After more than 5 years of standstill an Italian railcar from the 1930s now operational and shines in its old glory.
Trainees of industrial mechanics together with their trainer from the German railway company Havelländische Eisenbahn AG spent three weeks on an internship in Asmara to restore an Italian railcar from the 1930s.
After more than 5 years of standstill, this railcar is now operational and shines in its old glory.
This internship was supported by the program ” AusbildungWeltweit” (Training Worldwide), an initiative of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.
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The journey with an Italian railcar from the 1930s is a truly vintage experience on one of Africa’s most scenic railways in Eritrea.
The Eritrean Railway was constructed between 1887 and 1932 in the then Italian colony of Eritrea.
The stretch between Nefasit and Asmara is one of the most remarkable in the world with over 20 tunnels and 65 bridges. It is one of the few railway systems still in existence using equipment like the Ansaldo locomotive from 1938 and the 1930s Italian-built.