In a few minutes and one more tunnel to pass, the short freight train will arrive at the Shegereni station. From there, it will continue its climb to Asmara.
The Mallet 442 54 is leaving the Massawa harbour with a short freight train bound for Asmara.
The mixed train coming from Asmara is entering the Arbaroba station. After the tanks have been filled with water, the train will continue its way down the mountain towards Nefasit.
The three Mallet steam locomotives that have hauled all our charter trains during our Eritrean trip are shown on this photo. From the left to the right are: The 442 54, the 442 56 and the smaller ... (more)
The two Mallet's 442 54 and 442 56 are resting in the Asmara shed in the warm evening light. The shed has been built by the Italians in 1911. D.L. stands for Deposito Locomotive.