Cincinnati's Incomplete Subway: The Complete History [NOOK Book]

Overview

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...
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Cincinnati's Incomplete Subway: The Complete History

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Overview

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 the city's libraries, is now revealed. Local author Jacob 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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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013813168
  • Publisher: The History Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 12/7/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 208
  • File size: 12 MB
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Meet the Author

Jake Mecklenborg is a Cincinnati native and a 1996 graduate of St. Xavier High School. He has worked as a photojournalist, a graphic designer, a teacher and as a towboat deckhand.
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  • Posted November 30, 2010

    Don't let the pictures fool you.

    Cincinnati's Incomplete Subway is unorganized and leaves out important information covered in other publications about the subway. It jumps back and forth between railroad history and the subway story, confusing the reader as to what was actually part of the subway system and what was not. The first 40 pages were a struggle to read through, littered with run-on sentences and subjective buzz words such as "would certainly undermine" or "radical shift". This book was just too wordy for my liking.

    If you're looking for a good story on the subway, I suggest getting the DVD of the PBS documentary, Cincinnati's Abandoned Subway.

    Or this book - Cincinnati Subway: History of Rapid Transit

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 14, 2012

    Great Book

    I live in Cincinnati and have the printed version of this book.
    The book has many facts and is very interesting.

    I think the author should write a bok about Cincinnati Union Terminal, also know as museum center.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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