Yes sir! My hometown. Top and bottom are the Bellvue incline I think. The middle is the Price Hill incline. Nice pics Royce, where did you find them?
Without more pictures this is pretty confusing. Are the crossing power lines high enough for the cars to miss them? How do the trolleys get off the cars at the bottom of the hill? I don't see any tracks or overhead wires for them, nor any platforms at their level when they arrive.
Looks scary! Seems there were 5 or 6 inclines in Cincinnati. Lots more info and pictures here: http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohhamilt/picsinclines.html
Must have been very stable to move the horse and loaded wagon! Bud.
Here's a shot from the bottom. This style of "Funicular" railway was used in various forms mostly in Europe where several examples still are in use today.
The photos are from 1905 when few automobiles existed anywhere.
Huh. We do things a bit differently here in the Shire, New Hampshire.
Cincinnati is interesting in the street railway sense, in that we had 2 overhead wires, as the city prohibited the return ground from going into the rails as in the majority of electric street railways. That's why you see 2 double trolley poles. Some of our inclines only went to the bottom and stopped, and the passengers would depart and reboard another street car or other transport.
There is talk here of reviving something along the lines of an incline. I believe the city still owns the right of way on some. You can find remains of abutments and stone foundation work here and there.
This is another Cincinnati incline railway from 1906.
This one is Price Hill, and it was for street or foot traffic only. It did not connect an electric streetcar line like the previous photos from Mt. Adams.
There is still an incline like this in operation in the Mount Washington section of Pittsburgh Pa.
They used to have a few of these here in my town as well.
Cute little steam engine Bill. Isn't that what they call a "Cog" railway or something like that?
scroll down a tad and watch the short video
Thanks Bill! Surprised I could remember that! Can't remember anything else, just ask my wife. Watching that video all I could keep thinking was "I think I can, I think I can"!!