Will this ever be running again? It could be a huge tourist attraction and is quite unique.
From the picture the cars look like they are in the precarious position of falling over if a strong earthquake should hit Los Angeles. I hope they are secured good. I am looking forward to seeing these historic city icons put back on track soon.They're right here:
Pic by timquinn
I had 2 pair in black. I wore them to concerts. :cheers::cheers::cheers::cheers::cheers::cheers:I was amazed to see this topic!
Not sure how many of you recall but back around the late 70's there was a clothes line label called "Angel's Flight". The price tags had a photo of the trolley going up. Seemed to vanish by early 80's.
^ I always wondered how old were these trains in the first place. Not sure how much maintenance and check ups it received on a monthly or weekly scheduled. Obviously not enough, right!For those of you who never got a chance to ride it. It was short and sweet, but I always felt someone was going to fall out the open doorway, I never expected the whole train to come crashing down.
Angels Flight Railway Cars Return
by Jon Regardie
DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES - On Saturday, Nov. 1, the two cars that long ran on Angels Flight were returned to the track that connects Bunker Hill and the Historic Core. The cars, named Olivet and Sinai, were brought to Hill Street Saturday morning and were lifted by a 275-ton crane over the arch at the bottom of the funicular and placed on the track.
It is a significant step forward for the railway, which has been closed since a deadly accident in 2001. Last year, new drive machinery was installed, and late last week, a cable for the drive was being tested. No date has been set yet for when the railway could resume operations.
"While there still are many weeks of fine-tuning and testing yet to be undertaken, we are hopeful that Angels Flight will reopen to the public late this year or early in 2009," said Dennis Luna, chairman of the Angels Flight Railway Foundation.
John Welborne, president of the Foundation, has spent significant time in recent years raising money for a renovation of the railway and the new drive system.