Many believe Southern California is flat, but it has many hills and is surrounded by high mountains. Several spectacular incline railways were built and proposed over the years. Inclines such as Angels Flight, Court Flight, Mount Lowe Incline, Mount Washington Incline, Catalina Island Mountain Incline, Arrowhead Incline, and the nation's most modern and high-tech incline located at the Getty Center. 130 illustrations, maps, profiles, and index.
Contents:Incline Railways of Los Angeles. Introduction, pp. 9-26; Angels Flight, pp. 27-70; Court Flight, pp. 71-82; Mt. Washington: Its Hotel and Incline Railway, pp. 83-122; The Getty Center Incline, pp. 123-138; Griffith Park Railway and Incline Company, pp. 139-142; Mount Hollywood Scenic Railway, pp. 143-152; Incline Railways of Southern California: Mount Lowe Incline Railway, pp. 153-182; Island Mountain Railway, pp. 183-206; Industry Hills Cable Incline Railway, pp. 207-214; Arrowhead Incline Railway, pp. 215-224; Glendale & Verdugo Mountain Railway, pp. 225-232; Index, pp. 233-240.
Golden West Books, hardcover with jacket, 240 pages, 6 x 9 x .75 in., B&W photographs and illustrations.