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LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN INCLINE: A TRIP DOWN MEMORY LANE

Exploring the Wooden Era of Lookout Mountain Incline

The Lookout Mountain Incline: A Wooden Marvel of the Early 1920s

Step back in time with us as we explore the Lookout Mountain Incline in its early 1920s heyday. Known for its stunning views and unique engineering, the Incline was a wooden marvel, a testament to the innovative spirit of the era.

A Snapshot of History

This particular moment captures the Lookout Mountain Incline when it still operated with its original wooden cars. These cars were not just modes of transportation; they were moving pieces of art, showcasing the craftsmanship of the time.

The Scenic Background

Beneath the Incline, you can glimpse the Nashville, Chattanooga and St. Louis Railroad’s Craven’s Yard. This yard was more than just a functional space; it played a significant role in the region’s railroading history.

Visiting Lookout Mountain Today

To experience the modern version of this historical incline and enjoy the breathtaking views it offers, visit Lookout Mountain.

Learn More About Railroad History

Delve deeper into the rich history of railroads like the Nashville, Chattanooga and St. Louis Railroad at the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum.

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