Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Aloha to the Hawaiian Railway Society


I found more pictures from the holidays!   I checked off another item from my bucket list - ride the historic Ewa train!  From its website (at this link),

The Hawaiian Railway Society works to save Hawaii's rich railroad history. This educational, non-profit organization was able to get the remaining stretch of track on Oahu (from Ewa to Nanakuli) placed on the State and National Registers of Historic Sites. Today, the Society has restored about 6.5 miles of track and works to restore more.
 

We rode to Nanakuli in an open air passenger car .... 


... and the resident cat welcomed us back to Ewa!


Do you have a historic train in your area?  One randomly selected commenter from this week's blogs wins a book choice from my convention stash.   This giveaway is open to all readers.  Comments are open through Saturday, February 16, 10 pm in Hawaii.  I'll post the winner on Sunday, February 17 at SOS Aloha.

Mahalo,

Kim in Hawaii






13 comments:

  1. We have the Essex railway. They run special train rides all the time. We also have several trolley museums. They are amazing.

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  2. I'm not aware of any historic trains in my area. When I was home for a visit a few years ago, they had a special steam train sitting in the station. I managed to get a few pics of it.

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  3. Nope... unfortunately. BUT our transportation is pretty ancient. :)

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  4. Nope, no trains here that I know of.

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  5. We do have trains in PA. One touristy train travels on Horseshoe Curve up in the hills of the Allegheny mountains.

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  6. The B&O Train Museum is nearby, and historic trains still operate in Pennsylvania.

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  7. I'm guessing we do since we have a Transit Museum here.

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  8. We have a small tourist type train that takes people on short times out in the backcountry in our county. I have not been on it though.

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  9. No, great pics thanks
    KimH

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  10. We do have a railroad museum about 1/2 hour from our us.

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  11. Sadly no. And I haven't even seen one. :(

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  12. The pictures are just great. Unfortunately, we do not have a museum near us as we are both rail fans. We even had a model railroad layout in our basement,we still go to all the model train shows.
    It is a great day to watch all the layouts.

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