The Cincinnati Subway: History of Rapid Transit

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Arcadia Publishing, 2003 - Transportation - 128 pages
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Cincinnati emerged from a tumultuous 19th century as a growing metropolis committed to city planning. The most ambitious plan of the early twentieth century, the Cincinnati Subway, was doomed to failure. Construction began in 1920 and ended in 1927 when the money had run out. Today, two miles of empty subway tunnels still lie beneath Cincinnati, waiting to be used. The Cincinnati Subway tells the whole story, from the turbulent times in the 1880s to the ultimate failure of "Cincinnati's White Elephant." Along the way, the reader will learn about what was happening in Cincinnati during the growth of the subway-from the Courthouse Riots in 1884 to life in the Queen City during World War II.

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Review: The: Cincinnati Subway: History of Rapid Transit (Images of America: Ohio)

User Review  - Laura - Goodreads

Fascinating little book detailing Cincinnati's failed subway project. I knew a little about it going into the book, but this provides loads more background details, from its the system's earliest days ... Read full review

Review: The: Cincinnati Subway: History of Rapid Transit (Images of America: Ohio)

User Review  - Alex Percy - Goodreads

This book had an interesting story about the mysterious tunnels in Cincinnati, and their origins, current use, and future hopes. It did get me interested in looking up more information on the other ... Read full review


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About the author (2003)

Author Allen J. Singer is a lifelong railroad fan. He harbors an interest in Cincinnati's rich history, particularly in the stories of its rapid-transit past, which includes streetcars, interurbans, inclined planes, the canal, and the subway tunnels.

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