The Oahu Railway & Land Company (OR&L) had a profound impact on the history of the Hawaiian Islands. The OR&L was arguably the most sophisticated narrow-gauge railroad in the United States or her territories. It boasted a double-track mainline and automatic block signals. During the 1920’s it offered 18 passenger trains departures a day and an equal number of arrivals. Its ability to handle 70 trains a day during pineapple harvest season allowed the movement of perishable fruit to the canneries of Dole, Del Monte and Libby. During wartime it moved immense amounts of military supplies and manpower. It transported students to school, vegetables to market and soldiers and sailors to the honky-tonks and tattoo parlors on Hotel Street. And its large fleet of locomotives and thousands of railroad cars of all kinds dwarfed most narrow-gauge railroads.