Where Angels Fly in Los Angeles
While California wrestles with the expense and technology of high speed rail, in downtown Los Angeles we can stop with our private luxury tour guests at Angel’s Flight, the shortest (and possibly slowest) railway in the world. Measuring 298 feet long at a 33% grade, the funicular saves considerable effort for anyone walking between Hill Street (below) and California Plaza (above). The two railway cars, Sinai and Olivet, make the trip throughout the day, every day, between 6:45 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. A steep hillside block for only 50¢ — we say that’s a great bargain. It’s fun and scenic, too. We are only too happy to usher our sightseeing guests out of our custom van and into this historic train car for the short ride. We know they will be talking about their Angel’s Flight ride for the remainder of their tour with us to Hollywood and Beverly Hills.