The Sugar Cane Train still operates today even after the canefields have been replaced with other agricultural crops. The Lahaiana, Kaanpali & Pacific Railroad's Sugar Cane train continues to transport visitors between Lahaina and Kaanapali along a scenic journey from the Maui of yesteryear.
The Hawaiian Railway Society is an educational, non-profit organization dedicated to saving, restoring and protecting Hawaii's railroading history. It is the only historic railroad on the island of Oahu and the only operating railroad museum in the state.
Scenic train rides follow along a historic stretch of track west of old Ewa and include narrated stories about the history of railroading in Hawaii. Train rides are available year round. Directions.
Travel in open air coaches, as Lahaiana Kaanpali Railroad's steam locomotive chugs along a six-mile stretch of track at a leisurely pace. During your scenic train ride, the Sugar Cane train crosses a 325-foot curved wooden trestle whose elevation yields panoramic views of neighboring islands and the West Maui Mountains. A local-style buffet Dinner Train runs every Thursday evening in which guests are treated to a unique railroad experience. Dinner trains depart from Puukolii Station, pulled by a vintage steam engine. The Lahaina Station has an operating turntable. The 3 foot gauge steam engines No. 1 and No. 3 are both 1943 Porter built 2-4-0s.
Update: The Sugar Cane Train is currently closed and set to reopen in late 2016. Directions.