The trip is really quite exciting. You take a trolley-style car, almost straight up the side of Lookout Mountain, a full mile! It's the steepest passenger railway in the world, and I can tell you, you really feel it too! We were on something like it in Pennsylvania, and it wasn't nearly as long or as steep. Once you get to the top, they have a great observation tower that looks out over the city all the way to the Great Smoky Mountains!
|Lookout Mountain Incline Railway|
|Passing the "other" Lookout Mountain Incline Railway|
|View of Chattanooga TN from on top of Lookout Mountain|
I thought the other incredible thing was, they built this back in 1895! Amazing. They had some wonderful old photos along the walls telling the stories and showing the various cars they have used over the years.
|Lookout Mountain Incline Railway, Chattanooga TN - Circa 1895|
|Entrance to Point Park|
|Jack with a couple of the cannons, Point Park|
|The New York Peace Memorial, Point Park|
|1909 Chattanooga Choo Choo train depot/hotel|
|Very interesting mural!, downtown Chattanoog|
|Walnut Street Bridge (105 yr old pedestrian - over the Tennessee River)|
|Jack & Marie at the "Rail Wave" by Christopher Fennell|
|Chattanooga National Cemetery established in 1863 (incl 12,000 Union soldiers)|
All I can say...is this town is going to take many days to see!
...kicking back in Chattanooga TN, Marie
If you wish to view the rest of the photos from this trip, you can at my Flickr account at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/74905158@N04/