I&O Blue Ash Subdivision

The Blue Ash sub-division of the I&O was constructed in the 1870's as a narrow gauge route for the Cincinnati, Lebanon & Northern Railroad.   Purchased by the Pennsylvania, it subsequently became part of Penn Central and Conrail, prior to being sold to I&O in 1986.  Interesting to note, a branch at one time left the main at Blue Ash to Montgomery.  Once a through route to Dayton from Court Street in downtown Cincinnati, the line is intact between the B&O connection at East Norwood and Fields Ertel Road in Brecon, and then is intact south of Mason to Lebanon which is the I&O Mason Subdivision.

Mile Post (northbound) Station Name Notes
49.6 Lester Road McCullough Yard Limits
47.0 Silverton  
46.2 Deer Park  
43.5 Blue Ash  
41.0 Brecon  
39.8 End of Track Fields Ertel Road

Radio Frequency - 161.385

I&O 87 passes over the PRR Richmond Branch as it heads north on the Blue Ash Subdivision.
I&O 56 & 52 at Brecon on a NRHS excursion in 1988.
Conductor Vern Stewart throws a switch at Brecon.
#83 about to cross Cooper Road in Blue Ash.

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