Title: Incline No. 2, Incline coming up Lookout Mts, September 8, 1937

Catalog Number: 2017.011.0001

Date (Years): 1937


Lookout Mountain Incline No. 2., September 8, 1937. Note the U.S. Mailbags on the front of the car.

An incline railway car is coming up a steep mountain on railway tracks. There are two wooden platforms flanking the tracks. Trees, telephone poles, and electric poles also flank the tracks. There are people visible in the front of the car. On the outside front of the car are several bags. “incline Railway comming [sic] up Lookout Mts Sept 8-1937” written on front of image.

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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