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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. View of Angels Flight tracks and cable cars, as seen from across Hill Street. Two pedestrians wait to cross the intersection, a newspaper vendor stands next to his kiosk, a man appears to be boarding a cable car, and two others chat next to the arch. The 3rd Street tunnel is barely visible on the extreme right, and the hill itself has been cleared of buildings as part of the re-development of Bunker Hill. Photograph dated June 9, 1965.
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 21 cm. Photographic prints
Angels Flight (Railway) Railroads, Cable--California--Los Angeles Newspaper vendors--California--Los Angeles Pedestrians--California--Los Angeles Dwellings--California--Los Angeles Lost architecture--California--Los Angeles Third Street (Los Angeles, Calif.) Third Street Tunnel (Los Angeles, Calif.) Bunker Hill (Los Angeles, Calif.) Los Angeles Herald-Examiner photographs Herald-Examiner Collection photographs