The Railroads of St Croix

Yes, railroads.

The presence of narrow gauge rail flatbed cars at Estate La Grange in West End has been reported. Additionally, photographic evidence showcases the utilization of rail during the steam era, alongside ox-drawn carts, to transport sugarcane from the fields to the mill for crushing.

The postcard in question is attributed to Bethlehem, likely Bethlehem Old Works, situated at the current location of the National Guard station. The mention of St. Croix, D.W.I. on the postcard indicates that the photograph was captured before 1917.

Further information from other sources suggests that the rail system was eventually sold to Mexico.

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