Cincinnati, Ohio is home to a diverse group of shortline railroads. In Part 3 of our Cincinnati Shortlines Series we visit three I&O subdivisions that were once part of the Pennsylvania Railroad. This includes the remaining track on the Lebanon & Mason subdivisions which run from Lebanon, Ohio to Mason and Monroe.
We’ll also visit the Blue Ash sub which runs 10 miles north from McCullough Yard in Norwood to Brecon near Fields Ertel Road. This line used to connect to the Mason and Lebanon subs but three miles were abandoned by the Penn Central in 1968 between Brecon and Mason.
As of 2018 the Mason and Blue Ash subs primarily saw local freight traffic with the Lebanon Sub running only passenger trains. The Lebanon sub was able to support freight but there were not any active customers on the line. Passenger trains on the Lebanon sub are operated by the Lebanon, Mason & Monroe Railroad which is headquartered in Lebanon.
The LM&M also operates over the Mason sub and occasionally the Blue Ash sub. Most trains in this program were operated by the LM&M, though we’ll also see several I&O freights. Don’t miss this exciting program!
Approx: 50 Minutes
Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
Narration On / Off
Note: This DVD has been down-converted from our High Definition Video Master, and formatted for both Wide-screen and 4x3 TVs -- This DVD will properly play on Wide-screen televisions as 16x9 and on 4x3 televisions as pan & scan 4x3!
DVD-Cincinnati Shortlines Pt3 (I&O's Lebanon, Mason & Blue Ash Subs)