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Old September 3rd, 2014, 04:09 PM   #141
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Great to see Cincinnati's renaissance!
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Old September 4th, 2014, 03:37 AM   #142
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Would this also be great to see?

But surely not so great to seem them effectively change down gauge - a price to pay for abandoning the old broad gauge network and thus having to make do what the manufacturer is tooled to make.
Anything else that would great to see that has been rendered financially impractical by previous abandonment?
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Old December 12th, 2014, 02:45 AM   #143
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Woo, new branding!





Work on vehicles in Elmira, NY





(I think those are the Boston light rail vehicles in the background)


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Old December 12th, 2014, 08:43 PM   #144
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I think Cincinnati will become the next Portland urban success story.
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Old December 12th, 2014, 09:25 PM   #145
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I think Cincinnati will become the next Portland urban success story.
So it could by culturally like Portland with Better Architecture
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Old December 22nd, 2014, 11:28 PM   #146
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Old December 22nd, 2014, 11:56 PM   #147
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Old December 31st, 2014, 04:21 AM   #148
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Old December 31st, 2014, 05:41 AM   #149
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So happy to see how far the project has come along. I have a good feeling that considering the fact the streetcar connects dense neighborhoods with a very walkable, and beautiful downtown, that this project will do much better than others of the same size.
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Old December 31st, 2014, 07:22 AM   #150
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Couldnt agree more! Cincy is in a unique position among American cities IMO because most of its pre-war urbanitiy is intact, which means its streetcar wont be zipping by parking lots and warehouses like in some other cities.
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Old December 31st, 2014, 07:03 PM   #151
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Couldnt agree more! Cincy is in a unique position among American cities IMO because most of its pre-war urbanitiy is intact, which means its streetcar wont be zipping by parking lots and warehouses like in some other cities.
While it has Alot of it's historic architecture still intact (more than most cities), I would suggest looking at this before going as far as to say "most of it's pre-war urbanity".

http://iqc.ou.edu/2014/12/12/60yrsmidwest/

some of these images make me cry looking at what was lost
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Old January 25th, 2015, 07:03 AM   #152
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Old January 25th, 2015, 08:22 AM   #153
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New streetcar is in progress
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Old January 25th, 2015, 05:39 PM   #154
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Don't want to sound mean, but I already posted a similar one on the previous page.
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Old January 27th, 2015, 03:48 AM   #155
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The first half mile of the overhead catenary system will be installed this week.

http://www.cincinnati-oh.gov/streetc...nuary-26-2015/
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Old February 27th, 2015, 02:43 AM   #156
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Here's an article with some interior photos of the streetcar maintenance facility:

Cincinnati's streetcars will be operated and repaired here
http://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnat...rated-and.html
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Old March 20th, 2015, 12:48 AM   #157
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9:21 a.m. EDT March 19, 2015

Why weren't these overhead wires pictured in the renderings we saw before voters approved the project?

The pictures we've seen of the streetcars which will soon traverse our downtown corridor are deceiving.

They do not show the overhead wires that will actually run the vehicles.

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I was recently on Elm Street and saw firsthand the overhead supports and connecting wires installed about every 20 feet. It is an ugly distraction from an otherwise charming street Downtown.

Why weren't these overhead wires pictured in the renderings we saw before voters approved the project?

Check it out and then ask yourself if we want to continue to this ungainly distraction throughout the rest of our fair city.

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Old March 20th, 2015, 01:15 AM   #158
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How does the overhead wiring look like?

I don't quite get the craze about it anyway. Parking lots are a lot uglier than overhead wiring. In fact, if you install overhead systems in a classic design they actually add style and atmosphere to the place rather than taking it away.
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Old March 20th, 2015, 03:15 AM   #159
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Apparently the previous system has twin trolleypole overhead. Re-adotping it on the new system could allow trolleybuses to share the same overhead wires should they ever return.
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Old March 20th, 2015, 05:59 PM   #160
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The wires are not that distracting in my opinion. I can not post a photo here (as I have less than 10 posts) but you can check it out at: flic.kr/p/qimg6G
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