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Steam

Steam

TCDD, Turkey's national operator, used steam locos in ever decreasing numbers until 1990 but there was still plenty of variety well into the 1980s, from diminutive 0-6-0 tanks to massive 2-10-0s, with most parts of the country having some steam working until fairly close to the end. A wide range of European and American builders were represented, from Alco to Vulcan (Ironworks and Foundry).
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Diesels

Diesels

Turkey started to dieselise in the late 1950s but progress was slow until the 1970s when domestic production of the DE24 Class began. They were notoriously unreliable and it was only with the arrival of 86 GM Class 22s in the late 1980s that steam could finally be replaced. The 2150hp DE22s and 3250hp DE33s, also from GM and introduced in 2004, operate almost all trains on non-electrified lines today.
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Loco Hauled Passenger

Loco Hauled Passenger

Passenger trains were generally infrequent with the principal main lines in many parts of the country having an express and a mixed train daily. Secondary lines were less well provided, sometimes with only a mixed running two or three times a week. There were exceptions, such as Izmir's busy suburbans, which were steam worked into the 1980s. Passenger trains shown here include mixed trains.
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Freight

Freight

Turkey's railways were primarily freight carriers in the last days of steam and still are today. The wagonload traffic that used to predominate has gone, leaving bulk commodities carried in block trains today. Freight trains shown here include mixed trains.
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