Mallets are always interesting steam locomotives to watch, and these are truly a rare bunch: Italian built 0-4-4-0 mallet tank engines at work in scenic Eritrea. From the Red Sea port of Massawa across the deserts and up though the mountains, over the bridges and through the tunnels to Arbaroba and the capital of Eritrea, Asmara. Along the way we’ll see the people, camels and of course the kids of this former Italian colony. In fact, the railway was built by the Italians. You’ll see freight trains, passenger trains and double headers – and a cab ride.