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Old August 23rd, 2002, 08:39 AM
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Default St. Kitts sugar cane train

I don't have any details at this point but have heard that, starting October 10th, the sugar cane train on St. Kitts will allow visitors to tour the island by train. I have zero information on what the facilities, cost or conditions will be. I have put out some inquiries and hope to have more info in the near future. This could be an interesting way to see part of St. Kitts from a different angle!

The cane industry was taken over by the government of St. Kitts a number of years ago and has been in a tailspin ever since. The idea of a tour train might be their way to get an infusion of money to prop up the costs of operating the train during cane harvest season, which runs from February to the end of June.

One local person claimed to have heard that it would be a 1/2 Island Tour, running from Needsmust to Brimstone Hill. Another said that it couldn't possibly be ready by October. Sounds like facts aren't too readily available, but will forward what I find out.
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Old August 26th, 2002, 08:33 PM
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From the Fall 2002 edition of the "Caribbean Island Buzz" :

"On our last visit to St. Kitts, we noted that proposed tours aboard the wonderfully dilapidated “cane train” had great potential for the island's cruise ship passengers, particularly since the sugar cane fields are being phased out (see November 2001 Buzz). The narrow gauge railway was built in 1912 to haul harvested cane from the fields to the factory. Today's scenic tour will transport up to 280 visitors along a 30-mile circuit of the island, crossing 23 bridges and exploring the canopy of the rain forest. Although the tour is geared more for cruise ship passengers, we'll be sure to sign up on our next visit. The three-hour trip is priced $89.50 for adults, $44.75 for children, including refreshments."
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Old September 23rd, 2002, 09:09 PM
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Here is the email address for the sugar cane train stkittsscenicrailway.com hope that helps. Also email the Celebrity cruise line about excusions, was told that they are working on it. Jean
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Old September 23rd, 2002, 09:11 PM
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Sorry the address I gave you is the web page not email Jean
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