Pakistan still uses buffer and chain, but the spacing of the buffers is wider than that originally used by Iran. Pakistan, IIRC, uses vacuum brakes.

As you can see, it gets complicated, and it is also difficult to be certain that your facts are straight.

Tabletop 09:47, 9 February 2006 (UTC)

You are right. I assume that when we talk about break-of-gauge, such compatibility issues are common. You way want to make this point in the break-of-gauge article as a general issue. Ekem 16:23, 9 February 2006 (UTC)

Missing lines[edit]

I notice that user:69.116.236.229 who started this article by using among other materials the russian source http://www.css-rzd.ru/zdm/03-2003/03901.htm ommitted a line, probably because he could not identify the location Bad (=Badrud). Bad - Meibod is missing now. When I finish the table in de:wiki I come back for that. Kipala (talk) 17:55, 23 January 2012 (UTC)

Diesel is a strategic industry[edit]

If I knew what the following was supposed to mean

Diesel is a strategic industry, and by using this heavy oil as a fuel instead of gas for locomotives, the Islamic Republic of Iran has joined the 12 world countries which manufacture this type of engine.

I'd rewrite it as meaningful English, but I can't make head or tail of it. Diesel? Gas? Diesel traction is the commonest rail power source in the world, and almost no locomotives use gasoline. Can anybody clarify this? --Ef80 (talk) 19:44, 22 February 2012 (UTC)

New map?[edit]

Any chance of a more up to date map? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jzlcdh (talkcontribs) 19:55, 19 February 2014 (UTC)

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