Lahaina, Kaanapali and Pacific Railroad

Lahaina, Kaanapali and Pacific Railroad

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Lahaina, Kaanapali and Pacific Railroad is a steam-powered heritage railroad in L hain, Hawaii. The LKPRR operates the Sugar Cane Train, a 6-mile, 40-minute trip in open-air coaches pulled by vintage steam locomotives. The tracks connect Lahaina with Puukolii, stopping briefly at Kaanapali. A narrator points outs sites of interest during the trip, which crosses a 325-foot curved wooden trestle whose elevation yields panoramic views of neighboring islands and the West Maui Mountains. The line follows a 6-mile stretch of historic right-of-way originally constructed to haul sugar cane from the sugar plantation fields in K anapali to the Pioneer Mill in Lahaina. At one time, the island had over 200 miles of rails connecting the sugar plantations to the mills. Trucks, however, largely replaced the railroads by the middle 20th Century. In 1969, A.W. "Mac" McKelvy and the Makai Corporation created the railroad in order to illustrate this part of Hawaii's past.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 164 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 10mm | 249g
  • DIC Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135750410
  • 9786135750416