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October 8, 1989 | CHARLES HILLINGER, Times Staff Writer
Its official name is the Johnstown Inclined Plane, but residents here call it the Heavenly Hoist. The Inclined railway's two cars whiz up and down the steep 896.5-foot, 72%-grade Yoder Hill 65 times a day, one trip every 15 minutes. It's fast, smooth, quiet like an elevator going at a slant. Ninety seconds, and it's all over. Regular commuters living in the hillside residential community of Westmont ride the Inclined Plane to work and school every day.
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October 8, 1989 | CHARLES HILLINGER, Times Staff Writer
Its official name is the Johnstown Inclined Plane, but residents here call it the Heavenly Hoist. The Inclined railway's two cars whiz up and down the steep 896.5-foot, 72%-grade Yoder Hill 65 times a day, one trip every 15 minutes. It's fast, smooth, quiet like an elevator going at a slant. Ninety seconds, and it's all over. Regular commuters living in the hillside residential community of Westmont ride the Inclined Plane to work and school every day.
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September 10, 1989 | CHARLES HILLINGER, Times Staff Writer
The 56-year-old steam railroad locomotive rumbled along the steel rails through Pennsylvania's scenic Endless Mountains country at a 40-m.p.h. clip. His red bandanna flopping in the breeze, 61-year-old veteran engineer Bernie O'Brien sounded the train whistle. Fireman Seth Corwin, 53, shoveled coal into the glowing red firebox, and steam poured from the old iron horse as it chug, chug, chug, chug, chugged.
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September 10, 1989 | CHARLES HILLINGER, Times Staff Writer
The 56-year-old steam railroad locomotive rumbled along the steel rails through Pennsylvania's scenic Endless Mountains country at a 40-m.p.h. clip. His red bandanna flopping in the breeze, 61-year-old veteran engineer Bernie O'Brien sounded the train whistle. Fireman Seth Corwin, 53, shoveled coal into the glowing red firebox, and steam poured from the old iron horse as it chug, chug, chug, chug, chugged.
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