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TRACK INSPECTION COMPLETED, 12/4/08

2021-04-10T09:32:37+00:00

TRACK INSPECTION COMPLETED, 12/4/08 This is the first of a number of inspections made by government organizations. By the way, the inspector regaled us with tales of the history of railroads in Los Angeles, and was exceptionally pleased with the state of Angels Flight's tracks! Legal Notice The name "Angels Flight" and the images of the Angels Flight® Railway and cars are copyrights and registered trademarks of the Angels Flight® Railway Company and are used with permission. The content of this website, www.picturetrail.com/afrp (this "Site"), including but not limited to the text and images displayed herein and their arrangement (collectively, the [...]

TRACK INSPECTION COMPLETED, 12/4/082021-04-10T09:32:37+00:00

RETURN OF THE GEARBOX; TRACK INSPECTION, 12/4/08

2021-04-10T09:28:55+00:00

RETURN OF THE GEARBOX; TRACK INSPECTION, 12/4/08 The gearbox has come back, put into perfect shape, and the men have to work hard to reinstall it. At the same time the inspector from the California Public Utilities Commission has come to inspect the tracks. So after the gearbox is reinstalled, John, Bob, the track inspector and his assistant all go outside and begin the inspection of the track bed, starting at the bottom of the trackway by the Arch. Legal Notice The name "Angels Flight" and the images of the Angels Flight® Railway and cars are copyrights and registered trademarks of [...]

RETURN OF THE GEARBOX; TRACK INSPECTION, 12/4/082021-04-10T09:28:55+00:00

GETTING THE GEARBOX OUT, 12/2/09

2021-04-10T09:26:44+00:00

GETTING THE GEARBOX OUT, 12/2/09 As I said in the last album, the gearbox needed fixing. For that, it had to be unbolted and taken down to the loading dock where a waiting truck would ship it off to the shop. And for that to happen, the evacuation motor which is secured to the top of the gearbox, would have to be unfastened and winched into suspension over the spot where the gearbox used to be. The first challenge was that the bolts were so tight that a heavy-duty "bolt turner" was brought to bear after several other methods proved not [...]

GETTING THE GEARBOX OUT, 12/2/092021-04-10T09:26:44+00:00

FINAL PREPARATIONS BEGIN, 11/5 & 12/1/08

2021-04-10T09:22:09+00:00

FINAL PREPARATIONS BEGIN, 11/5 & 12/1/08 All the big drama and hoopla are over until Angels Flight actually reopens. Everything has come together now, the system is complete: The Drive Assembly is partially operational, controlled by the Electric Control Package. The cables are attached to the cars, and the attachments are approaching permanency. So we have the cars, the cables, and the power. What remains are thousands of tweaks, fine tunings, emergencies, setbacks, errors, and of course tons and tons of sheer drudgery and paperwork. We have entered the final phase, and immediately something has gone wrong: the gearbox has decided [...]

FINAL PREPARATIONS BEGIN, 11/5 & 12/1/082021-04-10T09:22:09+00:00

OLIVET & SINAI COME HOME! (Pt. 4) 11/1/08

2021-04-10T09:17:22+00:00

OLIVET & SINAI COME HOME! (Pt. 4) 11/1/08 Legal Notice The name "Angels Flight" and the images of the Angels Flight® Railway and cars are copyrights and registered trademarks of the Angels Flight® Railway Company and are used with permission. The content of this website, www.picturetrail.com/afrp (this "Site"), including but not limited to the text and images displayed herein and their arrangement (collectively, the "Materials"), are copyrighted © by Leonard Auslender, whether or not they bear © notices and warnings. The Materials on this Site and any other World Wide Web site owned, operated, controlled or used by Leonard Auslender for [...]

OLIVET & SINAI COME HOME! (Pt. 4) 11/1/082021-04-10T09:17:22+00:00

OLIVET & SINAI COME HOME! (Pt. 3) 11/1/08

2021-04-10T09:12:20+00:00

OLIVET & SINAI COME HOME! (Pt. 3) 11/1/08 Now things get really busy: The Murray-Latta team up in the Machine Room is configuring the Drive Assembly to haul Olivet out of the way so that Sinai may be returned to the tracks. At the same time there are men out on the tracks preparing the cables, and still others who are fastening the cables to the underside of Olivet, and in time, Sinai. It's all happening at once, and it's a race against time, and must all -- and will -- be done perfectly. Legal Notice The name "Angels Flight" and [...]

OLIVET & SINAI COME HOME! (Pt. 3) 11/1/082021-04-10T09:12:20+00:00

OLIVET & SINAI COME HOME! (Pt. 2) 11/1/08

2021-04-10T09:07:35+00:00

OLIVET & SINAI COME HOME! (Pt. 2) 11/1/08 In the last album, Olivet was put on the tracks and the cable fastened to its underside in a temporary configuration so it can be hauled to the top. In this album, the action continues: the truck comes back with Sinai. But before it can be placed on the tracks, Olivet must be hauled up out of the way. Legal Notice The name "Angels Flight" and the images of the Angels Flight® Railway and cars are copyrights and registered trademarks of the Angels Flight® Railway Company and are used with permission. The content [...]

OLIVET & SINAI COME HOME! (Pt. 2) 11/1/082021-04-10T09:07:35+00:00

OLIVET & SINAI COME HOME! (Pt. 1) 11/1/08

2021-04-10T09:03:14+00:00

OLIVET & SINAI COME HOME! (Pt. 1) 11/1/08 This will turn out to be one of the biggest days since the press conference back in 2007. I arrive in the dark, as do the men from Bragg. I am feeling SO fortunate! Yesterday my camera went insane from getting rainwater on the circuit boards. I had to ship it out for repair; luckily I was able to buy another camera body at half off, an exact duplicate of the original. Thank God for Samy's. So I am out here ready to go. The Bragg team slowly begins to gather, and then, [...]

OLIVET & SINAI COME HOME! (Pt. 1) 11/1/082021-04-10T09:03:14+00:00

GETTING READY TO COME HOME! 10/31/08

2021-04-10T08:56:51+00:00

GETTING READY TO COME HOME! 10/31/08 Today was a big day, surpassed only by the next day, when Olivet and Sinai were brought back home after eight years in the MTA rail yards! Another early call: sunrise. And as it was Halloween, I got tricked: it rained, and the rain got into my camera, causing some temporary shorts. I had a devil of a time getting decent exposures and color renditions, and when I got home, it took Photoshop to bring them into halfway decent condition. I took the camera to Samy's for shipping out to repair. While I was there, [...]

GETTING READY TO COME HOME! 10/31/082021-04-10T08:56:51+00:00

LAYING THE CABLE, 10/30/08

2021-04-10T08:53:13+00:00

LAYING THE CABLE, 10/30/08 I was told to report really early this day, around 7 AM. That was good; it was cool, and I had a chance to photograph the sunrise. I found there were two projects going on that day: the stringing out of the temporary cable configuration for the cars, and the wiring of the Station House gates. Legal Notice The name "Angels Flight" and the images of the Angels Flight® Railway and cars are copyrights and registered trademarks of the Angels Flight® Railway Company and are used with permission. The content of this website, www.picturetrail.com/afrp (this "Site"), including [...]

LAYING THE CABLE, 10/30/082021-04-10T08:53:13+00:00
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