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)
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)
Water stop at Embatkala. After the severe climb from Ghinda, the locomotive needs some liquid. This is apparently also the case for this local donkey.
The Mallet 440#008 is performing some shunting between the Asmara workshops and the yard.
In the last evening light our mixed train is passing over one of the numerous beautiful viaducts on the line between Baresa and Ghinda.
A women and her three kids have been attracted along the railway line by the steam train storming through her village.