The legacy of the Italians in Building one of the finest road and railway structures in Eritrea, East Africa is untold. Their feat of engineering in Rail road is demonstrated when they managed to build the railway from a Zero Sea level to an altitude of 2400 meters above . It is quite amazing. They also build, in the 1920’s, the longest cable car in the world in its time, from Massawa stretching for about 70 kilometers all the way up to Asmara. Unfortunately the cable rope has been dismantled in the 1960’s by the Ethiopians.
The Eritrean Railway authority has rehabilitated the 100 year’s old Italian Steam locomotive trains which use coal and the old littorinas, diesel driven rail cars. It is such an exhilarating ride all the way from Asmara to Massawa.