to the Atlantic Coast. From
the open air train station at Needsmust the train cuts directly
across the island and to the rough Atlantic coast. Along the
way you get a good whiff of one of the local piggeries, which can
really clear out your sinuses.
are a few important rules to keep in mind on the Sugar Train.
Passengers always wave first. Everyone on St. Kitts waves
when the Sugar Train passes, and it's become a fast-draw
routine to see who's the fastest--the passengers or the locals.
Hold on to your hat! Sounds obvious but someone always seems
to lean out for a picture and is shocked to discover there's a breeze
that removes their chapeau. On my trip, one gentleman lost his
hat near the first highway crossing and it was delivered to him by
about an hour later
a later crossing.
That had to be a special
service not normally done.
on both levels of the passenger cars continually pipe in music with the commentary. The music is electic, mostly calypso and
country and western.