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Children ride Angels Flight
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
Steiner, Bob
Date Created and/or Issued
[ca. 1968]
Contributing Institution
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.
Children are seated in the rear of one Angels Flight car and wave at the other car as they pass. Subsequent image caption dated May 14, 1989 reads," These children are part of the more than 100 million passengers carried by Angels Flight in its 68 years of operation."
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 21 cm.
Photographic prints
Herald Examiner Collection
HE box 29; HE-000-093 4x5
Angels Flight (Railway)
Railroads, Cable--California--Los Angeles
Los Angeles Herald-Examiner photographs
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs

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