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THE AMAZING STORY OF A RAILWAY
BEING REBUILT AS AN ACT
OF NATIONAL PRIDE.

Out of Retirement
Africa's most scenic railway is brought back to life after 30 years of devastating war. Vintage Italian narrow gauge locomotives, single- and double-headed, storm the 1 in 28 gradients of the Rift Escarpment to a height of 7,000ft in this beautiful but forgotten corner of N.E. Africa.

Also featured is the classic 1930s Littorina railcar. Meet the retired railwaymen in their 70s and 80s who have come back to work to make this miracle possible. Pattern maker Negash is 94! Plus exclusive access to the heroic reconstruction efforts in the mountains where the Army had to clear minefields and reclaim rails that had been torn up to make bunkers. This programme captures to perfection the unforgettable experience of a journey over the rebuilt line, joining the loco crew as they steam across spectacular viaducts through the breathtaking scenery of the Horn Of Africa.

Duration: 60 minutes approx