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Title
Train tracks for Angels Flight
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
Creator
Messinger, Joe
Date Created and/or Issued
1968
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
Images available for reproduction and use. Please see the Ordering & Use page at http://tessa.lapl.org/OrderingUse.html for additional information.
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 and reopened in 2010. Angels Flight Railway was added to the National Register of Historic Places on October 13, 2000, structure #00001168.
A view strait up the tracks from the bottom. Tracks can be seen even through the arch at the bottom of the hill. Two cars are traveling on the track. Image dated November 8, 1968. Was reused in the newspaper on January 17, 1989.
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 21 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00008589
Herald Examiner Collection
HE box 29; HE-000-071 4x5
CARL0000010153
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/8157
Subject
Angels Flight (Railway)
Railroads, Cable--California--Los Angeles
Los Angeles Herald-Examiner photographs
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs

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