Route 70 - Oakley
This route just barely went through the southeastern tip of Norwood on Madison Road at Edwards Road and was probably
used by the Norwood citizens near it and the workers at the LeBlond plant and other nearby businesses. It was relabeled Route "A" when
the Cincinnati Transit Company took over and Route 11 by SORTA. (Note: Edwards Road, Robertson Avenue and Duck Creek do not connect
today, because of I-71.)
|Partial map of Route 70 (in blue), with Norwood section indicated in red. Passengers
with destinations north on Edwards Road, e.g. Norwood and the Oakley
racetrack, or south to Hyde Park, would transfer to the Edwards
Road Branch car (Route 67?) at the Madison Road/Edwards Road intersection.
||Route 70 Oakley, ca. spring 1947, entering the Madison and Edwards Road
intersection from the east, heading back downtown. Two years later, the
street cars on this route were replaced with trolley buses using the same
overhead electric lines. Around 15 or so years later, diesel buses replaced
the trolleys on this and other routes.
The route was "From 4th and Main on Main to 5th, to Broadway, to viaduct, to Gilbert Avenue, to McMillan, to
Woodburn Avenue, to Madison Road, to B. & O. R. R. at Oakley (a loop);
returning over same route to Broadway, to 4th, to Main."