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  1. fbi9c1
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    Hello,

    The 1956 photo shows the original Angels Flight with the neighboring tunnel. Some people have said that the yellow cab is a Checker Cab as they were popular in Los Angeles. But, The 1956 through 1958 A8 Checkers featured single headlights, 1953 Chevrolet taillights, and a thick, single-bar grille.


    So, the general consensus is that the yellow cab in the photo is a 1956 Plymouth.

    My dad introduced us to the Angels Flight, as it was a short cab ride from his work in downtown Los Angeles. My brother and I were thrilled to see the sharp, angle slope rise as we went up and the views down were pretty awesome, too. (similar, but different city wise to the castle in Salzburg, in Europe) But, for an awesome city view from a moving tram, up or down, the Angel’s Flight should not be missed, the next time anyone is in Los Angeles.


    Jnaki

    Recently, the Angel’s Flight trams have been in story after story during the TV series, Bosch. It is one of LA’s visitor's sights to see. Angels Flight is a landmark 2 ft 6 in narrow gauge funicular railway in the Bunker Hill district of Downtown Los Angeles, California. It has two funicular cars, Sinai and Olivet, running in opposite directions on a shared cable on the 315 feet long inclined railway. It is the shortest railroad in the world.

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    The cab in the photo is a '55 Plymouth. Yellow Cab had a monopoly in Los Angeles and nearly their entire fleet was '55 and '56 Plymouths. In most cases, the center grille piece was knocked out and replaced by the front license plate. There were virtually no Checkers in the fleet and I never saw one until visiting Chicago in '58. All the Yellow Cabs had the phone number MA 5 -1234 displayed on them. In a way, cab service was better with the Yellow Cab monopoly in that you always got a decent vehicle with the Plymouths, quick response, drivers who didn't need to be told how to get to the destination.
     
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  2. Petriu8
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    Bleach, are you using something different to post your pics recently? The last few weeks, most of them just show as an tag. If I refresh the page, the images appear for a few seconds then are replaced by that tag.
    Every other poster's photos show up fine.
    Is anyone else having this trouble viewing Bleach's pics?
    Pete
     
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  3. j3harleys
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    I don't like that kid in the drivers seat. HE reminds of ME:D
     
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  4. stude54ht
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  6. Deuce Daddy Don
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    HEY!------Put some more air in that rear tire!!!!!!!!!
     
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  7. are those real or fake? ( i’m talking about the white walls...)
     

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  8. stude54ht
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  9. Sent from my iPhone using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
     
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  10. Deuces
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    Yeah, right!.... :D:rolleyes::D
     
  11. Dan in Pasadena
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    ^^^ Could this guy have possibly pulled his pants up any higher? Sheesh!
     
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  12. Pete, I've been posting the same way for a quite a while. It's possible that this tag you mention comes from photobucket pages. I don't see it on either computer I use. Can you post a screen shot of the tag?
     
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  13. JD Miller
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    Flat rear tire lady
     
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  14. JD Miller
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    Yeah,,, on a Indian Scout....see the eye ball on the front fork

     
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  15. stude54ht
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  16. pirate
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    After we smoke and get a little more bad ass we’ll get the go kart out and show them some stuff.
     
  17. Dave Mc
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    Must've donated them for the cause
     
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