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Cincinnati's Incomplete Subway: The Complete History #2020

Cincinnati s Incomplete Subway The Complete History What of those ghostly catacombs that lie dormant below city streets Those subway tunnels never finished never filled with the screeches of trains and the busy commotion of commuters Just there Dead

  • Title: Cincinnati's Incomplete Subway: The Complete History
  • Author: Jacob R. Mecklenborg Jacob R. Mecklenborg
  • ISBN: 9781596298958
  • Page: 356
  • Format: Paperback
  • Cincinnati's Incomplete Subway: The Complete History By Jacob R. Mecklenborg Jacob R. Mecklenborg, What of those ghostly catacombs that lie dormant below city streets Those subway tunnels, never finished, never filled with the screeches of trains and the busy commotion of commuters Just there Dead You ve heard of the subway s demise The tunnels were too narrow The city was too broke A grand miscalculation Well, most of what you ve heard is, sorry to say, untrue.What of those ghostly catacombs that lie dormant below city streets Those subway tunnels, never finished, never filled with the screeches of trains and the busy commotion of commuters Just there Dead You ve heard of the subway s demise The tunnels were too narrow 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 libraries, is now revealed Local author Jacob R Mecklenborg emerges from those dusty tomes with a fresh, thought provoking, full examination of the subway s demise and what its future might hold.

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    1 thought on “Cincinnati's Incomplete Subway: The Complete History

    1. I have been fascinated by stories and legends of the incomplete Cincinnati subway for most of my adult life I am so excited to have tickets this May to one of the two tours given of the abandoned subway tunnels each year Around 7 miles of this subway were graded or dug between 1920 and 1927 2 miles of which lays below what is now Central Parkway Despite an enormous investment in this infrastructure, for a variety of reasons the Great Depression, World War II, unsuccessful bond referenda, and the [...]

    2. There are things about this book to recommend it Mecklenborg does a good job discussing the bare bones facts of Cincinnati s taciturn relationship with public transportation, and he tries to avoid laying blame on any one group whether it s the old Republican guard, the charterites, or the various business interests that has as much to do with the eventual failure of any public transit except for the metro buses that are barely hanging on Mecklenborg also tries to place the discussion in the cont [...]

    3. Why did Cincinnati dig subway tunnels, but never finish a subway Why is the Cincinnati airport in a different state than Cincinnati Read on for details.

    4. The most insightful look into Cincinnati s transportation history The book really excels at connecting otherwise separate pieces of historical information to help tell this story.

    5. a short book about what is pretty much a local legend in Cincinnati the book is well researched and written the only fault I found is that its of a pro subway essay than a history while I do realize that the subway has been a split issue along party lines Republicans seeing it as unnecessary spending this book definitely takes sides on the issue otherwise its a quick and interesting read

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