All aboard for two miles of pineapple fun! This fully narrated, twenty-minute train tour is an experience for the whole family. You’ll learn the story of pineapple in Hawai‘i, hear how James Drummond Dole founded his world-famous agricultural empire where Dole Plantation stands today, and travel through the stunning scenery of the island’s famous North Shore.


Once the lifeline of Hawai‘i agricultural industries, Hawaii’s railroads today carry more people than pineapples. In two miles and twenty minutes, our custom-constructed, vintage-style engine will whisk you across more than a century of the island’s agricultural history, from the days when pineapple ruled the plantation to today’s rich diversity of farming enterprises, from mangoes to coffee to cacao beans.
Along the way, you'll learn about the history of the world’s most beloved tropical fruit and hear the story of James Drummond Dole, Hawaii’s pineapple pioneer. Your journey will take you through a working plantation of pineapple and other crops, often featuring fields in all stages of growth, from planting to harvest. You'll also experience some of the scenic panoramas of Oahu’s renowned North Shore from a perspective few Hawai‘i visitors ever get to experience.
Here's a brief description of our two vintage-style trains:
The Pineapple Express train was originally built in England by Severn Lamb. It is driven via diesel motor and hydraulic pump, very similar to a bulldozer. The engine and train is modeled after an 1870 design 4-4-0 with tender. It has four passenger cars.

The Lady Liberty train arrived in the islands in 2003 and was designed as a replica of a Mason Bogey 0-4-4T, originally manufactured by Mason Machine Works in Taunton, Massachusetts in 1883. This particular model was popular in the early 1900’s due to its ability to run on 3' gauge tracks on hills and over sharp curves. They were used all over the United States in mining, logging and short-line passenger service.

Tickets can be purchased directly at our ticket booth at Dole Plantation.
Hours: 9:30am to 5:00pm daily (closed on Christmas day).

Adults $9.50 
Children (4-12) $7.50
Kama'aina/Military - $8.75
Children under 4 are free when accompanied by an adult.
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