Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Speaking of funiculars...

Angels Flight Railway
Originally uploaded by Umpqua.

Above: Angels Flight then.
From the photo description:

"Angels Flight, originally known as the "Los Angeles Incline Railway," was built in 1901 by Col. J.W. Eddy to connect the original Downtown shopping district below with the posh residential district of Bunker Hill, with its Victorian frame houses. Then located at the corner of 3rd and Hill streets, Angels Flight was known (and is still known) as "The World's Shortest Railway," with its two counterbalanced passenger cars, Sinai and Olivet ascending up and and descending down the hill for all Angelenos, all for a nickel."

Here: Angels Flight now.