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"Angels Flight Railway" Top 5 Page for this destination Downtown Tip by Dabs

Downtown, Los Angeles: 46 reviews and 103 photos

  Angels Flight Railway
by Dabs

The Angels Flight funicular was nicknamed "the shortest railway in the world" and unfortunately I think you need to add another adjective, non operational.

It opened on December 31, 1901, the two railcars, Olivet and Sinai (named for two mountains in the Bible), carried passengers between the fashionable residential neighborhood on Bunker Hill to the offices and shops below. The fare in 1901 was a penny, it rose to a nickel in 1914 where it stayed until the railway was dismantled and put into storage in 1969.

In 1996, the restoration of the funicular was completed , the fare being raised to a quarter. After a fatal accident in 2001, the funicular was shut down and remains out of operation as of October 2006.

Located at 351 S. Hill Street

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  • Updated Apr 4, 2011
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