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Around the turn-of-the-century, when sugar was King, the railroad
was the chief means of transportation along the Hamakua Coast. The
Hilo to Hamakua railroad line, one of the most expensive lines to
build in its time, was largely destroyed by the Tsunami of 1946.
This quaint little museum is a great spot to learn about the history
of this region and it is located in the former plantation managers
house and highlights historic artifacts that recall the Railroad
era and a running, refurbished plantation era train.