Leaving Nefasit direction Asmara.
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)
African sunrise near Asmara.
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.
Massawa is a port on the Red Sea and the temperature there is always very high combined with a high humidity. Therefore, the best place to stay is in the hotel room with the air condition or in th... (more)
The 442-54 is an Italian compound Mallet locomotive built by Ansaldo in Genova in 1938.
The Mallet 442-54 hauling a short freight train has left the Nefasit station a few minutes ago. After a 180 degree turn the train is seen on the opposite side of the village on its way to Asmara.
The sun is still shining over Arbaroba but the dark clouds and the storm are coming closer as the Mallet 442-54 leaves the village with a short train to Asmara.
Massawa's port is located on two islands in the Red Sea, linked to the mainland by this combined road/rail causeway.