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Special Ewa September 2, 2013, Labor Day Ewa History Train Ride

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Posted August 26, 2013 by John Bond in Community

Aloha,

On Sept. 2 a special Labor Day Holiday Train Ride will begin at 9:30 AM at the Ewa railway train yard located off of Renton Rd and Roosevelt Avenue near historic Ewa Plantation Villages.

This is an annual Ewa event and features narration of WW-II era, Ewa Plantation and Oahu Railway history along with train ride music. Money raised helps support maintenance and restoration projects of the Hawaiian Railway Society.

Come out and see the very extensive collection of classic diesel and steam locomotives, box cars, tankers, switch engines, etc. Fun and educational – bring your cameras as there are lots of family photo opportunities!

This is a great family event and appeals to all ages- everyone loves to ride this classic, narrow-gauge “clickety-clack” railway back into a previous historic time. Seats are $12 for adults, $8 for children and seniors and kids under two are free.

Leaving from by the old Ewa Village Plantation community of Varona Village at 9:30 AM, this special charter train passes former MCAS Ewa, NAS Barbers Point, Ft. Barrette, Ko Olina, Battery Arizona and goes on out to Electric Beach on the Waianae Coast where dolphins are often seen leaping out of the water in this particular offshore area.

This ride is Monday, Sept. 2 only as a special charter and seats MUST be obtained before then on a LIST RESERVED BASIS by contacting: GM@4Ewa.Org.

More information is available at:

Ewa History Train Ride
www.4ewa.org
http://www.4ewa.org/page2.html


About the Author

John Bond

John Bond is the president of the Kanehili Cultural Hui, a member of the Ewa History Project, and a past researcher for ex-Councilman John Berg. He has worked for the U.S. Navy in the mapping and topography field. Currently he does private research for organizations.


One Comment


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    Jeanne E. Davis

    I am sending a check to pay for four seniors on the Ewa Train Ride November 12th. Please reserve these seats. Jeanne E.Davis





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