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Old 11-16-2018, 07:22 PM
 
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I only know of two larger cities that have them, Pittsburgh has two and LA has one. Just wanted to get comments on these and any others that people know of, it seems such an old-school urban concept that I can't imagine there are others still existing in the US, but if so let's hear about them!

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Old 11-16-2018, 07:45 PM
 
Location: Miami-Jax
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This may not be a perfect list but it should pretty accurate:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o..._United_States

I've been up the Duquesne and Monongahela Inclines in Pittsburgh and Lookout Mountain in Chattanooga. Also been on the one on the Canadian side of Niagara Falls, but you can see the US from it if that counts
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Old 11-16-2018, 07:53 PM
 
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This may not be a perfect list but it should pretty accurate:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o..._United_States

I've been up the Duquesne and Monongahela Inclines in Pittsburgh and Lookout Mountain in Chattanooga. Also been on the one on the Canadian side of Niagara Falls, but you can see the US from it if that counts

Oh wow a pretty new one in Dana Point, CA! Interseting it looks unusual from the pic I'm wondering how many people use it. I didn't know about the one in Chattanooga either. Looks like the others in that list are all gone now.
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Old 11-16-2018, 08:27 PM
 
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I haven't done any followup research, but based on the list I believe currently operating also includes:
  • Dubuque, IA
  • Grand Rapids, MI
  • Branson, MO
  • Manhattan
  • Johnstown, PA
  • Fairfax, VA
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Old 11-16-2018, 08:36 PM
 
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I haven't done any followup research, but based on the list I believe currently operating also includes:
  • Dubuque, IA
  • Grand Rapids, MI
  • Branson, MO
  • Manhattan
  • Johnstown, PA
  • Fairfax, VA

Fairfax, VA? Fairfax city is pretty much flat. They might mean Fairfax County, but it doesn't have any that I know of. This might be referring to a station on the Washington Metro, but none of those are funiculars (although they have some steep escalators in Rosslyn and Dupont, lol) . Looks like the Johnstown, PA one might be the steepest. Haven't checked into the others.
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Old 11-16-2018, 08:43 PM
 
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Oh wow a pretty new one in Dana Point, CA! Interesting it looks unusual from the pic I'm wondering how many people use it.
LOL, I was going to mention that one at Strands but didn't know if it would count! I've used it multiple times. It's really nice to take it up the hill after a day at the beach, not to have to lug all the chairs, umbrellas, etc. It's free of course, basically just like an elevator only it goes up and down a hill.
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Old 11-16-2018, 09:23 PM
 
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Fairfax, VA? Fairfax city is pretty much flat. They might mean Fairfax County, but it doesn't have any that I know of. This might be referring to a station on the Washington Metro, but none of those are funiculars (although they have some steep escalators in Rosslyn and Dupont, lol) . Looks like the Johnstown, PA one might be the steepest. Haven't checked into the others.
Correct it is the inclined elevator at the Washington metro station.
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