Angels are taking flight once again in downtown Los Angeles. The short, funicular railway was reopened to great fanfare last week after a three year closures. However, just four days after reopening, the short railway that ferries people up and down Bunker Hill was closed.
A spokesman for the railway said the recent heat wave likely caused some of the parts to shatter, but assured people that all was safe with the "world's shortest railway." One of the rollers that guide the 298-foot railway's cables broke. The tiny railroad has had several maintenance problems that closed it in recent years, the most serious of which was back in 2001 when a rider was killed.
The tiny railroad first opened in 1901, and regained infamy after the hit movie "LA LA Land" featured it.