“The old time people used to say that the Barbados Railway was mentioned in the Bible among the creeping things on Earth.” In fact, the railway opened in 1881 from Bridgetown to Carrington, a distance of about 8 miles (13km). It was built to 3ft 6in (1067mm) gauge, using locomotives from British maunfacturers. In 1898 it was regauged to 2ft 6in (762mm). After a period of decline following the First World War, the system finally closed in 1937.
An extensive network of horse drawn trams operated in Bridgetown from 1885 to 1925.
Flag image from CIA World Factbook