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Date: 08/03/19 10:28
From Devil to Angel
Author: erielackawanna

Until I was looking through my pics and videos of the last few days, I hadn't realized that I had shot at Sputyen Duyvil (spite the Devil) and Angel's Flight within days of each other.

Angels Flight in Downtown LA calls itself the World's Shortest Railroad. Rode it earlier this week while playing Uber for my kid and waiting for her during her meeting.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/03/19 10:40 by erielackawanna.

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Date: 08/03/19 13:29
Re: From Devil to Angel
Author: boejoe

Nice.  Don't know if this is called an "inclined railway" or "funicular".  Horseshoe Curve PA has a similar operation - and shorter than this.



Date: 08/03/19 13:51
Re: From Devil to Angel
Author: erielackawanna

boejoe Wrote:
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> Nice.  Don't know if this is called an "inclined
> railway" or "funicular".  Horseshoe Curve PA has
> a similar operation - and shorter than this.

That's less than 40 years old. Angels Flight was first build decades earlier when it took on that slogan.



Date: 08/03/19 15:53
Re: From Devil to Angel
Author: MojaveBill

Nice ride that has had its problems...

Bill Deaver
Mojave, CA



Date: 08/03/19 16:41
Re: From Devil to Angel
Author: PHall

erielackawanna Wrote:
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> boejoe Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Nice.  Don't know if this is called an
> "inclined
> > railway" or "funicular".  Horseshoe Curve PA
> has
> > a similar operation - and shorter than this.
>
> That's less than 40 years old. Angels Flight was
> first build decades earlier when it took on that
> slogan.

In it's original location it was almost twice as long then it is now.



Date: 08/03/19 17:37
Re: From Devil to Angel
Author: Duna

PHall Wrote:
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>
> In it's original location it was almost twice as
> long then it is now.




17 feet shorter.

Built in 1901 to move people between Hill and Olive Streets, the original was 315 feet long.

Moved 1/2 block south in 1996, it is now 298 feet long.

The Bunker Hill Urban Renewal Project (redevelopment) was a terrible project. Today, the office/residential tower areas and Civic Center areas are sterile, unwelcoming. No one wants to walk there.

Lot's of info about Angle's Flight and Bunker Hill on teh web.



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