1948: Angels Flight – the shortest railroad in the world Amanda May 10, 2013 1940-1949, Transport 1 CommentFavourited 1025 times Add to favourites “A side view of two Angels Flight cable cars. Angels Flight – “the shortest railroad in the world” – opened in 1901, closed 1969″ One Response Anna K. February 12, 2014 Angels Flight reopened in 2010, a few blocks from its original location. The little railway even made a cameo appearance in an episode of “NCIS: Los Angeles.” Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.