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 Mallet 442-54 is briefly serviced and is taking water in the Embtbakala station on its way to Asmara.
The Mallet 442-54 is leaving the Massawa port with a short freight train. Massawa was once the largest and safest port on the east coast of Africa but suffered terrible damage during the independe... (more)
In the warm evening light, a mixed train hauled by the Mallet 440-008 is passing through a former station on its way to Asmara. The station is abandoned since a very long time, but the local peopl... (more)
The smaller Mallet 440-008 is getting prepared in the Asmara station for a new run down the line to Ghinda.
African sunrise near Asmara.
Double traction in action
Railway maintenance in Ghinda
The Mallet 442-54 is shunting in the Massawa port.
The Mallet 442-54 is leaving the Massawa port with a short freight train direction Asmara.
I had been due to fly to Eritrea next week for my fourth trip to the country and its wonderful railway, but sadly the line has been damaged by recent heavy rainfall and the tour has had to be canc... (more)