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Africa’s Seven Must Experience Train Journeys

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For railway enthusiasts, travelling on a 1938 Ansaldo Steam Locomotive Train on the Massawa to Asmara railroad is a truly vintage experience

By Samantha Spooner,

THE Massawa – Asamra Train is a truly vintage experience. The Eritrean Railway was constructed between 1887-1932 by Italy for the Italian Eritrea colony and connects the port of Massawa with Bisha, near the Sudanese border. Following decades of war, the railway became damaged and, having rejected international proposals, Eritrea launched a project to rehabilitate the railway system itself in May 1994. Continue reading Africa’s Seven Must Experience Train Journeys

CNN: Eritrea’s Railway – One of the Most Spectacular in the World

Spectacular ….

By CNN — iReport

Railway enthusiast George Hart traveled from the United Kingdom to this Horn of Africa country in March 2009 for one reason: To ride, photograph and film the Eritrea Railway, a 74-mile mountain pass railway constructed between 1887 and 1932.

Passing through wild scenery, 39 tunnels and more than 65 bridges, he says the railway is “one of the most spectacular in the world.”            Continue reading CNN: Eritrea’s Railway – One of the Most Spectacular in the World