Portrait of the Italian built Mallet 442-56 and at the Nefasit station.
A mixed train double headed by the two Italian Mallet 442-56 and 442-54 is awaiting departure at the Nefasit station.
Leaving Nefasit direction Asmara.
No stress ! If we do not leave today, we will leave tomorrow. Railroading in Eritrea.
The crew is waiting for the departure in Nesafit. Train schedule and time is not a big issue in Africa and especially in Eritrea.
The crew of the Mallet is taking a well deserved break at the Nefasit station. They had a hard work to bring our train up here from Ghinda. On the platform, a few sheep are looking for their eveni... (more)
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This is the classical shot from Nefasit. The steam train is leaving the station with the local mosque in the background.
The Mallet 442 54 performs a volcanic departure from Nefasit with a freight train to Asmara. The mosque of the village can be seen in the background.
The 442-54 is an Italian compound Mallet locomotive built by Ansaldo in Genova in 1938.
The Mallet 442-54 hauling a short freight train has left the Nefasit station a few minutes ago. After a 180 degree turn the train is seen on the opposite side of the village on its way to Asmara.
The Fiat Littorina railcar has just left the Nefasit station and is now starting the steep climb to its final destination Asmara.
The difference in size between the large and small Mallet tanks is evident as they storm round a curve on the climb out of Nefasit, which forms the backdrop to this picture.