JHR operates freight and tourist trains in Jordan. Apart from American
(GM) diesel locomotives they still have some operational steam
locomotives that can be hired.
The line runs from the Syrian border to Amman and continues to Maían,
which is part of the former line from Damascus to Mecca. But freight
trains normally only reach Quasir um El-Heeran, with tourist trains
reaching Quatrana. South of here up to the mines at Menzil is only used
for occasional exchanging locomotives.
Freight trains with phosphate ore are transported by the Aquaba Railway
Company (privatized in 1998) over the new railway line (1978) between
the mines at Al-Hassa and harbor city Aquaba. In 2009 2.1 million
tonnes of ore were transported.