Cincinnati's Incomplete Subway: A Complete History

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Cincinnati's Incomplete Subway: A Complete History

Post by David Cole » Mon Dec 27, 2010 4:44 pm

I thought I'd let the forum know about a new book that has recently hit the shelves. For the past year, Jake Mecklenborg — the owner of and a contributor to — has been poring over long-lost documents in the public library in order to tell the untold story of Cincinnati’s infamous abandoned subway system. Now, the fruits of his efforts are finally available for purchase. Here’s the description from the book cover:
What of those ghostly catacombs that lie dormant below city streets? Those subway tunnels, never finished, never filled with the screeches of cars and the busy commotion of commuters. Just there. Dead. You’ve heard of the subway’s demise. The tunnels were too thin. The city was too broke. A grand miscalculation. Well, most of what you’ve heard is, sorry to say, untrue. The popular story of the subway’s demise is myth-laden and as incomplete as the original plan. The full story, long buried in mounds of public records dispersed in the city’s libraries, is now revealed. Local author Jake Mecklenborg emerges from those dusty tomes with a fresh, thought-provoking, full examination of the demise of the Cincinnati subway.

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metro | cincinnati
a vision for public transit in the greater cincinnati and northern kentucky region

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Re: Cincinnati's Incomplete Subway: A Complete History

Post by joejunction » Mon Feb 13, 2017 2:09 pm" onclick=";return false; recent photo of queen city subway

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Re: Cincinnati's Incomplete Subway: A Complete History

Post by mtuandrew » Sun Jul 02, 2017 3:38 pm

joejunction wrote: recent photo of queen city subway
No it isn't, that is somewhere in Eastern Europe. Cincinnati never laid tracks or bought rolling stock for its subway.

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