The Passenger Cars

Kalakaua Railroad Car


The passenger cars used on the Kauai Plantation Railway have been inspired by similar cars from Hawaii’s railroad history that were built during the era of King Kalakaua [right].



Designed both for traditional style and visibility, each 36 seat coach [below] will provide comfortable enclosed accommodations for the 30 minute ride.

Coach InteriorCoach Exterior

An open-sided covered excursion car, similar to the ones that ran along the coast line before World War II as part of the Oahu Railway, will offer those enjoying the open air another option for viewing the plantation.

Picnic Car LeftPicnic Car Right

Each of these replica passenger cars were specially handcrafted to order in the Phillipines and are mounted upon the frames and running gear of flat cars originally built for service on the Oahu Railway in the 1940’s.

Car constructionCar Construction

In 1962 they made their way to Alaska and the famed White Pass & Yukon Railway, where they served until the late 1980’s. Back in Hawaii they were rebuilt and received custom built superstructures.

Once again rolling the rails in Hawaii, these well-traveled flat cars will soon accommodate passengers instead of loads of freight.

All cars Left

All Cars Right