Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Sugar Cane Train, West Maui, Hawai, U.S.A.

Officially named the the Lahaina-Kaanapali and Pacific Railroad or LK&P, the Sugar Cane Train is an authentic reproduction of a sugar cane train that once ran through the sugar cane fields of West Maui from 1890 until around 1950. The train consists of locomotives which are authentic artifacts of Hawaii's railroad history. The coaches are replicas of the Kalakaua coaches that ran on the Hawaiian Railroad in the 1880's.

The Sugar Cane Train runs along a six mile stretch of narrow gauge track from Lahaina, past the resort area of Kaanapali to its end at Puukolii. Along the way the train passes through the former sugar cane fields, now being planted with other crops.

Here you can see the train crossing the 415 foot-long wooden trestle, the elevation of which allows great views of the surrounding Maui Mountains and the islands of Lana'i and Moloka'

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