At Washington Street (MP 123.7), where the Indianapolis Line turns away northeast to take up the erstwhile Big Four routing, another ex-Big Four line (once going to Cincinnati) heads away southeast to Beech Grove and beyond, and the CSX (ex B&O) Hamilton subdivision to the eponymous town in Ohio, continues due east, single track, yard limits, speed limit 30 mph, past State Street (MP 122.4), Pine Street (MP 121.9), where a southwest quadrant connector departs to the southeast to connect with the former Conrail track that passes overhead, Irvington (MP 119.7), where the line turns east-southeast and passes over a former PRR line to Hawthorne Yard, and the speed limit rises to 60-40, MP 116.7, where Direct Traffic Control starts at the beginning of the State block, a 3,900 ft. siding on the south side at Julietta (MP 113.5), where the State block ends and the Julie block starts, New Palestine, Fountaintown (MP 103.6), the 1,750 ft. siding on the south side at Morristown (MP 99.0), Gwynesville, the 3,500 ft. siding on the north side at Arlington (MP 92.1), the 1,300 ft. siding on the north side at Rushville (MP 85.1), where the speed limit is 15 mph, a PRR line once crossed at grade from southwest to northeast, a Big Four line once crossed at grade from northwest to south, the stub of a former Nickel Plate line still heads north, and the line turns east-northeast, with speed limit 60-40.
There is a 3,300 ft. siding on the north side at Manzy (MP 79.0), Glenwood, MP 75.1, where the speed limit falls to 50-40, a turn northeast, a speed limit of 35 mph from MP 73.0 to 71.0, reverting to 60-40 thereafter, a turn east, a 3,300 ft. siding on the north side at Salters (MP 68.8), where a northwest quadrant connector departs northeast to join the former Big Four line that then passes below, and a 1,750 ft. siding on the south side at Connersville (MP 67.3), where the speed limit is 25 mph. Across from the Connersville depot is a small yard and a large grain elevator. Leaving Connersville, with the speed limit now to 50-40, the line runs through undulating terrain between walls of trees close on either side of the track, turning northeast past the 3,350 ft. siding on the north side at Lyonsville (MP 62.9), south past Brownsville, where the speed limit is 35 mph for a short distance, east, north, southeast and south past Liberty (MP 53.0), east, and then southeast past the flat crossing (speed limit 40 mph) with the former C&O of Indiana at Cottage Grove (MP 48.2), where there is a connector in the northeast quadrant. Entering Ohio at College Corner, the line passes Oxford (MP 39.5), home of Miami University (of Ohio), where the speed limit is 35 mph from MP 41.7 to 38.3 before resuming 50-40, and the line turns south past Ogleton, and then east-southeast, past Woods, the 7,250 ft. siding at McGonigle (MP 33.2) and Hanover, southeast and then east past Edgewood, where the speed limit falls to 35 mph, southeast at Belt Junction (MP 26.9), where the speed limit falls to 15 mph, an industrial spur from Woods Yard and Champion Papers trails in from the north, and across the Great Miami River to join the ex-B&O line from Toledo, trailing in from the north at Hamilton (MP 25.4), where the passenger depot is on the west side of the line.