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Eritrean Railway & Ropeway


Under When, there will be slides where the time is an important factor. These items will be on a timeline and will include a narrative of a trip to Massawa, the pictures of building the line, rebuilding the line and the rolling stock in different era.

Larry Bucher has posted a bit of Asmara area trivia which includes some history of the Eritrean Railway and Ropeway.

I have put together a list of dates important to the Railway and Ropeway.  There are other dates which are important to Eritrea which I left off.

Building of the Line

Photograph from The Eritrea Multimedia Exibit

Operating the Line

Photograph courtesy of Jerry Pry

Rebuilding the Line

Photograph from Eritrea. Land of hope and promise
by Patrick Horton



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