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Blanchester Area Historical Society

Route of Cincinnati Milford & Loveland traction line to Blanchester.

Route of Cincinnati Milford & Loveland traction line to Blanchester.

Map showing the route of the Cincinnati, Milford and Loveland Traction Line. The line ran from Blanchester to Fairfax and went through or near Woodville, Edenton, Woodland Park, Newtonsville, Mulberry, Milford, Terrace Park, Plainville, Mariemont and Fairfax.

The line to Blanchester was discontinued in 1926 due to low ridership.

The route was as follows:

• Blanchester Depot at South Broadway & Bourbon

• The tracks ran down the west side of Bourbon St. to just south of Lazenby

• At this point it moved off of the street to a right of way that ran parallel to SR 133

• It continued down SR 133 to just north of Taylor Pike where it headed southwest. This point is easy to find because the powerlines are still in use. Look to your left.

• The route goes across country crossing Shawnee Trace and the sharp bend in Marathon Edenton Rd.

• It crossed SR 133 in the curve between Marathon Edenton Rd. and Bishop Rd. just south of Edenton

• The route continued cross country eventually crossing the sharp bend where Roudebush Rd. becomes Leuders Rd.

• From here the tracks ran off the west side of Roudebush Rd all the way to Newtonsville.

• At the Newtonsville Methodist Church the tracks turns west.

• From here it ran almost due west all the way to Mulberry

• It crossed the exit on Bypass 28 just south of Planet Fitness and then went north at Elm St.

• Here it connected at old SR 28

• From here the tracks followed the modern roads of SR 28 and RT 50 through Milford and Terrace Park

• At Plainville the tracks left RT 50 and went north west

• They traveled west on Murray Avenue just north of Mariemont's town square

• The end of the C.M. & B. line was in Fairfax on the north west side of the intersection of Red Bank Road and Erie Avenue.

Source: This description was compiled using this map http://www.jjakucyk.com/transit/map/index.html

 

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