National Geographic : 1943 Aug
International News To Aid Russia, Britain Shipped These Locomotives to Ahwaz-Its Repair Shops Will KeepThem Rolling with War Cargo The Trans-Iranian Railway was known as the Shah's folly because he planned it, without regard to economic factors, toby-pass foreign rail terminals. Now ithas become, ironically, a vital cog in Russia's southern life line. Oil provides its power-note the tank cars. These Britishcoal burners, unlike furnaces inmany American homes, have since been converted from coal to oil.