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Frank J Munagle
28 Years of Cable Cars in Kansas City
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.
A Brief History of the F. A. of S. R. E.
Photo (of the author, organizer of the F. A. of S. R. E. street railway) and article about the history of the section of the Metropolitan Street Railway of Kansas City known as the "F. A. of S. R. E."...
A Civic Triumph
Article about the failure of the Metropolitan Street Railway Company to gain a long-term contract with the city for a franchise on street railways.
A Fight for Franchise Extension
Article about the Metropolitan Street Railway Company in Kansas City, Missouri, and its efforts to extend its franchise rights to 1951, with political and financial fighting against Mayor Henry Beardsley...
A Man That Made Good
Photos and biographical article about William Harrington, or Billy Harrington, succeeding William Satterlee as general superintendent of the Metropolitan Street Railway Company. Born in Ireland in 1872...
A Successful Secretary
Photo and biographical article about Julien Harvey, secretary of the Metropolitan Street Railway Company. Born in Marshall, Missouri in 1884 and raised in Kansas City before starting out as a reporter...
File contains the newspaper obituary (January 7, 1914, The Kansas City Times) for Bernard Corrigan (1847-1914), "contractor and former president of the Metropolitan Street Railway Company." Corrigan moved...
Biography of Bernard Corrigan (1847-1914), Railroad Magnate
Biography of Charles F. Morse (1839-1926), Businessman and Civic Leader
Photo and biographical article about Edward Butts, assistant to the president of the Metropolitan Railway Company, coming to "Kansas City in 1879 from Rensseller County New York" and becoming city engineer....
Electric Railway Trainman
Third volume of the magazine (formerly called the National Motorman and Conductor in the first two volumes) with photos, illustrations, and information on the Kansas City street railways and their operators,...
Fred B. Hume
Photo and biographical article about Fred Hume, supervisor of the rolling stock for the Metropolitan Street Railway Company.
From the Bottom Up: The Story of the Irish in Kansas City
Description of the street car empire of Bernard and Thomas Corrigan, gaining them much political and financial power in late 19th century Kansas City with the Metropolitan Street Railway Company.
History of the Street Railways in Kansas City [Part 6]
Part six in a series of articles by the Railwayan magazine about the history of Kansas City's street railways, including description of the Metropolitan Street Railway Company.
History of the Street Railways in Kansas City [Part 7]
Part seven in a series of articles by the Railwayan magazine about the history of Kansas City's street railways, including description of the Metropolitan Street Railway Company.
James H. Griffin
Photo and biographical article about James Griffin, or Jimmie Griffin, an electrical engineer for the Metropolitan Street Railway Company. Born in New York City in 1860 and coming to Kansas City in 1882...
John M. Egan
Photo and biographical article about John Egan, successor of Bernard Corrigan as "head of the Metropolitan Street Railway." Born in Massachusetts in 1848 and raised in Kansas City.
Mr. H. P. Crouse
Photo and biographical article about H. P. Crouse, successor of "J. H. Harvey as secretary to the president of the Metropolitan" Street Railway Company and a native of Ohio coming to Kansas City as a reporter...
MSRy Corporate History
A two page flow chart that displays the corporate history of the Metropolitan Street Railway from 1860 through 1926. The various street railway companies that were consolidated into the Kansas City Public...
Our Street Car System
Article details out where many of the streetcar lines are currently running as well as areas where future growth is expected. It mentions the Heim Electric line and the Leavenworth Electric line. Also...
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