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    The Railroads of Cincinnati, Ohio.  (Railmodel Journal, June 2008 pg 59)

    By Robert Schleicher

    John Miller is recreating the railroad lines around Cincinnati, Ohio in HO scale on his 36 x 44-foot layout.  There's a "Layout Tour" of the railroad in the March 2005 issue so you can see his progress in the Newport, Kentucky, Hills-borough, Ohio and Miami River areas.  The Layout is set in the late Summer of 1976.  

    Photo 10.  An eastbound B&O train crosses the Great Miami River en route from St. Louis to Cincinnati.

     

    (Pg 60)

    Photo 15.  A C&O Geep has just dropped coal off for the coke plant at Newport Steel

    Photo 14.  The bridges over the Mami River are compressed to about 1/10th thier actual length.

     

    (Pg 61)

    Photo 16.  Newport, Kentucky.  The Licking River Terminal switcher prepares to move cars to Newport Steel.

    Photo 17.  DT&I train DC-6 emerges from Southern Railways Gest Street yard en route to Detroit.  DT&I reached Cincinnati via PC track rights.

     

    (Pg 62)

    Photo 18.  Plum St. buildings.  The Plum St. produce yard is behind the buildings, and Newport, Kentucky is visible across the aisle to the right.

     

    Layout Diagram

     

    (Pg 63)

    Photo 18.   Bevis Towing and Truck Repair hugs the West bank of the Great Miami RIver.  This diorama section was constructed by master builder Bob Lawson.  I painted the backdrop initially, but John Listerman repaired it some.

     

    Photo 19.  N&W trains meet at Hillsboro, Ohio

     

    Photo 21.  P&LE run through train heads east at Hillsboro, Ohio

     

    (Pg 64)

     

    Photo 11.  A view eastward from Milford, Ohio.  The Little Miami River bridges splits the town of Milford.

     

    An aisle view of two unfinished areas Hillsboro, Ohio on the left and the River Road industrial area on the right.

    Photo 12.  An aisle view of two unfinished areas Hillsboro, Ohio on the left and the River Road industrial area on the right.

     

     

    Photo 13.  The partially finished downtown

     

    (Pg 65)

    Photo 22.  A PC GP-38 leads a transfer run across the shared railroad elevated tracks in downtown Cincinnati.

    Photo 22.  A PC GP-38 leads a transfer run across the shared railroad elevated tracks in downtown Cincinnati.

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  • John Pestana
    John Pestana If you have a layout you would like to share with the other members on Trainlife please feel free to contact me or Tasha Oates.
    November 2, 2010
  • John Pestana
    John Pestana Great catch. I hope you are enjoying TrainLife.
    November 8, 2010