• Eritrea railways

  • Discussion about railroad topics everywhere outside of North America.
Discussion about railroad topics everywhere outside of North America.

Moderators: Komachi, David Benton

  by David Benton
 
I am reading a book (towards Asmara by Thomas Keneally ) at the moment , based in Eritrea , north east Africa . It jogged mty memory about the railway been rebuilt there .
a google search turned up this website , amongst others .
Anyone been there , plans to go ??

http://www.internationalsteam.co.uk/tra ... trea06.htm
  by george matthews
 
David Benton wrote:I am reading a book (towards Asmara by Thomas Keneally ) at the moment , based in Eritrea , north east Africa . It jogged my memory about the railway been rebuilt there .
a google search turned up this website , amongst others .
Anyone been there , plans to go ??

http://www.internationalsteam.co.uk/tra ... trea06.htm
The last I heard was that they had got some of the retired workers to train new ones and had put into operation at least one steam locomotive. It seems a good example of self-help.

  by David Benton
 
Yes , i cant remember where i read the article about the rebuilding of the railway , but it seems they are very proud of it . Sounds like an interesting country .

  by wess
 
They have to be admired as a country, with the long war they are currently recovering from with Ethiopia

  by David Benton
 
Yes , they seem to have been forgotten by the rest of the world , and left to fight the war on their own . Hopefully peace prevails , and they can get on with rebuilding the country .