GUEST Barbados Guide April-June 2019

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GUEST Barbados Guide is a directory of establishments which the editors of the magazine recommend, and which include regular advertisers. Our new quarterly magazine aims to keep visitors informed of what's on in Barbados.

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Features

Little engine that made history

Barbados closed its railway system in 1937, over 80 years ago, but it remains in the

public mind through stories passed down the generations. As the first train in operation

since then, the new steam train is not only making its patrons happy, but making

history as well.

All Aboard!

St. Nicholas Abbey’s new

Heritage Railway offers train

rides for the whole family

St. Nicholas Abbey

Heritage Railway is a

brand new and innovative

family attraction

at St. Nicholas Abbey

Great House Plantation and

Distillery.

A steam locomotive

journey through the plantation

fields and mahogany

woods takes you to a ridge

on the estate, providing an

expansive highland view of

the east coast of the island

from Cherry Tree Hill.

The original idea - which

came from a visitor - was

to have a railway from The

Abbey (the great house)

to Cherry Tree Hill via the

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beautiful mahogany avenue.

However, in January

2017 when the planning of

the railway began, it quickly

becames apparent that the

gradient was too steep, as

it was found to be a 22-metre

change in elevation.

This turned out to be a

blessing for passengers,

because the railway has

to meander its way to the

top of the hill and in so

doing create a real jour-

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