Class 26 locomotive near Rassoua, Egypt, 1941.
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Class 26 locomotive number 42 with a passenger train, photographed by Patrick Ransome-Wallis. The train was taking passengers from Port Said to Ismailia. Egypt opened its first railway line in 1856, with the help of Robert Stephenson. Many Egyptian locomotives were built by British, American or French companies, or were based on foreign designs.