Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Angels Flight, Los Angeles, California

The original Angels Flight Railway location, with tracks connecting Hill Street and Olive Street in downtown Los Angeles, operated from 1901 until it was closed in 1969, when its site was cleared for redevelopment. The entire railway was dismantled and put into storage (SEE!, we don't destroy all that is old in L.A!) The second Angels Flight location opened nearby to the south in 1996. It was re-closed in 2001, after a fatal accident, and took nine years to commence operations again, on March 15, 2010. Some more info and nice pictures at:

Found these original tickets in a shoe-box at a postcard show.

This linen is postmarked July 16, 1951

The photo below is NOT a postcard, but it is a neat perspective of what was then and what is now. Photo is from the L.A.Times photo archieve, "Framework"