Cincinnati Subway: History of Rapid Transit, Ohio (Images of America Series)

Cincinnati Subway: History of Rapid Transit, Ohio (Images of America Series)

by Allen J. Singer
     
 

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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

Overview


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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738523149
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
05/01/2003
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
761,931
Product dimensions:
6.36(w) x 9.44(h) x 0.35(d)

Meet the Author


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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