My grandfather, Charles "Fred" Jones, worked his entire life with the Cincinnati Street Railway (aka Cincinnati Transit and Cincinnati Metro). He was the foreman of a "car barn" and loved streetcars. He was not very happy when they were replaced with buses. I wrote about his impressive record with the "bus company" both here and here.
|Photo Credit: Rombach and Groene|
Availabe for download from Cincinnati Metro site
The same Cincinnati Metro site had a picture of an incline that was known as the Bellevue or Elm Street incline.
|Mt. Adams Incline|
All of these forms of transportation were no longer available at the time of my birth, with the exception of the buses. The last incline stopped operating in 1948, one year before my birth. I know my grandfather hated the demise of the streetcar. I'm told that streetcar maintenance was much easier than the buses with their combustion engines. I find it interesting that Cincinnatians are once again voting to decide whether or not streetcars should be a part of the Cincinnati landscape. My grandfather would have loved it.