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Angels Flight Railway

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Address: Bunker Hill, Los Angeles, CA 90013
Phone Number: 213-626-1901
Description: A rebuilt historic incline railway.
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Where Angels Fly!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

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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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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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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Los Angeles, California
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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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Malibu, California
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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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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014 via mobile

This is a little piece of L.A. history that refuses to die. The hill its purpose was to climb was levelled but preservationists held out and it was reinstalled. Not operating when I last saw it. :-(

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Honestly its a shame that the city has to await certain approvals (according to postings) since Feb of 2014 for it to be fully functional, yet around the area buildings are going up. For visual it's pretty neat to stare at. Overall well... ya that's about it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Located in downtown- Angels Flight is something everyone has to ride on when in the city. It's been refurbished a couple of times yet it's kept it original touch. The ride is around 15-25 cents I believe and it leads down to a marketplace where you can try all sorts of ethnic foods and it leads up to the financial... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

very cool piece of history to see. It was closed when I took my mother to see it, and apparently this is a common problem. Check to see if it's operationg before making the trek downtown.

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