Thursday, April 21, 2011

Cincinnati's Streetcar escalator

A few days ago, the Shorpy Historic Photo Archive posted this photograph of a street car lift or incline in Cincinnati (follow the link for a huge version of that image). Sometimes, I marvel at how futuristic cities could be in the old days. On the other hand, Cincinnati inhabitants might have thought it was a hassle, waiting for the incline to hoist their car up or down the hill. See a previous blog post here for an operating scale model of the incline...

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