The 0-4-0+0-4-0T Mallet steam locomotive #440.008 is pulling a mixed freight and passenger train on the steep line between Sheregeni and Asmara, the capital city of Eritrea.
Shunting in the mountain station of Arbaroba.
The 0-4-0+0-4-0T compound Mallet steam locomotive #442.56 (built by Ansaldo in Genova in 1938) is making the climb to Asmara with a mixed freight train. The Eritrean railway is one of the most spe... (more)
The 0-4-0+0-4-0T Mallet steam locomotive #440.008 is seen with a mixed freight and passenger train at the "Devil's Gate" near Sheregeni in Eritrea. This scenic narrow gauge railroad betw... (more)
Watering the locomotive, Eritrean style ! Only a few meters pipe are missing.
Recycling in Eritrea.Almost everything is recycled in this country. This old third class passenger car became the home of a family in the suburbs of the country capital Asmara. It is still wearing... (more)
After a hard day out on the line the two Mallets are resting in the warm evening sun in the Asmara shed.
The little steamer 0-4-0T 202 002 has been built in Italy by Breda in 1927. It is still occasionally used for shunting operations in the Asmara yard.