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Photo Tour: Cleveland’s Abandoned Subway

Cleveland is one of many Rust Belt cities that once operated a subway system. Twice a year, they open it up for tours and also hold an art show inside.

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The subway closed in 1954, according to The Plain Dealer.

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You can see here where it has been sealed off.

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About 1,400 people attend these tours semi-annually.

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My friend, Greg Ruffing, Cleveland’s finest freelance photographer, donated these amazing photos.

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I heard Cincinnati has a subway that was never finished. Also, Atlanta, Georgia, uses their defunct subway lines as a mall.

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This looks like a really neat event.

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