Iran unveils 1st home-made diesel locomotive
First Vice-President Mohammad-Reza Rahimi unveiled Tuesday the first home-made locomotive with diesel engine, reported IRNA.
After unveiling that, Rahimi was briefed on the potentialities of this national achievement gained by Iranain experts.
This diesel locomotive has been installed at the cost of 77 billion rials and it is about 3,710 kilos in weight.
Its engine power is rated at 1,000 kW per minute.
Diesel is a strategic industry, and by using this heavy oil as a fuel instead of gas for locomotives, the Islamic Republic of Iran has joined the 12 world countries which manufacture this type of engine.