Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Lookout Mountain Incline Railway In Chattanooga, TN.

Lastly in Chattanooga,
we took the round trip ride on what is touted to be "America's Most Amazing Mile." I don't know who called it that except the writer of one of the brochures. The Incline Railway took us from the top station of Lookout Mountain down to the lower station in St. Elmo.
Before we began our descent, I shot a few pics from the station.
Check out the panoramic views from the top:
Naturally, I'm wondering when this thing was last serviced.
Who knew Bobby Flay would be on the train with us?
We begin our descent. video And the cameras and phones come out. There's a recording that comes on explaining the history of this railway. Once again my experience was marred by ANNOYING people at the front of the car who would NOT shut up so the rest of the passengers could hear the recording. Four women in the front two seats continued to overtalk the recording. They loudly guffawed at their "cleverness" in pretending this was a roller coaster by raising their arms in the air like idiots do when they're in the front seat of a roller coaster and hootin' and hollerin'. Dumb bitches.
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If you're not the lead dog, the view is all the same.
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video The grade of the track is 72.7% near the top, giving the Incline the unique distinction of being the steepest passenger railway in the world. Don't miss my last posts in Chattanooga: Rock City and Ruby Falls.

1 comment:

notmuchofacook said...

Have you ever tried stirring in a spoonful of peanut butter into your enchilada sauce? Not that that is your mysterious ingredient; it's just something peculiar I do when I make the sauce. It seems to do something to the texture as well as the flavor.