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Title
Tommy Olmstead, Angels Flight operator
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
Date Created and/or Issued
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 and reopened in 2010. Angels Flight Railway was added to the National Register of Historic Places on October 13, 2000, structure #00001168.
Photograph caption dated May 14, 1969 reads, "Tommy Olmstead has operated Angels Flight for almost eight years."
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w ;17 x 25 cm. on sheet 21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00092182
Herald Examiner Collection
HE box 29
CARL0004992103
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/28307
Subject
Angels Flight (Railway)
Angels Flight (Railway)--Employees
Railroads, Cable--California--Los Angeles
Los Angeles Herald-Examiner photographs
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs

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