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All aboard: How Angel's Flight got back on track




A shot of the station at the bottom of Angel’s Flight railway on the morning of Thursday, August 31, 2017, its grand re-opening after a four-year closure and nearly $5 million renovation.
A shot of the station at the bottom of Angel’s Flight railway on the morning of Thursday, August 31, 2017, its grand re-opening after a four-year closure and nearly $5 million renovation.
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"All Aboard!" to Downtown L.A.'s tiny little railroad. Angels Flight carried passengers up Bunker Hill for over a hundred years, until it was shut down four years ago because of a derailent.

But as of Thursday morning, it's back on track.

With a little assist from movie stars Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, L.A. historian and preservation activist Richard Schave led a petition drive to re-open Angels Flight.

He spoke with A Martinez about the funicular's journey from derailment to its big comeback.

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