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Trolleyology: Cincinnati’s Incomplete Subway

April 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Cincinnati Subway Trolleyology

Join PTM staff, volunteers, and members for our Zoom series, Trolleyology! These programs feature Pennsylvania transit history topics and tales of our collection that you can experience from home. Registration is required but free of charge. Donations are welcome and encouraged.


Cincinnati’s Incomplete Subway

4/23/2024 – 7 PM ET – Presented by Jake Mecklenborg



Cincinnati, OH is infamously known as the home of the longest abandoned subway tunnel in the United States.  Local historian Jacob Mecklenborg, author of Cincinnati’s Incomplete Subway – The Complete History, will present on the project’s genesis, construction, and abandonment, as well as 1930s-era proposals to convert the unused rapid transit line for use by the Cincinnati Street Railway.  The presentation will include new photos and other information collected since the book’s publication in 2010.


This program will be recorded and available at a later date on the PTM YouTube channel.


Trolleyology presentations will continue on a regular or semi-regular basis. Interested in presenting? Email Kristen at kfred@patrolley.org! We’re specifically looking for programs related to the Trolley Era in general, Pennsylvania transit history, or stories about our collection. Please join our e-mail list to stay up-to-date with program announcements and other PTM news!

*For the best experience, we recommend downloading Zoom in advance.

NOTE: This is a virtual event


April 23
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
A Collection of Nearly 50 Cars and Counting

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