The Urbanophile unearthed some amazing details of Louisville’s early transit system and a freight subway running beneath the streets of downtown. Louisville’s transit system was at one time vast and efficient stretching all over the metropolitan region before post-WWII dismantling.
The freight subways are of particular interest to us as other cities have utilized these long-forgotten tunnels as conduits for light rail beneath the crowded streets of downtown. St. Louis’ MetroLink is a prime example. A new book detailing the history of Louisville’s electric trains may be coming up soon? We certainly hope so.
- Historic Transit Pictures (Urbanophile)
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