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Angels Flight — LA’s historic little railway — is reopening. Here’s how much tickets will cost

LOS ANGELES >> The historic Angels Flight railway in downtown Los Angeles, billed as the shortest railway in the world, will reopen on Thursday, it was reported Friday. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced in March that the iconic rai...

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  • Amusement and theme parks

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  • Entertainment

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  • Entertainment

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  • National parks

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  • Amusement and theme parks

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  • Amusement and theme parks

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  • Entertainment

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  • Painting

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