New for June 2016: explorable 3-D scan of Angels Flight Railway by Craig Sauer.
The Board of Directors of the Angels Flight® Railway Foundation is pleased to report that we are making significant progress with our regulators to get Angels Flight back in public service. It may take longer than anyone would like, but we will succeed. We would like to thank Mayor Garcetti for his help in our efforts.
We also thank The David Bohnett Foundation for a matching grant in this fundraising campaign, The Yellin Company LLC, CIM Group, Beacon Capital, the Omni Los Angeles Hotel, Jerry M. Givens and Hal Bastian, Inc. for their help in beginning our current fundraising drive.
A little history
This funicular dates back to 1901, when Bunker Hill was one of the most fashionable neighborhoods in Los Angeles and the cars, Olivet and Sinai, ferried prominent citizens up and down the steep slope between Hill and Olive streets. The beloved landmark was dismantled for “urban renewal” of the area in 1969. In the early 1990s, the Railway was refurbished and relocated a half-block south, reopening adjacent to California Plaza in 1996. As short as it is (298 feet), Angels Flight® is an essential Los Angeles experience.