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New Korean-built trainset at Aleppo Date 13/11/08

Photo by Nicolai Meyer nico.unterwegs@googlemail.com



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New Korean-built trainset at Aleppo Date 13/11/08

Photo by Nicolai Meyer nico.unterwegs@googlemail.com



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Chemin de Fer du Hejaz (Syrian Hejaz Railways) – Damascus Depot – Diesel locomotive – 29 June 2004.

Photo by Frédéric Davanture (fdavanture@systra.com)



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Chemin de Fer Syrien (Syrian Railways) – Alep station – Diesel locomotive – 13 January 2004.

Photo by Frédéric Davanture (fdavanture@systra.com)



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Chemin de Fer Syrien (Syrian Railways) – Alep depot – Diesel locomotive Alstom CC LDE 3200 – 1 July 2004.

Photo by Frédéric Davanture (fdavanture@systra.com)



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CFS LDE 1800 n° 305. Cadem, 1999.

Photo Richard A. Bowen (Richard.Bowen@t-online.de)



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New 3200 hp diesel electric Co'Co' locomotive for Syrian Railways (CFS) by Alstom. It has IGBT invertors asynchronous traction motors, and computer controls. The diesel engine is manufactured by Ruston. Similar locomotives were also ordered by Iranian Railways (IRR). Belfort, 30/07/2000

Photo : Romain Viellard (ceferist@hotmail.com)



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New 3200 hp diesel electric Co'Co' locomotive for Syrian Railways (CFS) by Alstom. It has IGBT invertors asynchronous traction motors, and computer controls. The diesel engine is manufactured by Ruston. Similar locomotives were also ordered by Iranian Railways (IRR). Belfort, 30/07/2000

Photo : Romain Viellard (ceferist@hotmail.com)



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Syria 24.9.2008: An absolute gem – even though it is not steam! Discovered beside Dera’a engine shed was this wooden-bodied, De Dion-Bouton petrol railcar No.ACM3, built in 1930 and now the sole survivor of three provided to the Hedjaz Railway. The mode of operation was through geared drive to the single axle at the rear, with the front of the railcar being supported by a 4-wheel bogie. The vehicle was single-ended (and normally coupled to a wooden, 4-wheel trailer – see later picture taken in Cadem Works, carriage shop), so an extraordinary device was used to turn the railcar. Just visible below the car’s underframe (beneath the Syrian Railways’ winged wheel logo), is a retractable turntable. Upon reaching line’s end the turntable was lowered, so jacking-up the railcar, which was then swivelled on the turntable until facing in the opposite direction, whereupon the turntable was retracted! A truly wonderful anachronism, but sadly ACM3 is seemingly being left without protection from either the elements, or from passers-by, wishing to find themselves a secluded place – for a number of reasons that cannot be mentioned! All very sad that such a treasure should be so treated. Roger Griffiths; roger.griffiths@hotmail.com


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Syria 27.9.2008: The delightfully ramshackle rear yard at Cadem Works was home to all five Hedjaz Railway, 1977-built, Romanian, 1500hp Co-Co diesel-electrics, of which No.300 is visible. Also seen are several Ganz-Mavag railcars, 2-8-2 No.260 (Hartmann 3039/1918) minus tender (attached to working sister locomotive No.262), and numerous items of rolling stock, in varying states of decrepitude. Roger Griffiths; roger.griffiths@hotmail.com


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