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.
The local lads break off from their hillside games to watch a storming climb out of Nefasit by two Mallet tanks. The train has just come round a large horseshoe curve, the other side of which can ... (more)
A photographic charter headed by Mallet tanks 442.54 and 440.008 gets underway from Nefasit, passing the mosque at the entrance to the horseshoe curve that will bring it back in front of the camer... (more)
Seen from the trackside higher up the mountain, the town of Nefasit is dwarfed by its spectacular surroundings. A photographic charter headed by Mallet tanks 442.54 and 440.008 is leaving the stat... (more)
Brightly dressed locals pause to watch a pair of Mallet tanks getting their train underway past the mosque at Nefasit. With this section of line seeing only occasional excursion traffic, the sight... (more)
Washday in Nefasit. With her washing already done and hanging on the line, the busy lady in the colourful dress has just finished washing her daughter's hair in the open air, and is returning the ... (more)
In typically rugged mountain scenery, Mallet 442.54 climbs between Embatkalla and Nefasit.
Climbing ever higher into the mountains, the Mallet tank crosses a gorge on another rebuilt viaduct, with the road bridge visible through the arches.
Mallet tank 442.54 approaches the crossing over the main road above Embatkalla. Road improvements have put the road on this new alignment - the old road went under the bridge which can be seen to ... (more)
Against a dramatic mountain backdrop, Mallet tank 442.54 approaches Embatkalla station. The loco. was a replacement for 442.59, which had failed the previous day.
Steam locos and camels both need water; there is precious little of it in Eritrea--the camels get to drink from this unusual stream though the loco got its thirst quenched from a tanker truck.