Funicular Railways - More about Los Angeles Angels' Flight
In my earlier topic, "Funicular Railways - Out of Curiosity", a reply stated that Angel's Flight still existed in Los Angeles just off I-5 between San Fenando Valley and West Los Angeles. That did not sound quite right, since I had just a few months or so back looked up info on the web about it. Well, here is a little more info on it.
The railway was relocated, but only a short distance from the original spot. In relocating it, there was extensive modifications made to the original design, although the original cars retained there names: Sinai and Olivet.
There was a fatal accident in 2001 and the railway was closed. Nine years later it was re-opened. From Wikipedia:
Angels Flight reopened to the public for riding on March 15, 2010. The local media covered the event with positive interest. Only a month after re-opening, Angels' Flight had had over 59,000 riders. Today it connects the Historic Core and Broadway Avenue district with the hilltop Bunker Hill California Plaza urban park and the Museum of Contemporary Art - MOCA. The cost of a one-way ride is currently 25 cents.
Here I have an image of one of the original postcards that were passed out in Los Angeles when the Flight was new (very earlier 1900s).
Note: Fare 5 cents, three for 10 cents.
Here is an image of the original Angels' Flight:
Angels Flight; c. 1905, View with the Third Street Tunnel
At the foot of the famous Bunker Hill, downtown Los Angeles.
Much more at:
Coordinates on the map are:
Longitude 34.051319, Latitude -118.250193 (Approx.)
Google Street View:
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