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Part 2 of the series from my Eritrea trip in October 2018.
Featuring mallet steamers 440.008 (Ansaldo 1915), 442.54 and 442.55 (Ansaldo 1938) on the Nefasit - Arbaroba section of the Massawa - Asmara railway and life around Arbaroba station. The name of the station Arbaroba constructed at a daring spot refers to tough times. In Tigrinya, "Arbi" means Friday and "Rebu-ah" Wednesday - both fasting days of the Coptic church, together called "Arbaroba".

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