I expect at least one reader raised his hand. And I believe he also had the opportunity to drive something of the like before (lucky you!) Now let me ask another question. How many of you rode on a trolley going up a hillside?
I did once. Long ago, back when I was... I think... thirteen or fourteen. My sister invited me to spend a weekend at her apartment in Pittsburgh. My mother took the hour and a half drive out there (it's a shorter drive now - back then, the state hadn't done any road expansion and we drove along crowded single lane routes until hitting the Parkway) and I spent the day sightseeing. The museum. The stores. And this place, The Monongahela Incline.
It was quite an experience, especially for someone who has a fear of heights. But I gulped down that fear and rode on up. Really, the view through the windows can make a person forget their phobias. We reached the top, stood on the observation deck to see the entire city, and rode back down. Here are the following pictures of the incline on its way back into the building.
I hope you enjoyed these photos!