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Angels Flight Railway

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Address: Bunker Hill, Los Angeles, CA 90013
Phone Number: 213-626-1901
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Description: A rebuilt historic incline railway.
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Iconic Funicular Railway

In the heart of LA's business district this iconic funicular railway is a great place to take the kids or to enjoy a bit of the history of the city. At 50 cents For a return... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 via mobile

In the heart of LA's business district this iconic funicular railway is a great place to take the kids or to enjoy a bit of the history of the city. At 50 cents For a return trip, this must be the cheapest entertainment in the whole city. There are stairs to the side if you fancy a bit of exercise... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I liked to see this, been on my list for years so I was really happy to see it! It's a shame that it doesn't run anymore! Not just because I'd love the experience, but also, if you get down, you'll have to get up and that's a crime xD

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

The "shortest train ride" in the world is out of commission since September 2013 with no plans to be continued in the near future. Other than taking a photo of the trains parked next to each other, there is really nothing worth noting. I have no idea why all the pocket guides still list this as an attraction.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Why pay any money whatsoever to ride this .1 mile train up the hill. I suppose for the purpose of nostalgia, but I just don't find anything special here.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Angels Flight is located across Grand Central Market and is a slice of LA history. It is said to be the world's shortest incorporated railway. It was built in 1901 by Colonel J.W. Eddy, lawyer, engineer and friend of President Abraham Lincoln and is a landmark, 2 ft 6 in (762 mm) narrow gauge[3] funicular railway in the Bunker Hill... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

This purports to be the shortest incorporated railway in the world but isn't open because it hasn't passed the required tickets to operate since 2013. It's a great piece of LA history and would be lovely to see operating.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Sadly still not working as you can see from my photos. Sad as I have fond memories of it from 2011. Maybe next time I'm in Los Angeles it will be working again.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Railway still not working, The park is closed off and unusable. Even climbing the stairs gives a limited view of the city, however right at the top is a pretty plaza with a fountain and garden beds around it-surrounded by skyscrapers.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

No longer working. Has no purpose. Even if it worked, use the stairs. Seems like it was kept as a bone to preservationists. Best part--- across from taco house, grand central market and bradbury building. Don't bother!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Just a quick update since there's not been a review for a wee while. Went to check yesterday to see if it was running since I was keen to go on it but the cars are still suspended half way up the incline.

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Address: Bunker Hill, Los Angeles, CA 90013
Phone Number: 213-626-1901
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Downtown

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