We made a detour to see this, as it had been mentioned in Michael Connelly books. Loved seeing it. You can't ride on it at the moment, but reopening is planned for Labour Day 2017.
About Angels Flight Railway
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kind of an interesting history - 1901 to 1969 it was working, then down for something like 20 years, then a grand reopening, and now its being refurbished yet again. its interesting to see the rail cars are built at an angle to match the...More
Angel's Flight is a type of conveyance called a "Funicular Railway", meaning a short railway that climbs a steep hill. The ride is short, cheap and well worth the diversion. At the bottom-end you will find the Central Market for good food. At the top...More
Unfortunately the trains were out of commission at the time of my visit. But I still found it interesting just to have seen them. It's an intriguing item to find in a location that is mostly dominated by skyscrapers. Though I did not travel on...More
The goal of this cable car is to transport people from Hill Street and Grand Central Market up the hill to the financial district of Los Angeles. Currently it is not working but it is worth a picture just for keep. Get out of the...More
The railway is still closed but it's an excellent historical venue to check out, if you wise to climb the stairs that are nearby, you will learn to appreciate why it was so helpful in the city.
Historic landmark of Los Angeles. It cost $0.50 cents to go up from the Grand Central Market. After an accident a few years back, the cable cars have not been in operation. You can still gain access to Cal Plaza by walking up a flight...More
CLOSED (except for the long stairway along the side) as of our visit on 8/14/16. Forget your stair-climber, this is a workout. 153 steps... Not only do you get to avoid the loiterers of dubious character that keep you from pausing on each platform on...More
It’s closed so you can no longer ride the funicular but it’s being maintained and may be open again someday. Right now all you can do is take pictures and walk up the (stinky) stairway to the (closed) ticket office. It was still really cool...More