little engine that could--and still does. This
small engine moves the Sugar Train's five passenger cars along
narrow gauge tracks built between 1912 and 1926 to haul sugar
the capital city of Basseterre. The tracks extend for about 30 miles.
cane was the mainstay of St. Kitts'
economy until the 1970s. Tourism has rapidly replaced it as the
main source for foreign revenue. Rolling green sugar cane fields may
of the island landscape, but agriculture accounts for only 3.5 percent
of St. Kitts' gross domestic product.