The Green Line – CERA Bulletin 134 is name the locals called the Cincinnati, Newport & Covington Railway. The railway provided fast and convenient transportation across the Ohio river between Cincinnati, OH and the smaller communities of Newport & Covington, Ky. The CN&C Railway used a fleet of single and double truck streetcars.
The Green Line – CERA Bulletin 134 traces the history of the Cincinnati, Newport & Covington Railway from its inception as a horse car line (1860s) to electric trolleys (1890s) to bus line (1950s) through 1999. The book is full of pictures, maps, newspaper articles and even picture postcards (B&W and Color) that trace the line’s history until its absorption into the Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky. Today the successor organization is ranked one of the finest small transit systems in the U.S.
The Green Line – CERA Bulletin 134 tells the story how the company responded by initiating interstate trolley coach as times changed. The railway even obtained the exclusive right to serve the Greater Cincinnati airport on its opening. The transition to all rubber-tired service and the change in public ownership are also examined give the reader a comprehensive overview of how management worked to maintain profitability as automobile competition intensified.
The publisher of the The Green Line – CERA Bulletin 134 the Central Electric Railfan’s Association (CERA), was formed 1938. The CERA encourages the study of the history, equipment, and operations of urban, suburban, interurban and main line electric railways. This book is the 134th “Bulletin” published by the organization. A number of those publications are available on this site. Meetings are also held monthly by the organization in Chicago, IL. More information about the CERA is available at www.cera-chicago.org/.
The The Green Line – CERA Bulletin 134 is a wonderful history of the Cincinnati, Newport & Covington Railroad of the growth of transportation and industry beginning with the construction of the bridge (1866) linking of Cincinnati, OH with Northern Kentucky over the Ohio River. Any railroad buff of Midwestern Interurban history should add this book to their collection.
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