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1¢ Rides on Angels Flight Mark Railway's 109th Anniversary

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In 2011, it might cost more than a quarter to hitch a ride on Angels Flight up--or down--Bunker Hill. But tomorrow, you can save 24 cents a ride thanks to a fun fare on the funicular to celebrate its 109th anniversary.

Rides will be a penny apiece on December 31st, according to Blogdowntown. The railway will operate on its normal schedule, from 6:45 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. on New Year's Eve.

Back in 1901, when Angels Flight opened, there "was a donation box at the top of the hill," so passengers could leave a donation to keep the railway running. Relying on public support for the next 109 years, right now the operators are figuring out how to bridge the gap of $125,000 between the cost to run the railway and their ticket revenue. And that donation box? A new one is going in at the top of Angels Flight, in case after your next 1 penny, or 25 cent, ride, you feel like throwing a few bucks their way.