Friday, March 19, 2010

Angels Flight

What's a girl to do with a Metro Day Pass and two quarters burning a hole in her pocket? Get to Pershing Square and walk over to Angels Flight, the reopened historic funicular on the Hill Street side of the Grand Central Market.

Angels Flight is the world's shortest railway, and it started operating on Monday after being shut down for nine years. It dates back to 1901 and has been at this location since 1995. If you haven't seen it in action, it's like a "push me, pull you" balancing act. One car is at the top and the other is at the bottom, and they both start moving. The one-way ride takes just a few minutes, then the car goes the other way. It's quite a hoot! It was fun to see office workers, families and "old timers" riding during this opening week. For a mere 25 cents, the novelty alone can't be beat. Check it out for yourself!

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  1. Nice! I had read something about this ages ago but had no idea that it opened up and is functional again. This is definitely getting added to my ever-growing "before we leave LA" list.

  2. I have enjoyed reading your writing on a variety of places and you have been spot on with your descriptions. Keep up the good work.