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Cincinnati's Abandoned Subway
September 2, 2003 11:21 PM   Subscribe

Cincinnati's Abandoned Subway.
posted by plep (18 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

 
Fascinating stuff. Abandoned before it was even completed - I don't believe I've ever heard of such a thing. The bricked up entrance photos were reminiscint of A Cask of Amontillado, very creepy.
posted by jonson at 11:26 PM on September 2, 2003


Cincinnati's Abandoned Ballpark.
posted by msacheson at 11:31 PM on September 2, 2003


And you can also read all about the Miami Valley Rail Authority in Dayton, the country's second largest intra-city railroad, just after New York.

(make sure to wear your parody beanie)
posted by keli at 12:02 AM on September 3, 2003


Very good post - how freaky. I looked -- have I missed it? Why no subway?
posted by RubberHen at 1:06 AM on September 3, 2003


I love this stuff.
posted by sklero at 4:04 AM on September 3, 2003


Fascinating stuff. Thanks, plep!
posted by soundofsuburbia at 6:30 AM on September 3, 2003


The stations in Cincinnati's abandoned subway have the same architecture as Central Square in Boston (technically Cambridge) on the Red Line.
posted by LinemanBear at 6:40 AM on September 3, 2003


Thanks for the link, plep. Good stuff! See also: MetroPla.net, which is quite good and mentioned on the cinci site.
posted by shoepal at 7:16 AM on September 3, 2003


"As of 2000, official permission to tour the subway is granted by Prem Garg at city hall, who can be reached at (513) 352-5216."

"Prem Garg"?!?

[envisions the cryptic riddle posed as a test by the ancient guardian of the tunnels...]
posted by Tubes at 7:43 AM on September 3, 2003


ooh, makes me feel like I'm fifteen again. I want to sneak out and go run around in the tunnels. Cool.

okay, back to soulless and unfun job.
posted by xmutex at 8:37 AM on September 3, 2003


[this is good]

Thanks!
posted by swerve at 8:40 AM on September 3, 2003


Prem Garg.
mmmmm....tender coconuts.....
posted by MrMoonPie at 9:13 AM on September 3, 2003


See also.
posted by samuelad at 10:20 AM on September 3, 2003


Does Dr. Johnny Fever know about this?
posted by ilsa at 10:21 AM on September 3, 2003


sounds like a great place for my bad guy hideout!
posted by mcsweetie at 11:20 AM on September 3, 2003


ooh, makes me feel like I'm fifteen again. I want to sneak out and go run around in the tunnels. Cool.

Me too X.
posted by a3matrix at 11:31 AM on September 3, 2003


good post, plep! Some of those pictures remind me of videogames I've played. Maybe Capcom can make Resident Evil themepark, if the light rail initiative ultimately fails.
posted by crunchland at 12:01 PM on September 3, 2003


In Edmonton we have a white elephant subway known as the LRT... (original huh?). Many Edmontonians wish that this money-loser had been abandoned in favour of a more affordable, and much more efficient/diverse/useful/actually-goes-somewhere, above ground line.
posted by heybate at 3:10 PM on September 3, 2003


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