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  1. thought it was tilt shifted til i saw the tunnel, and then i went “Hey, L.A. Noire!”

  2. From the Security Pacific National Bank Collection at [Tessa](https://tessa.lapl.org/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/105060)

  3. I remember my dad, who liked trains, taking me on that when I was a kid.

    About a month later, the cable snapped and caused an accident.

    [la times article](https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-2001-feb-02-mn-20032-story.html)

  4. Tragic all those buildings were demolished in the name of “urban renewal”

  5. Totally r/tiltshift material!

    Edit: oh wait this is in fact a model lol.

  6. Wow,That’s really realistic!

  7. Mom took me for a ride on that before it was shut down in the early 60s. I got to ride it again in the 1990s.

  8. Why did they move it in the first place?

  9. Was this in the ‘Bosch’ show?

  10. Those cars are cool

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    EnderHomieWasTaken March 29, 2022 at 9:24 am

    oh hell, I remember seeing that awhile back on the way to visiting a relatives house. Where is it? I’d like to take a ride on it someday

  12. Puts the fun in funicular.

  13. Taking it waay back 🙂

  14. What I wouldn’t give to have old Bunker Hill back.

    I really wish there was an LA History museum, it seems even small cities have some kind of local history museum, but we don’t have a dedicated one. Or, at the very least, some kind of exhibit near Angels Flight so people understand the context. It looks really out of place if you don’t know the history of Bunker Hill.

  15. wasn’t this considered to be the shortest train route in America ?

  16. As someone who lived just a few blocks away, this is wonderful and perfect!!

  17. What year is the model reflecting? This is back when Angel’s Flight was next to the 3rd street tunnel. So crazy that they bothered to move it down the street. Especially considering how cool they were about bulldozing basically everything on bunker hill.

  18. Isnt the book into the dust written about living in the apartments right next to this tunnel?

  19. Wait, alllll of this is a model? The buildings in the back and on the sides? Dang! Amazing!

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