• Caption: Historic photo of Hamilton Avenue, looking south towards Rockford Place. The tracks move from the middle of the street here to the side of the street, and they also cross so that northbound cars would be on the left side and southbound cars on the right. This was because of the steep grade and sharp drop off to the west side of the street. If a southbound car lost control going downhill and derailed, it would have the rest of the street to run out on rather than being right at the edge of a cliff. Upon reaching Belmont Avenue, the northbound car stayed on Hamilton and moved to the middle of the street, while the southbound track veered over to Belmont. From the University of Cincinnati Library Digital Resource Commons, Street Construction and Improvements collection.
  • Date: 4/26/1927, 12:00:00 AM GMT-4
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