Friday, July 27, 2012


Car at base of Lookout Mtn preparing
to load passengers.
 July 27, 2012---
Known as “America’s Most Amazing Mile,” The Incline’s trolley-style cars climb through the natural beauty surrounding historic Lookout Mountain at a breathtaking 72.7% grade – straight up! The incline railway was opened November 16, 1895. It reaches a summit of 2100 ft above sea level and billed as one of the world's steepest passenger rails. Took far too many pictures to show here. Slide show can be seen on the right with many pictures of Point Park. Tennessee River and Chattanooga can be seen as it looks from the park. 

Starting the 1 mile trip up the Mtn
which at steepest climb is a
72.7 degree incline.

Keith & Maryann looking down the
steep incline.

Allen & Carol enjoying the ride.

Looking down the track it can barely
be seen. Trees along the sides of the
track nearly hide the rails.

On top the Mtn at Point Park a great
presentation was done by ranger
Lee White. He told of the Civil War
battles whereby the Union ultimately
took Chattanooga.

Wheel of cannon facing the Tennesse River.

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