Lookout Incline & Lula Lake Railway

Lookout Mountain Incline in early days

In late 1895 the Lookout Incline & Lula Lake Railway opened its one-mile incline from St. Elmo to the top of Lookout Mountain with plans for an electric line from the summit station to Rock City and Lula Falls, two undeveloped scenic sites in northern Walker County, Georgia. Although the electric railway was not constructed, the incline remains in operation today.


Map showing proposed Rock City and Lula Lake electric line on Lookout Mountain

Yellow overprint marks the state line and green overprint denotes the Walker County line.

From: Map of Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Park. Nashville, TN: Nashville, Chattanooga & St. Louis Railway, 1895. Complete map is online at Library of Congress here.

For more information on railroads, streetcar lines, and inclines on Lookout Mountain, see Streetcars of the Chattanooga Area, Chattanooga & Lookout Mountain Railway, and Mount Lookout Railway. For information on the railroads at the foot of the mountain, see Nashville, Chattanooga & St. Louis Railway, Alabama Great Southern Railroad, Chattanooga Southern Railway, and Chattanooga Union Railway.




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