Monday, April 23, 2012

Incline Railroad, Duluth, Minnesota

This postcard shows a view of the Duluth Incline Railroad looking down to the harbor.

Duluth's topography is dominated by a steep hillside that climbs from Lake Superior, somewhat similar to San Francisco's water-to-hilltop topography. The Incline Railroad operated from 1891 to 1939, running uphill from Superior Street at 7th Ave. W. to Skyline Drive. This Incline operated as part of the streetcar system. There were two sets of tracks, and the cars were pulled by a steam engine at the top.

1 comment:

  1. Great view. It's almost like being at the top of a roller coaster.


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