Tuesday, May 02, 2017

Angels Flight: Up the Down Railroad

Neatorama: On the morning of December 31, 1901, a new train opened for business in downtown Los Angeles. There were crowds and many speeches about progress, and Mayor Meredith Snyder took one of the first rides. Wealthy women who lived in the Victorian mansions atop Bunker Hill served free punch to the passengers. The new railroad’s official name was the Los Angeles Incline Railway, but a nearby metal archway already contained the words, “Angels Flight,” so that’s what everyone called it.

1 comment:

Cap'n Bob said...

I rode it a number of times when I was in L.A. for a Left Coast Crime. It's fun, but only lasts about a minute.