Many L.A. transit systems never got a move on
The funicular cars of Angels Flight are again rattling up and down Bunker Hill, but don't expect comebacks from the camel train, the Aerial Swallow monorail or other failed conveyances from the past.
Many L.A. transit systems never got a move on - latimes.comThe animals were enlisted to haul mail and baggage, and "any passenger foolhardy enough to mount one," from the harbor to the city, The Times later recalled.
Strong and durable as they were, the camels were not a success. They terrified horses and mules. Their lurching gait made some riders seasick. Handlers complained they were nasty and didn't understand English.
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