0-4-4-0T Mallet 442.59 rounds the ledge at Devil's Gate, the classic spot in Eritrea, with a short goods train.
Down on the coast it's the rainy season - warm and wet - but above the clouds in the mountains near Asmara it's cool and dry. In these perfect conditions for steam loco photography, a charter frei... (more)
Littorina Fiat n 2 1936
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.
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.