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Lookout Mountain Incline, Funicular Railway, Chattanooga, Tennessee, August 17, 1966, 1960's
- Built: November 16, 1895
Track Guage: 1,435 mm (4 feet 8 1Ú2 in) standard Guage
Length: 1.6 km (one mile)
Maximum grade: 72.7%
Architect: Josephus Jo Conn Guild Sr.
Governing body: Private
NRHP Reference #: 73001774
Added to NRHP: April 26, 1973
This scenic funicular takes you to the top of Lookout Mountain Tennessee where you come to a Civil War battlefield overlooking Chattanooga from the south. The fare is $8.00 one way and $9.00 round trip, Originally this railway was built in 1895 to compete with an earlier incline (built in 1886) which later closed. In those days it was a privately run operation but now is operated by the Chattanooga Area Regional Transit Authority.
The length of the rail tracks is around 4800 feet with a rise of 1450 feet, making it the longest and steepest funicular in the U.S. The grade varies and reaches a maximum of 72.7% near the top. The ride is 15 minutes each way.
Keep in mind that this is a historical image as the Lookout Mountain Incline railway now uses new equipment.
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