Some photos taken by Dave James at Baghdad Central station on 25/26 September 2011. Interesting to see a Lugansk DEM2800 locomotive, as most recent photos seem to show the DEM2700 class (CNR Dalian type DF10FI).
Iraqi Republic Railways locomotive number DEM2809, a Lugansk-built type TE114I.
DEM2809, with what looks like a Thyssen-Henschel/EMD DEM2500 in the background, behind the vans on the right.
The plinthed steam locomotive.
Some photos of Baghdad central station taken by Pecosbif in April 2010. DEM2733 appears to be painted blue with white stripes, unlike most IRR locos which are green with yellow stripes, as seen on DEM2823.
Иракские железные дороги is a Russian language webpage with some photos of railways in Baghdad, including Chinese and Turkish built diesel locomotives.
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.
© Chris Curtis
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.