• Halema`uma`u Just Before Dawn

    Hawai'i Volcanoes

    National Park Hawai'i

After Dark in the Park Video Archives - July 30 2013

 

The Laupāhoehoe Train Museum (www.thetrainmuseum.com) mission is to emphasize the history of railroads in Hawai'i and to preserve, promote, and protect the community interests of the Hilo-Hāmākua Coast. Many visitors - and residents – are surprised to learn that there were trains in Hawai'i. Hawai'i Consolidated Railway was the only standard gauge train in the islands. Learn the history of the railway, the impact of the 1946 tsunami, and the development of the train museum which started in 1995. Museum treasurer Doug Connors will discuss the history of the railroad on the island of Hawai'i, the sugar plantations, and the development of the Hāmākua Coast.

link to pdf poster (329KB)

 

Did You Know?

Skylight reveals lava flowing to the ocean.

Large volumes of lava move in lava tubes beneath the hardened surface of recent flows. Skylights form when the roof of a lava tube collapses, revealing the molten lava flowing like a river within the tube.