Angels Flight was shut down after one of its cars derailed. No one was injured, but inspectors representing the state Public Utilities Commission began their investigation in earnest. Also jumping into action is the National Transportation Safety Board, which believed its own investigation will take up to 9 months, inferring that the historic funicular would be shut down for as long. The railway had a previous closure on account of a fatal accident in 2001. Said closure lasted for 9 years, during which the railway was completely rebuilt once the related investigation was finished. Let us hope that won’t be the case.