TRAIN GRAVEYARD

The Leghar compound that used to house the offices of the Ethio-Djibouti Railway company has now turned into a graveyard for old locomotives.


TRAIN GRAVEYARD

The Leghar compound that used to house the offices of the Ethio-Djibouti Railway company has now turned into a graveyard for old locomotives. The site has been handed over to the Eagle Hills Development Project that is expected to turn the area into high-end apartments and shopping complexes. One can only hope there is a plan to collect these neglected locomotives and preserve some corner of the historical site as a museum.


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