posted by davek on Sep 30
Today we begin our look at the Hawaiian Railway Society grounds and train ride. It is the only active railroad on the island of Oahu and located in Ewa Beach. We begin with Ewa 1 which is a 1890S Baldwin steam locomotive used on the Ewa Sugar Plantation. It was powered by oil (not coal or wood). Sugar trains were used from the 1870s through World War II. The sugar stalks had to get to the mill within 72 hours of harvest and these trains made that possible and powered the sugar cane industry.