Stefan Boness

Massawa, ERITREA

Elderly railway worker oiling the locomotive mechanisms on an old steam train. Construction of the 70km train line between the Eritrean capital and the Red Sea began in the late 19th century, shortly after the country became an Italian colony. With dozens of bridges, tunnels and viaducts, and an elevation of over 2000m, the railroad was a magnificent feat of engineering. But Eritrea's long war of independence left the track, which at times marked the front line, in a state of disrepair. In 2003 the railway was finally reopened.

Object Name
Copyright
Stefan Boness
City
Massawa
Country
ERITREA
Restrictions
Not available for sale in Germany.
Max size
High Resolution
5367 x 3536 pixels
45.44 x 29.94 cm (300 dpi)
17.89 x 11.79 inch (300 dpi)
3.9 MB size on disk
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