Now you can see the subway from another perspective in a new documentary from Time Bonus Productions:
Both public and clandestine tours of the subway are pretty hard to come by these days. If you haven't been lucky enough to catch one of those or if the clandestine adventures here on Queen City Discovery aren't enough for you, this documentary will give you a fresh look at the failed rapid transit loop and its story. In a press release sent to me by the Newport, KY based production company, they state:
" 'Cincinnati’s Abandoned Subway' explores the project’s conception in 1916, details of the construction during the 1920s, and its ultimate demise prior to The Great Depression. In the decades since, citizens attempted to revive the project, but for various reasons it was never completed. Without rapid transit, industry moved out of the area and highways became congested. The current debate over public transportation encourages citizens to look to their past to understand how the lack of the subway affects them today. More importantly, people will recognize how present decisions influence the lifestyles of the future generations."
There's a lot of misinformation, fabrication and exaggeration about one of the Queen City's most interesting pieces of forgotten history. Not many people know of the subway and those that do, don't often know the real story. I've seen the subway first hand and feel that the abandoned tunnels and their story are very important to the future of Cincinnati. I'm looking forward to seeing how the documentary will analyze the impact the subway could've had and how our area has lost out by never completing the original 16 mile rapid transit loop.
I'll be there on June 9th and if you'd like to go too, here's the info:
What: Premiere of "Cincinnati's Abandoned Subway" Documentary
Who: Produced by Time Bonus Productions
When: June 9, 2010. Doors at 6:30, program at 7:30.
Where: Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Ave. Cincinnati, Ohio
Cost: $12, $10 for Museum Members. CASH ONLY
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