Angels Flight Railway
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Member Reviews (15)
- Angels Flight RailwayMember ofHistory BuffsLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 12Jan 31, 2013
Cute little piece of Los Angeles history. It's only 50 cents to ride the shortest railway in the world! Plus, on one end is Grand Central Market (with AMAZING Mexican food stalls) and on the other end is the Watercourt Plaza with awesome restaurants like Starry Kitchen and Mendocino Farms.
- Angels Flight RailwayMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 2Jan 31, 2013
I've been on Angels Flight once or twice and it's always a great experience. Sure it only goes up or down but it evokes some nostalgia that cannot be replicated elsewhere. This railway is steeped in Los Angeles history. If you see it, pay to ride and you'll be able to say that you did.
- Angels Flight RailwayMember ofHistory BuffsLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 6Jan 31, 2013
Angels Flight seems to be closed quite often for repairs, but if you catch it when it's open, it is one of the most entertaining experiences for the money (I believe the fare is 25 cents). It's not very long, but it sort of feels like being in a time machine. A definite to-do if you are in downtown LA with kids who need some fun.
- Angels Flight RailwayMember ofHistory BuffsLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 2Feb 19, 2013
Located a half block south of its original location at the southwest corner of 3rd and Hill streets, the base of Angels Flight is now directly across the street from the Hill Street entrance/exit to Grand Central Market. Angels Flight bills itself as the "shortest railroad in the world." It was built in 1901 to carry passengers up and down the steep incline between downtown and Bunker Hill, then a fashionable residential district.
- Angels Flight RailwayMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 11Nov 06, 2013
Take a ride on this L.A. landmark funicular railway in the Bunker Hill neighborhood. Its claim-to-fame as the "world's shortest railroad" means that it's a quick trip, but, at only 50 cents per ride, it's great for a cheap thrill.
- Angels Flight RailwayMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 3Aug 05, 2013
Angels Flight (or Angel's Flight) is a landmark funicular railway in the Bunker Hill district of Downtown Los Angeles, California. It has two funicular cars: Sinai and Olivet.
The funicular has operated on two different sites, using the same cars and iconic station elements. The original Angels Flight location, with tracks connecting Hill Street and Olive Street, operated from 1901 until it was closed in 1969, when its site was cleared for redevelopment. The second Angels Flight location opened nearby to the south in 1996, with tracks connecting Hill Street and California Plaza. It was re-closed in 2001, after a fatal accident, and took nine years to commence operations again, on March 15, 2010. It has been running safely since, except for another closure from June 10, 2011 to July 5, 2011, with 50 cents the cost of a one-way ride.