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Angels Flight Railway

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Address: Bunker Hill, Los Angeles, CA 90013
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+1 213-626-1901

A rebuilt historic incline railway.

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An unexpected find in downtown LA

Unfortunately the trains were out of commission at the time of my visit. But I still found it interesting just to have seen them. It's an intriguing item to find in a location... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Belfast, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Unfortunately currently not working so you just get to see a static train car. Shame really as looks quite unique. I don't think there are plans to reopen anytime soon

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Unfortunately the trains were out of commission at the time of my visit. But I still found it interesting just to have seen them. It's an intriguing item to find in a location that is mostly dominated by skyscrapers. Though I did not travel on the trains, I wanted to write this review just because I find it noteworthy, and... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

The goal of this cable car is to transport people from Hill Street and Grand Central Market up the hill to the financial district of Los Angeles. Currently it is not working but it is worth a picture just for keep. Get out of the Grand Central Market at Hill Street entrance and you will see this good view across... More 

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

The railway is still closed but it's an excellent historical venue to check out, if you wise to climb the stairs that are nearby, you will learn to appreciate why it was so helpful in the city.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Historic landmark of Los Angeles. It cost $0.50 cents to go up from the Grand Central Market. After an accident a few years back, the cable cars have not been in operation. You can still gain access to Cal Plaza by walking up a flight of stairs that smells like a public toilet. Once you reach the top, there is... More 

1 Thank Lawrence C
Riverside, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

CLOSED (except for the long stairway along the side) as of our visit on 8/14/16. Forget your stair-climber, this is a workout. 153 steps... Not only do you get to avoid the loiterers of dubious character that keep you from pausing on each platform on the way up (it's an incentive to keep moving), but you do get to relax... More 

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

It’s closed so you can no longer ride the funicular but it’s being maintained and may be open again someday. Right now all you can do is take pictures and walk up the (stinky) stairway to the (closed) ticket office. It was still really cool to see in person since it's been in so many old movies (Kiss Me Deadly!).

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

Read about this nostalgic vintage attraction and went to the site of Angels Flight Railway on 27 May 2016 morning which was a 15 minute walk from our hotel in Downtown Los Angeles. Unfortunately, the iconic funicular system seems to be no longer operational or shut down for maintenance and there was nobody around to answer our queries about the... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016

This is great example of vertical railway that reopened here for couple years after being a forgotten piece of LA and Bunker Hill past! Great to ride Flight to top and this should be taken over by historical society to preserve for future generations. Like all thing LA it won't and will go the way of Brown Derby and all... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016

While it is certainly an icon of the city, it is also shuttered due to safety hazards. Although, in all honesty, don't feel like your trip is ruined because of it. The ride up is rickety, loud and brief. While it once likely gave you a spectacular view of the city, all you would get now is largely the front... More 

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