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See Some Remnants of the Sugarcane Era in Humacao

Sugarcane used to be the money crop here in Puerto Rico for many years. But most of the growing and processing of sugar came to an end in the middle of the last century. Unfortunately, there is not a lot left to see from that time — most everything has either been demolished, or left to rust away. So, when I saw this little sugar treasure hidden in a housing development, I had to point it out. There is a locomotive, and some rusting metal parts of the sugar processing enclosed inside a fenced area in Humacao. It makes a nice quick stop.

Humacao Sugar Train

Humacao is on the east coast of Puerto Rico. There used to be loads of sugar grown in the area, and even two sugar processing plants in the town. The processing plant Central El Ejemplo used to be located in town, just down the road to the west. I assume this material is from that plant, but I could be wrong. The plant closed in 1961.

In the housing development called “Jardin Central”, at the end of Calle Coloso, you will find a fenced area. You go inside and check out an old locomotive, some sugar boiling bowls, and some parts from the processing plant. I couldn’t find any information on this stuff anywhere, I would be interested in know where it was from and how it got to its current location!

The housing community has a gate house, but it was vacant when we went, and the exit gate was up. So I assume that you can just go in the out gate (as we did).

Humacao Sugar Train

Details

Go during daylight hours.

This is an area with private homes, so be respectful of the neighbors.

This is a quick stop, just long enough to take some photos.

Enter the development “Jardin Central” on Calle Ejemplo, and make the first right onto Calle Coloso. The train is at the end of the road.

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Las calles tienen nombres de centrales azucareras de Puerto Rico. Se puede asumir que esas piezas fueron traidas para ambientar la urbanjzacion, o existian ahi e inspiraron al desarrolador a crear los nombres de las calles. En cuanto a la historia del lugar, se puede investigar en la Oficina de Patrimonio Historico del Instituto de Cultura de PR en Viejo San Juan.

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