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Title: Incline No. 2 railway car at top terminus, Lookout Mountain, 1930s

Catalog Number: 2017.036.0001

Date (Years): 1931-1940

Description:

Incline No. 2 empty railway car stopped at its top terminus on Lookout Mountain. There is a wooden platform to the right of the railway car and a wooden pole to the left. At the far end is the corner of the terminus building. Circa 1930s.

The Incline No. 2

Opened in November 1895, the Incline No. 2 was constructed by John Crass and the Lookout Mountain Incline Railway Company. The track was built at a steeper 72.7% grade to transport visitors up Lookout Mountain. The cars originally operated on coal-burning steam engines, which were upgraded to two 100-horsepower motors in 1911. While the Inclines did operate in tandem for a period, the No. 2 eventually purchased and demolished the No. 1. Today, the Incline No. 2 is still in operation in St. Elmo.

Source: http://www.ridetheincline.com/history

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