Winton Place to Hamilton

At Winton Place (MP 6.7), the late-1960s single-track 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, bridging over Mitchell Avenue and then Spring Grove Avenue on through girder bridges, joining the double-track route of the former CH&D at Spring Grove Avenue (MP 7.0)—that line has been abandoned between here and CT Junction—and heads northeast, with speed limit 35 mph,  past grade crossings with Chickering Avenue and King's Run Drive, Proctor & Gamble’s offices and manufacturing facilities on the east side of the line, with a bridge over the Mill Creek in the middle of them, at Ivorydale (MP 8.0), a grade crossing with June Street, and Emery Industries to the west, where there is a yard on the southeast side of the line.

The line runs up the Mill Creek Valley (initially, on the east side of the creek), past Elmwood Place (MP 8.5), Carthage (MP 9.2), Hartwell (MP 10.8), a bridge over the Mill Creek, and a crossing with Springfield Pike, where it starts to curve north with yard tracks on the east side at Maplewood (MP 11.2), Wyoming (MP 12.0), a bridge over a stream, Park Place, Woodlawn, where it turns north-northeast, a bridge carrying Glendale-Milford Road (SR 126) overhead, and Glendale (MP 15.0), with streets to the east and west, and a grade crossing with the Iron Horse Inn in the northwest corner, after which it turns north-northwest, Cementdale (MP 17.3), where there are spurs on both sides of the line and the speed limit rises to 50 mph, Muhlhauser, Stockton (MP 19.2), where it is heading northwest, MP 19.9, where the speed limit falls to 45 mph, MP 20, where Yard Limits start, Wayne (MP 21.9), Lindenwald (MP 23.6), where it turns just west of due north, there is an extra track on the west side, and the speed limit drops to 20 mph, a grade crossing with Hanover Street, a crossover, and a grade crossing with Walnut Street, to Hamilton (MP 25.4), where the ex-B&O line to Indianapolis heads northwest across the Great Miami River.

The two-storey brick passenger depot is on the west side of the line (in the vee of the junction), with a street to its west, and the ex-B&O line to Toledo, heads just east of due north as an erstwhile line once left on the west side, past  a grade crossing with Ludlow Street, a grade crossing with Maple Street, a through girder bridge over High Street, Old River Junction/Butler Street (MP 26.5), with B&O signals on signal bridges north of the junction, and on tall brackets on a post south of the junction, where the former PRR, now NS, line from Cincinnati trails in on the east side, with former PRR position signals on a post on its side of the junction, streets alongside to the east and west, a grade crossing with Butler Street, a crossover, a grade crossing with Dayton Street, the International Paper Company on the west side, a grade crossing with Heaton Street, and a grade crossing with Vine Street, edging north and then just east of due north again, with a spur trailing in from industry on the east side and extra track on the west side (the remains of that erstwhile line on that side), past detectors at MP 27.7, a bridge over the Great Miami River, and New River Junction (MP 28.0), where the NS (former PRR) line to New Castle heads away north, on the west side, and the former B&O Toledo line heads  northeast.