Chris Curtis served in Iraq with the US infantry, and has sent me this photo of a short IRR train hauled by loco DEM2717 which he took “just south of Baghdad” in 2005.
The 50 locos in the DEM2700 class were built by Dalian Loco in China, and delivered to Iraqi Republic Railways from 2002.
The UK’s Defence Image database has a few pictures of railways in Iraq dated 26/11/03, which can be found if you search for railway. I can’t figure out if the copyright rules let me put them here or not, but try these links
- http://tinyurl.com/2ctvay Members of A Company, 1st Battalion The Royal Scots. On foot patrol in Az-Zubayr south of Basra.
- http://tinyurl.com/2c824p A member of A Company, 1st Battalion The Royal Scots with Iraqi children, on foot patrol in Az-Zubayr south of Basra crosses rail tracks.
- http://tinyurl.com/2efxbb A child sits on a rusting railway carriage [actually a freight wagon] as he watches members of A Company, 1st Battalion The Royal Scots on foot patrol Az-Zubayr south of Basra.