The Mount Adams Incline was a funicular, or inclined railway, located in the Cincinnati neighborhood of Mount Adams. Completed in 1872, it was the longest-running of the city's five inclines, closing in 1948.[1] It has since been demolished.[2]

Mount Adams Incline
HeadquartersCincinnati, OH
LocaleCincinnati, OH
Dates of operation1872–1948
Track gauge4 ft 8+12 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge
Site of the former Mount Adams Incline, with crumbling piers still visible in center of photo.

The incline was 945 feet (288 m) long and carried streetcars and automobiles.[3]It began carrying horsecars in 1877, and it was later strengthened for use by electric streetcars, which were much heavier.[4]

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  1. ^ Schrage, Robert (Jul 1, 2006). Along the Ohio River: Cincinnati to Louisville. Arcadia Publishing. p. 16. ISBN 9780738543086. Retrieved 2013-05-27.
  2. ^ Cooper, Catherine (Apr 1984). "So Inclined: Scaling the Heights In Style". Cincinnati Magazine. p. 96. Retrieved 2013-05-05.
  3. ^ Federal Writers' Project (1943). Cincinnati, a Guide to the Queen City and Its Neighbors. Best Books on. p. 257. ISBN 9781623760519. Retrieved 2013-05-04.
  4. ^ Middleton, William D. (1967). The Time of the Trolley, pp. 15–16, 221. Milwaukee: Kalmbach Publishing. ISBN 0-89024-013-2.

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