Cincinnati on the Go
History of Mass Transit
by Allen J. Singer

Transportation in a different time in Cincinnati, Ohio

"An excellent social history not only of how Cincinnatians have gotten around, but also of how the city has developed its urban environment over the decades." - Author Kevin Grace

Coming October 25th, 2004 this sequel and companion to The Cincinnati Subway takes the reader on a unique trip through Cincinnati starting over a hundred years ago. With over 200 pictures and illustrations, many rare and never before published, this book explores the various modes of transportation used in the Queen City seen through the eyes of the everyday Cincinnatian. Not just a nostalgia trip, Cincinnati on the Go shows how the people got around a city not yet besieged with clogged highways and modern automobiles.

Included in this volume you will find:

* Ohio River transportation: steamboats, packets and the Miami-Erie Canal
* Horse-drawn vehicles
* Incline planes, cable cars and the steam dummy
* The earliest automobiles to appear on city streets
* Passenger railroad travel and early steam trains
* The Cincinnati Street Railway streetcars
* Art Deco streetcars of the 1940s
* Gasoline-powered and trolley buses
* The Covington Green Line streetcars
* The Cincinnati and Lake Erie and the other Interurbans
* Vintage street scenes around the city

This book is not just a collection of static images and pictures of buildings. It has been brought to life by the people who lived in the city and rode the vehicles. You will find out what it was like to ride steamboats to Coney Island, travel on streetcars up the inclines to the resorts on Mount Adams and Price Hill, and ride cross-country on a passenger train in the 1940s.

All these topics and more are explored in Cincinnati on the Go, an exciting and informative photographic journey of mass transportation in a medium-sized Midwestern river town.

Cincinnati on the Go will be available for $19.99 in bookstores all around Cincinnati beginning October 25, 2004, and online at and You can order it directly from me, just drop me a line at

You may also order directly from the publisher at

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