CT Junction to Winton Place

CT Junction (MP 0.9), up on the steelwork viaduct west-northwest of the C&O bridge, is the junction where the freight route into Queensgate Yard departs on the north side of the line and descends towards flood plain level at B&O Junction, while the ex-C&O double track main line continues on the steel viaduct, with speed limit 40 mph, turning north and crossing above the freight line to Tower A (MP 1.9), a flat crossing with connectors where the former CNO&TP (Norfolk Southern) line trails in from the south-southwest, the line into the NS Gest Street Yard heads north-northwest, and the line to the CSX Queensgate Yard heads north-northeast, past the rump of Cincinnati Union Terminal, with its single remaining platform on the east side of the line, where it turns north, past the CSX Intermodal Ramp on the east side, where the CUT locomotive and carriage facilities once were, to the north end of the NS Gest Street Yard, and past the south end of CSXs huge Queensgate Yard on the west side of the line.

The main line continues north-northeast, north-northwest past the switches at Hopple Street (MP 4.0), where the switches were added to the CTC in 2004, north to the crossovers at Colerain Interlocking (MP 5.0), at the north end of Queensgate Yard (an interlocking which replaced RH Tower and its B&O-style Color Position Light signals in 2004), where the speed limit falls to 35 mph, and then around to the northeast following the eastern edge Mill Creek Valley. At Winton Place (MP 6.7), the late-1960s connector to the former Cincinnati, Hamilton & Dayton line on the northwest side of the Mill Creek departs to the northeast, leaving the ex-New York Central line to Sharonville and the north and the ex-B&O main line to the east.