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Passenger Train Video Clip - This strange little train is a self-propelled passenger coach called a \"Littorina.\" It was made by the Italian company Fiat, and was powered by a large truck engine. It was best suited for light rail service. This particular coach carried passengers back and forth between Asmara and Massawa, which is a considerable change in elevation of nearly 8,000 feet along 60 miles of winding, narrow gauge track. The Littorina had to negotiate some steep grades and sharp curves to reach its destination. I think the downhill trip took about 4 hours and the uphill trip about 7 hours (there were a few station stops along the way). The GI\'s liked to call this railcar \"La Trina,\" which was a creative and humorous modification of the word \"Latrine.\" /n

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