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CityDig: Get a Bird’s-Eye View of Mount Lowe’s Enchanting Defunct Railroad

This 1913 map shows a railway that was even more enchanting than Angels Flight

CityDig: The Mt. Lowe Railway’s Thrilling, Terrifying Circular Bridge

Call it 19th-century L.A.’s idea of a thrill ride. Leaving the safety of the granite slopes, trolley cars raced out onto a creaking, cantilevered wooden trestle, soaring over a 1000-foot sheer drop—with no reassuring seat belts or safety bars.