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In the very early days, Ewa Plantation was the key to the survival of Oahu Railway. After a rough start financially for both enterprises, Ewa eventually became the most successful sugar operation in the Islands, and Oahu Railway...

Oahu Railway has long been credited as the only narrow gauge line with Automatic Block Signals. This enabled them to safely run up to eighty long pineapple freight trains a day—plus regularly scheduled passenger and ...

The branch from Waipahu to the pineapple fields near Wahiawa was built at the request of pineapple king James Dole. Unlike the mainline, it traversed rough land and gulches, and needed large trestles and switchbacks to ...

An unusual photo. This was originally taken--in black-and-white--in the 1890s near Moanalua Valley. In the 1930s, Oahu Railway had it hand-tinted (and painted in the man who was not in the original) for an advertisement in ...

There was lots of action in OR&L's railyard at night. Pineapples from the Outer Islands may have been ferried to the canneries, and cattle from the ranches transported from the docks to the meat packing plant. Locomotives were prepared for the next morning's ...

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