Title: Incline No. 2, railway cars traveling the tracks, Lookout Mountain

Catalog Number: 2015.001.0009

Date (Years): 1891-1900


Incline No. 2, railway car at the bottom of the terminus, Lookout Mountain. Another railway car is traveling up the tracks and is in the middle distance. In the far distance is the top of the ridge and the terminus building. The tracks are flanked on both sides by rough wooden poles and trees. Photograph is taken from the bottoem railway car and you see the corner of that car in the image, along with a cane chair with a delivery tag on it that is addressed to A. J. Marble, Lookout Inn, Chattanooga, Tenn.

The Incline No. 1 was built in 1885 and was constructed to provide an alternative route up Lookout Mountain. Until its construction, travelers were forced to use the Whiteside Turnpike and pay increasing fees, imposed by its owner, Harriet Whiteside, to access the road. The Incline No. 1 and the Point Hotel (constructed at the top of its track) provided travelers with access to areas of Lookout Mountain that Whiteside had restricted.

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

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