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A C Shewey & Company
Biography of Robert Gillham (1854-1899), Rapid Transit Pioneer
Cable Cars--An Adventure: City's Early Day Transit Line Ran along Old 'Ninth Street' Incline
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.
Cable Cars in Kansas City
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....
Cable Railway in Kansas City
June 11, 1972
Cable Railways: Their History, and Use in America
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...
Did You Know. ..?
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...
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,...
Engineering--The Kansas City Cable Railway
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.
First Trolley Cars
First practical overhead trolley line run on May 1, 1885.
Hair-Raising Ninth Street Incline Is Recalled
Recollections about the 9th Street Incline and the last cable line run in Kansas City forty years ago.
Horse and Cable Railways
Information on the horse and cable street railways of the city.
Kansas City Has Had Transit System since the Civil War
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)...
Kansas City: An American Story
Maps, illustrations, photos, and descriptions of Kansas City's streetcar and railway systems in the late 19th century, including the 8th Street Tunnel, the 9th Street Incline, and the 12th Street Incline,...
Ninth Street Incline
Photo of the "incline on the cable line," of 9th Street.
Information about public utilities such as telegraph, gas, urban transportation, horse and mule cars, cable cars, and electric cars.
Shewey's Map City St. Louis
Map of the city of St. Louis showing streets, parks, ward boundaries, public buildings and institutions, railroad lines and depots, the Mississippi River, and routes for cable cars, electric cars, horse...
Street Railway System
Several references and short articles about Kansas City's street railway system, including both cable and electric cars and related topics.
Street Railway Transportation
Exterior view of No. 341 cable car with what appears to be two employees and two passengers. Words on top of car read: Stockyards, Union Depot, Armourdale, 12th Street.
Information about the Kansas City and Westport Horse Railroad, streetcars, trolleys, cable cars, the 8th Street tunnel, and incline as well as about the men responsible like Nehemiah Holmes, Bernard Corrigan,...
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