Los Angles has something historic? The city of modernity with no public transport and huge and innumerable congested freeways? Foreigners' perception, of course. Seems it does though have something historic. It is bragged that it is the shortest railway in the world, but I have travelled on some very short funiculars and I am not sure if that is a fact. Nevertheless, how wonderful that the City of Angels has kept this historic contrivance and it meets the true definition of a funicular. The one going up balances out the one going down. You don't have to watch the whole video. I didn't, with all due respect to the uploader . A brief watch gives you the idea.