Monday, August 6, 2012


Angels Flight began operating in 1901. Billed as the shortest railroad in the world. It served to transport people up a steep incline between Downtown Los Angeles and The Bunker Hill residential area. In 1969 it was dismantled and place in storage when city decided to develop the Bunker Hill area in to Office buildings and Cultural Venues. It remained in storage for 27 years and at last this Los Angeles Icon is up and running again. Notice the great beauty of the interior wood work of the little cars. It is so finely crafted. It appears to be made by a shipwright to me. They are extremely talented 'cabinet makers' adept at fashioning such interiors into curved and 'lofted' spaced. A very high skill.