Lahaina-Kaanapali and Pacific Narrow Gauge Railroad Sugar Cane Train Maui5 of 5 (1)
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Ride the Lahaina-Kaanapali & Pacific on the Hawaiian Island of Maui behind "Myrtle", a 2-4-0 built in 1943 by Porter. From Trackside and onboard.
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Lahaina-Kaanapali and Pacific Narrow Gauge Railroad Sugar Cane Train Maui
Steamboy (Revere MA US) on 2019-08-13 19:42:21.
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In this very short WB Video program from 1986, it starts with the Pacific Ocean on the island of Maui. As people are trying to surf, with sailboats and palm trees. Lahaina was the capital of Hawaii from 1795 to 1845. One of the ships in the ocean dock has since been transformed into a museum. One of the hotels on the island called the pioneer inn is included from both inside and out. More people are shown walking by storefronts, as well as the once 100 year old tree. Sidewalk art shopping is included as well as the golf course. Right along the golf course is the tourist train led by 2-4-0 number 3 built by porter in 1943 along with engine number 1 the anaka. A Great Britain inspired double decker bus is shown, as number 3 pulls into the station. A look inside the cab is shown as many people from the big island as well as most of Asia, are getting ready to ride the iron rails as it�ll have to leave from the main open air boarding depot with only 5 trains per day. The round trip takes about 15 minutes. With everyone onboard, the Blue painted locomotive makes a back up move. Majority of this ride is from the first coach behind the circular tender. The entire train must be turned on a wye, followed by some pacing. During the pacing sequence, the narrator talks about the manufacturered dates about the locomotives. Next it passes by another crossing. Afterwards it curves into the bridge with the Pacific Ocean in the background as well as from the ground with palm trees in the golf course. More riding footage is included, as the train passes by the kaanapali station where it�ll stop on the return trip as well as filling the engine�s tender with water. Overgrown sugar cane hits the camera crew. Look how close it can reach to the train. Next another ground shot of the train passes by. After turning on the balloon loop track, more passengers board the train for the trip to Lahaina. Leaving the loop, the fireman waves at the camera crew as the train approaches kaanapali for a water stop. With the tender refueled, adjustments are made, and the number 3 departs for the trip back to Lahaina. Car 101 is pioneer mill, car 102 is kalakaua, car 104 is willshyle, and car 103 is duke kahawammu. On the return trip, the train passes by the golf course once again with the hotels in the background. Did you know that the LK&P was operated by the same company who operated the Cumbres & Toltec? The number 3 would have to make a bend at a bridge once again passing over the golf course. From behind the tender, the engine passes by the sugar cane fields, roadways, and arrives back at the station. In the closing credits, a look at he sunset over the ocean is shown. While this was the shortest WB video productions program to be ever made along with Union Pacific�s last steam giants from 1990, it�s still a great experience to take a look at the big island�s only steam powered tourist line. If you ever plan for an expensive getaway from your closest airport all the way to Hawaii, make sure the LK&P is on your bucket list for an unforgettable experience.