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1. 28 Years of Cable Cars in Kansas City 28 Years of Cable Cars in Kansas City Summer, 1993 Article about the history and unique facts about cable cars and street railways other than the electric type in Kansas City, detailing each company, with photos.

2. Cable Cars--An Adventure: City's Early Day Transit Line Ran along Old 'Ninth Street' Incline Cable Cars--An Adventure: City's Early Day Transit Line Ran along Old 'Ninth Street' Incline December//1978 History of street cars in its changing forms from the "abortive attempt. ..in 1860 to start a street railway" drawn by horses, to cable cars, electric cable cars, and finally buses.

3. Cable Railways: Their History, and Use in America Cable Railways: Their History, and Use in America July//1889 Article about the history and use of cable cars or early street railways in America by Kansas City engineer Robert Gillham. Contains a biographical sketch of him at the end.

4. Cable Railways: Their History, and Use in America Cable Railways: Their History, and Use in America July//1889 History of street railways, starting with animal-drawn cable cars in London and Philadelphia in the early 1850s, and later in Kansas City. Career biography of Robert Gillham, as well, with his work with...

5. Did You Know. ..? Did You Know. ..? March-April//1987 Article contains four historic facts about the following: (1) the Holmes Street Railway, (2) the placement of streets in the Midtown district "in a basic grid pattern," (3) the first automobile built in...

6. Engineering--Kansas City Cable Railway Engineering--Kansas City Cable Railway February//1885 Technical description of the engineering and construction techniques applied in building the cable railway system in Kansas City with its "many difficult features to overcome," especially bluffs and hills....

7. Engineering--The Kansas City Cable Railway Engineering--The Kansas City Cable Railway December//1883 Article describing Kansas City's "first duplicate cable railway built and operated in the world," with its design for safety and elevated tracks around Union Depot above Union Avenue.

8. Kansas City Has Had Transit System since the Civil War Kansas City Has Had Transit System since the Civil War August//1971 History of the public transit systems of the city since the Civil War, including mule cars, cable cars, trolleys, electric street cars, and even subways (on 8th Street under the bluff, closed in the 1920s)...

9. Micheal Toohey Kept Folks 'Wide Awake' at the Junction Micheal Toohey Kept Folks 'Wide Awake' at the Junction Fall//1995 Photo and biographical article about Michael Toohey, or Wide Awake Toohey, a watchman (and Union Civil War veteran) at the Junction of 9th, Main and Delaware Streets (for cable cars, streetcars and pedestrians)...

10. Robert Gillham, Civil Engineer Robert Gillham, Civil Engineer April//1995 Biographical article about Kansas City civil engineer and cable car line designer Robert Gillham (1854-1899), with portrait and copies of vital records. The article describes his life and career. He was...

11. Street Railway System Street Railway System January-December//1892 Several references and short articles about Kansas City's street railway system, including both cable and electric cars and related topics.

12. The First Trolley Car The First Trolley Car August//1909 Photo (of Kansas City's first regular motorman), illustration (of an early day trolley car), and article about the origins of electric cable cars in Kansas City, starting with inventor and engineer John...

13. The Gateway of Kansas: A Supplement to Harper's Weekly The Gateway of Kansas: A Supplement to Harper's Weekly September 15, 1888 Illustration of cable car railways on the 9th Street Incline and the 8th Street Tunnel.

14. The Supplanting of the Mule The Supplanting of the Mule June/15/1897 Story of the passing of the mule-drawn street cars, instituted by the Holmes family, to make way for cable cars and electric street cars.

15. This Was Kansas City--Cable Car Days This Was Kansas City--Cable Car Days June 1, 1948 Article about the history of local street railways with a photo of a street car of the Troost Ave., Washington & Summit St. Cable.