A local passenger train is leaving the Arbaroba station in the afternoon mist.
The local population is waiting for the steam locomotive to be serviced before boarding the train destination 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)
In the warm evening light, a mixed train hauled by the Mallet 440-008 is passing through a former station on its way to Asmara. The station is abandoned since a very long time, but the local peopl... (more)
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)
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.
In the last evening light our mixed train is passing over one of the numerous beautiful viaducts on the line between Baresa and Ghinda.
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 signalman flags the train through the loop at Damas.
This picture of the 442 54 crossing this beautiful viaduct near Asmara was the last sunshine shot of the day. A few minutes later the fog arrived and all the cameras returned to their bag for the ... (more)