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Title
Angels Flight demolition
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
Date Created and/or Issued
Circa 1969
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
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Description
Title supplied by cataloger.
Angels flight operated from 1901 until it was closed in 1969 when its location was redeveloped. The railway was relocated and reassembled at California Plaza in March of 1995, and closed again on February of 2001 after a serious accident resulted in the death of a passenger, and the injuries of seven others. The accident occurred when the ascending Sinai cable car suddenly reversed direction and uncontrollably accelerated downhill and struck the Olivet cable car near the lower terminus. The second funicular still exists but does not operate. Angels Flight Railway was added to the National Register of Historic Places on October 13, 2000, structure #00001168.
An Angels Flight sign and other debris captured during the demolition of the funicular in 1969.
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00077824
Herald Examiner Collection
HE box 29; HE-000-180 4x5
CARL0000078719
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/24428
Subject
Angels Flight (Railway)
Railroads, Cable--California--Los Angeles
Signs and signboards--California--Los Angeles
Bunker Hill (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Los Angeles Herald-Examiner photographs
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs

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