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(The Garden Island)   Maybe news: Train collision injures five. Then again, maybe not: Slow-moving tourist trains going around a pineapple plantation in Hawaii. Subby's first thought was "Hawaii has trains?"   (thegardenisland.com) divider line 35
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2013-07-04 05:43:38 AM
Yup, better known for sugar cane plantations tho

farm4.staticflickr.com
 
2013-07-04 07:07:18 AM
Even stranger than trains they are part of the interstate highway system

/think about it...
 
2013-07-04 07:26:45 AM
Hawaii Island used to have trains, but the tsunamis kept wiping out bridges, so the nice gently-curving railroad right-of-way got reused for a nice gently-curving highway, to replace the old twisting-through-rainforest one.  Now there's just a museum (streetview).
 
2013-07-04 08:10:30 AM
Yes they have them. Though the locals, at first, railed against them they relented after the train operators promised they'd make sure that each and every one was tracked.
 
2013-07-04 08:17:37 AM

I_Am_Weasel: Yes they have them. Though the locals, at first, railed against them they relented after the train operators promised they'd make sure that each and every one was tracked.


Woooo, that's completely off the rails.
 
2013-07-04 09:29:47 AM

Kyosuke: I_Am_Weasel: Yes they have them. Though the locals, at first, railed against them they relented after the train operators promised they'd make sure that each and every one was tracked.

Woooo, that's completely off the rails.


I can see a whole line of train puns following this.
 
2013-07-04 09:33:41 AM
Subby's first thought was "Hawaii has trains?"

Well, my first thought of "Is subby a moran?" Has been answered.
 
2013-07-04 09:34:05 AM
I thought the plantation tour was going to be shut down years ago?

I've driven by it and the army base out there. I always thought it was cruel to have a base in the middle of Oahu, minus well be in the middle of Iowa for the lack of scenery. Well that as it is muggy as hell.
 
2013-07-04 09:37:10 AM
Why do people know nothing about geography?

I think most believe that Hawaii is the smallest state.  There are actually 7 states smaller than Hawaii:

Massachusetts
Vermont
New Hampshire
New Jersey
Connecticut
Delaware
Rhode Island
 
2013-07-04 09:38:12 AM
How else do you think they get from island to island?
 
2013-07-04 09:38:52 AM
"Hawaii has trains?"
userserve-ak.last.fm
Try hauling this in a minivan.
 
2013-07-04 09:39:12 AM
Pineapple Express.  Why does that name seem familiar...?
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2013-07-04 09:41:52 AM

Recoil Therapy: Even stranger than trains they are part of the interstate highway system

/think about it...


Are ferries involved?  I kind of wonder, because I have seen Hawaii plates on the roads.  Not sure if they moved to the area or just cheaper than renting a car.  I find it equally surprising to see Alaska plates, for you just know it took over a week to get to MI.

Being actually serious now, do Hawaii colleges have any big rivalries with schools outside of Hawaii?
 
2013-07-04 09:47:09 AM

ggecko: Why do people know nothing about geography?

I think most believe that Hawaii is the smallest state.  There are actually 7 states smaller than Hawaii:

Massachusetts
Vermont
New Hampshire
New Jersey
Connecticut
Delaware
Rhode Island


Who the fark ever said that Hawaii was the smallest state? Nobody thinks that. Everybody knows that Rhode Island is the smallest state. And what the fark does this have to do with the article, anyway?
 
2013-07-04 09:50:58 AM

ggecko: Why do people know nothing about geography?

I think most believe that Hawaii is the smallest state.  There are actually 7 states smaller than Hawaii:

Massachusetts
Vermont
New Hampshire
New Jersey
Connecticut
Delaware
Rhode Island


It makes more sense for six of those states to have trains than Hawaii, since the trains can connect folks with other states.  Also, Hawaii's land mass is divided up onto different islands, it isn't just one mass.  The Big Island's size is between Connecticut's and Delaware's, so not exactly a lot of need for a train.
 
2013-07-04 09:52:06 AM
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!! STOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOP!!

farm6.staticflickr.com
 
2013-07-04 09:53:40 AM

lelio: I thought the plantation tour was going to be shut down years ago?

I've driven by it and the army base out there. I always thought it was cruel to have a base in the middle of Oahu, minus well be in the middle of Iowa for the lack of scenery. Well that as it is muggy as hell.


WTF does that mean? You might as well be posting in Swahili. Bunch of fail in this thread.
 
2013-07-04 10:02:27 AM

lack of warmth: ggecko: Why do people know nothing about geography?

I think most believe that Hawaii is the smallest state.  There are actually 7 states smaller than Hawaii:

Massachusetts
Vermont
New Hampshire
New Jersey
Connecticut
Delaware
Rhode Island

It makes more sense for six of those states to have trains than Hawaii, since the trains can connect folks with other states.  Also, Hawaii's land mass is divided up onto different islands, it isn't just one mass.  The Big Island's size is between Connecticut's and Delaware's, so not exactly a lot of need for a train.


there are all types of trains and purposes for them .

The trains from the article for example would have been a private service line used to move items around the plantation grounds and service buildings, now, obviously being used for site seeing

Hell, the Guinness brewery used to have a narrow gauge railroad operating inside of it

By the particular logic you are proposing, Washington DC has no need for a metro and light rail system if the service does not leave the city itself.
 
2013-07-04 10:05:32 AM

show me: lelio: I thought the plantation tour was going to be shut down years ago?

I've driven by it and the army base out there. I always thought it was cruel to have a base in the middle of Oahu, minus well be in the middle of Iowa for the lack of scenery. Well that as it is muggy as hell.

WTF does that mean? You might as well be posting in Swahili. Bunch of fail in this thread.


I think you mean he minus well be posting in Swahili. Speak English.
 
2013-07-04 10:07:00 AM
White people settled Hawaii before cars were common. Of course they built train tracks to move stuff around.
 
2013-07-04 10:07:31 AM

dbirchall: Hawaii Island used to have trains, but the tsunamis kept wiping out bridges, so the nice gently-curving railroad right-of-way got reused for a nice gently-curving highway, to replace the old twisting-through-rainforest one.  Now there's just a museum (streetview).


Actually, there are two museums
The Hawaiian Railway Society

Laupahoehoe Train Museum
 
2013-07-04 10:44:00 AM
Trains?  Are you kidding me?  Hawaii's even got an Interstate freeway (think about it)!
farm6.staticflickr.com
 
2013-07-04 11:40:28 AM

Cerebral Knievel: lack of warmth: ggecko: Why do people know nothing about geography?

I think most believe that Hawaii is the smallest state.  There are actually 7 states smaller than Hawaii:

Massachusetts
Vermont
New Hampshire
New Jersey
Connecticut
Delaware
Rhode Island

It makes more sense for six of those states to have trains than Hawaii, since the trains can connect folks with other states.  Also, Hawaii's land mass is divided up onto different islands, it isn't just one mass.  The Big Island's size is between Connecticut's and Delaware's, so not exactly a lot of need for a train.

there are all types of trains and purposes for them .

The trains from the article for example would have been a private service line used to move items around the plantation grounds and service buildings, now, obviously being used for site seeing

Hell, the Guinness brewery used to have a narrow gauge railroad operating inside of it

By the particular logic you are proposing, Washington DC has no need for a metro and light rail system if the service does not leave the city itself.


Are you done being way too serious?  I was poking at ggecko's geography argument, not so much of a train argument.

/surprised you didn't bring up the Silver Spoons' train
 
2013-07-04 11:42:43 AM

dbrunker: Trains?  Are you kidding me?  Hawaii's even got an Interstate freeway (think about it)!
[farm6.staticflickr.com image 500x333]


InTRAstate, they shoulda called it.
 
2013-07-04 11:59:01 AM
Knowing about the tourist trains, my first thought was more "Hawaii's got trains  that move fast enough for accidents to occur, let alone anyone getting injured?"

But Honolulu's getting a proper mass transit system (read: one line) which will probably do a better job of giving people something to jump in front of.
 
2013-07-04 12:30:17 PM

Recoil Therapy: Even stranger than trains they are part of the interstate highway system


Yes, they are part of a federally-funded network of multi-lane roads, some of which don't cross state lines even on the mainland. How inexplicably bizarre.
 
2013-07-04 01:11:52 PM
ImpendingCynic:
Yes, they are part of a federally-funded network of multi-lane roads, some of which don't cross state lines even on the mainland. How inexplicably bizarre.

Some may have heard of the I-87 even.
 
2013-07-04 01:23:45 PM

lack of warmth: Cerebral Knievel: lack of warmth: ggecko: Why do people know nothing about geography?

I think most believe that Hawaii is the smallest state.  There are actually 7 states smaller than Hawaii:

Massachusetts
Vermont
New Hampshire
New Jersey
Connecticut
Delaware
Rhode Island

It makes more sense for six of those states to have trains than Hawaii, since the trains can connect folks with other states.  Also, Hawaii's land mass is divided up onto different islands, it isn't just one mass.  The Big Island's size is between Connecticut's and Delaware's, so not exactly a lot of need for a train.

there are all types of trains and purposes for them .

The trains from the article for example would have been a private service line used to move items around the plantation grounds and service buildings, now, obviously being used for site seeing

Hell, the Guinness brewery used to have a narrow gauge railroad operating inside of it

By the particular logic you are proposing, Washington DC has no need for a metro and light rail system if the service does not leave the city itself.

Are you done being way too serious?  I was poking at ggecko's geography argument, not so much of a train argument.

/surprised you didn't bring up the Silver Spoons' train


terribly sorry, I was rather hungover when I wrote that... thought I was helping to pile on..
 
2013-07-04 01:48:21 PM

lack of warmth: Recoil Therapy: Even stranger than trains they are part of the interstate highway system

/think about it...

Are ferries involved?  I kind of wonder, because I have seen Hawaii plates on the roads.  Not sure if they moved to the area or just cheaper than renting a car.  I find it equally surprising to see Alaska plates, for you just know it took over a week to get to MI.

Being actually serious now, do Hawaii colleges have any big rivalries with schools outside of Hawaii?


Sure they do...what sport are you asking about, cause football is...i think, anyway...Nevada. For some reason, girls volleyball is big here and their rival is like UCR.
 
2013-07-04 02:24:20 PM
If it wasn't for trains in Hawaii, we might not have the shaka sign.   \ooo/

(One legend anyway.)
 
2013-07-04 02:31:55 PM

Recoil Therapy: Even stranger than trains they are part of the interstate highway system

/think about it...


dbrunker: Trains?  Are you kidding me?  Hawaii's even got an Interstate freeway (think about it)!
[farm6.staticflickr.com image 500x333]


It's not that strange, guys.  Lots of highways designated Interstates only run within the borders of a single state.

Besides which, the Hawaiian Interstates were created for the same reason that the rest of Eisenhower Interstate System was originally created: to make it easier to move military personnel and supplies from one base to another.  Hawaii has plenty of military bases.
 
2013-07-04 02:33:53 PM
BTW, Alaska and Puerto Rico have Interstate Highways too.
 
2013-07-04 03:46:56 PM

oldfarthenry: "Hawaii has trains?"
[userserve-ak.last.fm image 360x505]
Try hauling this in a minivan.


Wow, had to count the machine heads to make sure it was ukulele and not a regular guitar.
 
2013-07-04 06:54:31 PM
I don't understand all this talk about Hawaii's interstate highways.  If they didn't have them, how would their residents be able to drive to other states?

Obvious.
 
2013-07-04 11:42:56 PM
When I was a kid the Kaufman Pike Drive In Theater had a train.
When we got tired of throwing rocks at cars whizzing past, then running back in the exit, so it cost em like $3 a carload if they really wanted to catch us.
They didn't want to, probably because we could only throw about 10 feet, and it was 40 yards to the road.
Oh, the train.
It was  A wonderful tiny train.
Just big enough for little kids.
The old guy that ran it used to give me swigs out of his flask.
I guess it's because I had a little bottle of Three Roses and a pack of Winstons first time I met him.
I was 5.
Dad put me up to it.
We always went anytime a new Horror Movie came around.
 
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