Monday, May 21, 2018

Dole plantation train, Oahu, Hawaii

This is a diesel powered loco for the 2-mile long circuit of the Dole plantation, but intended to look like a steamer. "The Lady Liberty arrived in the islands in 2003 and was designed as a replica of a Mason Bogey 0-4-4T, originally manufactured by Mason Machine Works in Taunton, Massachusetts in 1883. This particular model was popular in the early 1900’s due to its ability to run on 3′ gauge tracks [the Dole line is 2' gauge] on hills and over sharp curves. They were used all over the United States in mining, logging and short-line passenger service." (Geoff Churchman pic)

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