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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. 9th Street 9th Street 1888 Looking east along 9th from Washington. Shows cable car.

3. A Trolley Builder Gone A Trolley Builder Gone June/26/1913 Biographical article about George Townsend, one of the promoters of the Kansas City, Saint Joseph & Excelsior Springs electric line, reported missing.

4. Biography of Robert Gillham (1854-1899), Rapid Transit Pioneer Biography of Robert Gillham (1854-1899), Rapid Transit Pioneer 1999

5. Cable Car Work Cable Car Work 1886 Early view of Kansas City, looking west along 12th from Main at workers laying cable car tracks. First Baptist Church in the background located at 12th and Baltimore.

6. Cable Cars Cable Cars

7. 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.

8. Cable Cars in Kansas City Cable Cars in Kansas City [1969] A 10 page typewritten paper on the history of cable cars in Kansas City from their introduction in 1885 to discontinuation in 1913, with details about their construction and operation as early streetcars....

9. Cable Railway in Kansas City Cable Railway in Kansas City June 11, 1972

10. 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...

11. Change in Tram Plan: New Downtown Traffic Center Setup Effective Tomorrow Change in Tram Plan: New Downtown Traffic Center Setup Effective Tomorrow April/28/1956 Article about changes and closings in some street railway routes, but unverified as to the above tidbit, from the local history index card.

12. 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...

13. Dodson Line 65 Dodson Line 65 Summer 1950 75th and Wornall, electric railway. On back of photograph, written in blue ink, "KCPS 1175 (Dodson), 75th @ Wornall, Summer 1950."

14. Electric Trolley Electric Trolley World's first electric trolley car invented and operated in Kansas City by John C. Henry in 1885, replacing non-electric trolleys by 1913 and quitting themselves in 1959.First application of the word,...

15. 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....

16. 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.

17. G. M. Hopkins' Map of Kansas City, Missouri G. M. Hopkins' Map of Kansas City, Missouri 1886 Map of Kansas City showing major wards, streets, neighborhoods, subdivisions, railway lines, horse car lines, cable lines, and motor lines. Red ink markings added at a later date. Stamped at the top: "Compliments...

18. Hair-Raising Ninth Street Incline Is Recalled Hair-Raising Ninth Street Incline Is Recalled October/13/1953 Recollections about the 9th Street Incline and the last cable line run in Kansas City forty years ago.

19. Horse and Cable Railways Horse and Cable Railways Information on the horse and cable street railways of the city.

20. 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)...