THE GS TRAM SITE

CINCINNATI

OHIO, UNITED STATES

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1 May 1944

The Cincinnati streetcar system at its wartime high.



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INSET: DOWNTOWN CINCINNATI

Cincinnati 1944 centre tram map



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STREETCAR ROUTES

Operator: Cincinnati Street Railway

  2 Evanston Dixie Terminal - Gilbert Av. - McMillan St. - Woodburn Av. - Main Av. - Evanston
  4 Kennedy Hts. Dixie Terminal - Reading Rd. - Florence Av. - Gilbert Av. - Main Av. - Montgomery Rd. - Kennedy Hts.
  5 Norwood Dixie Terminal - Reading Rd. - Florence Av. - Gilbert Av. - Main Av. - N. Norwood
  7 Vine Norwood Dixie Terminal - Vine St. - McMillan St. - Woodburn Av. - Main Av. - N. Norwood
  8 South Norwood Dixie Terminal - Gilbert Av. - Walnut Hills - Woodburn Av. - Main Av. - S. Norwood
  9 Vine - Norwood Dixie Terminal - Vine St. - McMillan St. - Woodburn Av. - Main Av. - Sherman Av.
10 Vine - Woodburn Dixie Terminal - Vine St. - McMillan St. - Gilbert Av. - Woodburn Av. - Main Av. (at Blair Av.)
15 Clark St. Dixie Terminal - Clark St. - Freeman Av. - Western Av. - Spring Grove Av. - Northside
16 Colerain Dixie Terminal - Clark St. - Baymiller St. [back: Linn St.] - Colerain Av. - Spring Grove Av.
17 College Hill Dixie Terminal - Elm St. - McMicken Av. - Colerain Av. - Hamilton Av. - College Hill
18 N. Fairmount Dixie Terminal - 6th St. [back: 5th St.] - Baymiller St. [back: Freeman Av.] - Western Av. - Viaduct - Beekman St. - N. Fairmount
19 John St. Dixie Terminal - John St. [back: Central Av.] - Viaduct - Quebec Rd.
21 Westwood Dixie Terminal - Elm St. - McMicken Av. - Central Av. - Viaduct - Harrison Av. - Westwood
27 East End 5th & Baymiller - 5th St. [back: 6th St.] - 4th St. - Dixie Terminal - Broadway - Eastern Av. - Archer Av.
31 Crosstown 8th St. & State Av. - State Av. - Viaduct - McMillan St. - Peebles Corner
32 Elberon Dixie Terminal - 8th St. - Elberon Av. - 8th St. - St. Joseph’s Cemetery
35 Warsaw Ave. Dixie Terminal - 8th St. - Warsaw Av. - Glenway Av.
40 Avondale Dixie Terminal - Reading Rd. - Avondale
41 Spring Grove Dixie Terminal - Reading Rd. - Mitchell Av. - Spring Grove Av.
44 Highland Dixie Terminal - Liberty Hill - Highland Av. - McMillan St.
46 Vine - Burnet Dixie Terminal - Vine St. - McMillan St. - Highland Av. - Melish Av. - Burnet Av. - Rockdale Av. - Reading Rd.
47 Winton Place Dixie Terminal - Reading Rd. - Mitchell Av. - Spring Grove Av. - Winton Place
49 Zoo - Eden 4th & John St. - 4th St. - Dixie Terminal - Broadway - Eden Park - Gilbert Av. - McMillan St. - Oak St. - Reading Rd. - Melish Av. - Burnet Av. - Erkenbrecher Av. - Zoo
53 Auburn Dixie Terminal - Liberty Hill - Auburn Av. - McMillan St.
55 Vine - Clifton Dixie Terminal - Vine St. - Jefferson Av. - Ludlow Av. - Clifton
60 Fairview Dixie Terminal - Vine St. - Clifton Av. - McMillan St. - Fairview
61 Clifton - Ludlow Dixie Terminal - Main St. - Clifton Av. - Ludlow Av. - Hamilton Av. - Springlaw Av.
62 Ohio Av. Dixie Terminal - Vine St. - Clifton Av. - McMillan St. - Ohio Av.
64 McMicken - Main Dixie Terminal - Main St. - McMicken Av.- Dixmyth Av.
68 Madison Rd. Dixie Terminal - Gilbert Av. - McMillan St. - Madison Rd. - Erie Av. - Delta Av. - Tusculum
69 Madisonville Dixie Terminal - Gilbert Av. - McMillan St. - Madison Rd. - Erie Av. - Madisonville
70 Oakley Dixie Terminal - Gilbert Av. - McMillan St. - Madison Rd. - Oakley
78 Lockland Dixie Terminal - Main St. - Vine St. - Anthony Wayne Av. - Lockland


CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SYSTEM

NETWORK LENGTH

  • Streetcar lines: ca. 300 km.


HISTORY

  • Horse-drawn streetcars: 14 Sept. 1859 - 1904.
  • Electric streetcars (1st generation; dual wiring): 1888 - 29 Apr. 1951.
  • Electric streetcars (2nd generation): 9 Sept. 2016 - today.
  • Interurbans: 1873 - 1943.
  • "Steam dummies" (Steam-operated streetcars): 1860 - 1897
  • Cable cars: 17 July 1885 - 9 June 1902.
  • "Inclined railways" (funiculars carrying streetcars between different levels; powered at first by steam, later by electricity): 1872 - 1948.

GAUGE

  • Horse-drawn streetcars: 1588 mm.
  • Streetcars (1st generation): 1588 mm.
  • Streetcars (2nd generation): 1435 mm.
  • Interurbans: 1435 mm., 1588 mm.

SOURCES

PRINT

  • Pence, H. "At last, Cincinnati gets its metals", Tramways & Urban Transit, June 2013 (76: 906), p.256-258.
  • Pence, H. & Retallick H. "Re-connecting Cincinnati", Tramways & Urban Transit, Nov. 2016 (79: 947), p.421-425.
  • Wagner, R.M. & Wright, R.J. Cincinnati streetcars - No.9: Streamliners and war horses. Wyoming (OH): Trolley Talk, 1984.

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