Any excuse to go to Hawaii is good enough. For train fans, taking the island’s only railway is a unique and historical experience.
The trains were originally used for the sugar plantations, taking the sugar to the boats for transport. There were originally seven private companies on four of the islands. Now there is only a band of Haiwaiian railway volunteers maintaining the railroad on Ohau island.
They have three desiel engines and several different cars, and trips run throughout the week around the year. The journey is 90 minutes long and fully guided.
If you’re going to Hawaii then finding something a little exotic and special is almost a prerequisite for this delightful island.