Los Angeles Public Library > Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection > Angels Flight at Clay Street

Image / Angels Flight at Clay Street

Have a question about this item?

Item Information. View source record on contributor's website.

Angels Flight at Clay Street
Alternative Title
Security Pacific National Bank Photo Collection
Date Created and/or Issued
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
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.
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.
A side view of two Angels Flight cable cars shortly after they crossed paths as they travel on the funicular tracks. The track for the rail cars is seen mid-air, from the side along Clay Street, with cement "brackets" holding it up in the air. Several buildings can be seen in the background.
1 photographic print :b&w ;10 x 13 cm.
Photographic prints
Security Pacific National Bank Collection
Transportation-Cable cars-L.A.-Angels Flight
Angels Flight (Railway)
Railroads, Cable--California--Los Angeles
Railroad tracks--California--Los Angeles
Streets--California--Bunker Hill (Los Angeles)
Dwellings--California--Bunker Hill (Los Angeles)
Lost architecture--California--Bunker Hill (Los Angeles)
Clay Street (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Bunker Hill (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Downtown Los Angeles (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Slade, Milton.

Explore related content on Calisphere: