Saturday, December 27, 2008

Green Party, NAACP and Greene Township officialls intend to derail the Cincinnati streetcar.

The city of Cincinnati at one time, along with it's suburban neighbors, had one of the best streetcar systems in the nation. By the mid 1950's the streetcars disappeared from the city streets, as did the street car lines connecting suburban and urban communities such as Fairfield, Hamilton, Middletown and Dayton. Cincinnati is currently on the 'upswing.' Crime rates have dropped, the riverfront is in the process of being redeveloped and everywhere downtown new developments and renovation projects are taking place. Every night this holiday season hundreds upon thousands migrate from the suburbs to enjoy holiday festivities at Fountain Square. Downtown Cincinnati is currently moving forward with progress and getting better every day, why would anyone want to stop that? With so much to do downtown these days, how great would it be to only park once and ride a modern streetcar around town to all the activities? There is no doubt that Cincinnati would benefit from a modern streetcar system, and as the system grows into the future the surrounding suburban communities would benefit as well. However, the local SW Ohio Green Party, NAACP and Green Township trustees wish to create a petition in an attempt to not just stop the first phase of the streetcars from happening, but even go so far as to amend the city's charter to never allow streetcars or possibly any light rail to be built.



-Don't let the local NAACP, Green Party and Greene Township stand in the way of light rail, economic development and improved transportation for the Tri-State! (Image courtesy of: www.cincystreetcar.com)


Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Beneath Your Feet - Exploring a Forgotten Railroad Tunnel - and More.


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Nearly two years ago I first learned about the nearly forgotten CL&N RR Tunnel. About a month ago I was crawling through thorn bushes along I-71 trying to find it.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Pardon the Interuption.

I got a lot of response to the last article I wrote about the abandoned nursing home in Avondale and the adventure to find the "Ghostbusters" tunnel. I thank everyone for reading and for their responses and emails. I promise, a follow up to the "Ghostbusters" adventure will be posted soon, however, as I was working on the photographs from the soon-to-come article, the LCD screen on my Macbook Pro became a tinted blue:


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Thursday, December 4, 2008

Adventures in Avondale, in search of The Ghostbusters.



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An abandoned nursing home and an abandoned tunnel - one of which was rumored to be a filming location for "Ghostbusters."