Collection: Railroad

The railroads have played a major role to Blanchester and other small communities in this area. Although Blanchester was established before the railroads started connecting the small communities of Ohio, the railroad helped to shape it into the small prosperous town it became. 

Blanchester was lucky enough to have not only a steam powered railroad but an electric railroad. The Interurban Railroad also known as the traction line (because of its electric traction motors) connected Blanchester to Cincinnati through several spurs. The traction line cars carried passengers and goods to Cincinnati and its suburbs. The spur to Blanchester operated for 20 years from June 1906 to 1926.