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They're Baaaack: Angels Flight Teases Downtown with Test Runs

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Rich Alossi of the downtown blog angelenic witnessed Angels Flight in operation on Friday (that's his video above). "According to one engineer on-site, 'the world’s shortest railway' may reopen in about a month if testing continues as planned."

Angels Flight is a funicular railway that connects Hill Street in the Historic Core below to the California Plaza atop Bunker Hill. Back in 2001, the two cars, Sinai and Olivet, crashed down into the street after a brake malfunction. A number of people were injured and one person died.

Since then, financing the repair has been slow, but in November, the cars made their way back on to the tracks.