A few months later, the Lookout Mountain Incline Railway began operations from St. Elmo up to the northern point of the mountain. Using cables to pull 24-passenger cars up slopes as steep as 33 degrees, the 4,360-ft railway terminated at the Point Hotel. From there, one could travel on a narrow-gauge steam line that ran along the western cliffs to Sunset Rock and later to Natural Bridge. Both the incline and the narrow-gauge (known as the Mount Lookout Railroad) opened in early 1887.
Coming around the mountain. Walden's Ridge. Chattanooga, Tennessee.