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Los Angeles, California: Angels Flight: World's Shortest Railway Team Field Report

351 S. Hill St., Los Angeles, CA
In downtown Los Angeles. I-110 exits 23B or 23C for Downtown/4th St. Once on 4th St., drive only a couple of blocks and then turn left onto either S. Olive or S. Hill Sts (Hill St. has a better view). The railway stretches between S. Hill and S. Olive Sts, midway along the block between W. 3rd and W. 4th Sts. Park in free lot across the street from the S. Hill Street station.
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Angels Flight: World's Shortest Railway

A tiny railroad hauls pedestrians up and down a 300-foot-long hillside in downtown L.A. Report... [03/13/2010]

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Condor statue.

Angels Flight Condor Tribute

A California Condor statue is perched at the South Hill Street station of the Angels Flight railway. California Condors were almost extinct, but they have been successfully reintroduced... just like Angels Flight. "Like Angels Flight, she sits here as a reminder: all is not lost." Kinda a weird pair-up but, hey, I get it. You can also see the Condor from the windows of the railway car as it cruises by the statue.

[Deb Miller Marschke, 03/07/2018]

Angels Flight Railway.

Angels Flight Railway

The world's shortest railroad, Angels Flight is a landmark 2 ft. 6 in. narrow gauge funicular railway in the Bunker Hill district of downtown Los Angeles, California. It has two funicular cars, Sinai and Olivet, running in opposite directions on a shared cable on the 298 feet long inclined railway. Public service recommenced on August 31, 2017. Regular operating hours return to the customary 6:45 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., seven days a week, 365 days a year, including all holidays.

[Kapten Hanna, 09/05/2017]

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