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Angels Flight Rail Work Done, Car Restoration On Its Way

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The Angels Flight funicular that connects Bunker Hill with the Historic Core is currently closed for biennial maintenance, but work on the tracks started and finished on Friday--"a half-dozen rail experts arrived at Bunker Hill with new pieces of rail. The worn rail was removed, and new rail was put in place," according to AF's Twitpic feed (new steel wheels were installed last July following safety concerns ). Today, crews will continue work on the hundred year old train cars, Sinai and Olivet, performing exterior wood restoration, priming, and painting. Angels Flight's tweets indicate that running the funicular sixteen hours a day every day can take a toll on the world's shortest railway, but Sinai and Olivet is scheduled to return to service at the end of the month, possibly with a fare increase to fifty cents a ride.

· Angels Flight [Twitter]
· Angels Flight Archives [Curbed LA]