Ethiopia-Djibouti Rail Yard

Museum in Dire Dawa

Rail fans can clamber through what remains of the once-great Imperial Railway Company of Ethiopia. Ask for Kadra Ali – she can get by in English and will happily take you around the rail yard (tip expected). You'll see plenty of rusty carcasses of disused engines, the still-operational roundhouse and Haile Selassie’s private carriage.