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Angel's Flight railway sold for $35,000
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Valley Times Photo Collection
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Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation and Photo Friends
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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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 July 21, 1962 reads "The Angel's Flight Railway, a Los Angeles landmark for nearly 50 years, has been authorized by the State Public Utilities Commission to discontinue operation on or before Dec. 1. The Community Redevelopment Agency of the City of Los Angeles has agreed to purchase the landmark for $35,000. It is expected the railway will be moved to Griffith Park's Travel Town or to the Hollywood Bowl, to make way for development of Bunker Hill. The line, on 315 feet long, has shuttled 100 million passengers up the steep incline along Third St. between Hill and Olive Sts. for a nickel a ride."
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
Angels Flight (Railway)
Railroads, Cable--California--Los Angeles
Dwellings--California--Bunker Hill (Los Angeles)
Apartment hotels--California--Bunker Hill (Los Angeles)
Los architecture--California--Bunker Hill (Los Angeles)
Bunker Hill (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Downtown Los Angeles (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Valley Times Collection photographs

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