Afraid of heights? Then this fun attraction might not be your favorite, but I LOVED it!
The Incline Railway at Lookout Mountain was my second experience riding a funicular railway. This one was much longer and had two railway cars counterbalancing one another. They cross paths only briefly at the midway point! A funicular is used for transport up very steep inclines. This one is over 125 years old and uses a cable system to slowly pull one car up, while gently lowering the other down.
They have disability placard parking spaces and smooth ramps, making it easy to access the railway. Only one of the cars is wheelchair accessible, so you may have a short wait before you can ride. But it is fun to watch them in operation while you wait. To board the railway, they have a special ramp they put into place, and you board the car from the opposite side of the track as the other guests. They will then tether your chair into position using the transit locks on your chair, just like public buses do. Then you are off on an adventure you will absolutely remember!
Thanks to the Chattanooga Tourism Co. for helping make this train ride possible.