On the way to my favorite beach I often hear, Toot Toot.
I always wonder where it is coming from. My mom finally took me to visit the main station,
Lahaina, Kaanapali and Pacific Railroad (LKPRR)
There’s a history behind this train. It is located in the town of Lahaina, which used to have a sugar plantation. Rails where used by workers which connect the sugar plantations to the mills but soon it was replaced by trucks. When the sugar cane plantation shut down, the LKPRR was created in 1969 by A.W. “Mac” McKelvy.
LKPRR was developed in order to illustrate Lahaina’s Sugar Cane Plantation history.
The photo below is the actually train currently used.
The train ride is about 6 miles, which follows the historical way when workers haul sugar cane from the plantation fields in Kāʻanapali to the Pioneer Mill in Lahaina.
The train ride is about 40 minutes.
All aboard … but we did not ride the train. Why?
It’s a bit pricey, a common complain we hear at the station.
But no worries, we figured out the path of the train and there’s nothing scenic about it.
Even though we heard many complaints among the visitors, many rode the train. Wh0? mostly fathers and their sons (who love trains). The steam engine and toot toot sounds surely are enticing to ride the LKPRR train.
If you visit Maui and traveling with your kids
who enjoy trains LKPRR is an activity to do with them.
Hope you enjoyed another edition of Sugar’s Golden Tours, Lahaina, Maui, HI
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