The view from the front seat of the Incline Railway Car is straight down to Chattanooga below. Fortunately the decent is at 6 mph.
Traveling up or down the incline rail you pass another train traveling in the opposite direction. The track momentarily separates half-way through the one mile ride.
I insisted we travel to and from Lookout Mountain by this means because great grandfather John Morgan wrote that he took his wife Mellie with him on the Incline Rail in the 1880's. Or so I thought. I haven't been able to locate that account in his journal since.
The first of January 1886 John Morgan traveled to the Southern States Mission and his daughter, Mellie, accompanied him to act as his secretary. She became ill during her stay and President Morgan remained in the area longer than he'd planned to nurse her to health.
(To be continued.)