selection on The Sugar Train is
at two levels. You can sit at the lower level behind tinted glass in
of air conditioning or sit up top under a shade canopy. Down below, you'll
sit in rattan chairs clustered around a table, four
chairs to a table, beside large vaulted windows. On top, it's bench style
seating along both sides of the car.
definitely get more of a feel for St. Kitts out in the open but the train
also shakes, rattles and rolls quite a bit. People susceptible to motion
sickness may find conditions more to their liking at the lower level.
If you sit
on the right side of the car, you'll have the best
oceanside views since the track hugs the coastline most of the way.
Sitting on the
left offers the best view of the sugar cane fields,
the mountains, villages and old estates, everything inland.
places on the entire train are at the front of the first
car, overlooking the engine, or in the last car, which allows you
the full train
it journeys around the island. That's where I sat. Next time, it will
be over the engine.
you sit, everyone hears the live running commentary,
not taped, which makes the experience much more spontaneous and