Stefan Boness

Asmara, Eritrea

An Italian Ansaldo locomotive from the 1930s outside a workshop. The Asmara-Masswa line is now run mostly by elderly men who have been recalled from retirement to restore and run the vintage steam engines.

The Eritrean railway was constructed during the colonial era between 1887 and 1932. Damaged in WWII, the section between Massawa and Asmara was partially dismantled and was only rebuilt by the Eritrean authorities in the 1990s. The old steam trains are still used on this line, mainly for tourists, using 1930s Italian-built 'Littorina' railcars pulled by Ansaldo Mallet steam locomotives.

Part of story
Object Name
Copyright
Stefan Boness
City
Asmara
Country
Eritrea
Restrictions
Not available for sale in Germany
Max size
High Resolution
5925 x 3950 pixels
50.16 x 33.44 cm (300 dpi)
19.75 x 13.17 inch (300 dpi)
5.1 MB size on disk
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