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1. A Civic Triumph A Civic Triumph January/8/1910 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.

2. A Development Tool and Transportation System A Development Tool and Transportation System August/14-20/1997 Discusses the need for a system of light rail transportation in Kansas City.

3. A Fight for Franchise Extension A Fight for Franchise Extension December/4/1909 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...

4. A Leadership Void Surrounds Light Rail Issue A Leadership Void Surrounds Light Rail Issue October/22-28/1998 Discusses the issues surrounding the ballot proposal for implementation of a light rail system.

5. Best Street Railway Jobs in the Country Best Street Railway Jobs in the Country May//1923 Short article and table of hourly wages for street railway workers in many cities, Saint Louis having the only higher wages than Kansas City.

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

7. Broadway Business Group Restates Its Position on Light Rail Broadway Business Group Restates Its Position on Light Rail October/2-8/1997 Details objections to installation of a light rail transportation system along Broadway in midtown Kansas City.

8. Building Good Employee Relations in Kansas City Building Good Employee Relations in Kansas City January/12/1924 Article explaining the organization of management of the Kansas City Railways company, especially pertaining to maintaining employee satisfaction, with flow charts and graphs.

9. Business, Neighborhood Opposition Defeats Light Rail for Kansas City Business, Neighborhood Opposition Defeats Light Rail for Kansas City September 2001 Kansas City residents voted overwhelmingly last month to kill a $793 million light rail system in a contentious election that pitted city hall against the major chamber of commerce and some neighborhood...

10. Cable Cars Cable Cars

11. 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.

12. 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....

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

14. 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...

15. Can Light Rail Get Back on Track? Can Light Rail Get Back on Track? October, 1998 Article about the prospects for the "20-year-old plan to bind the metropolitan area together with modern trolley cars," part of "Kansas City's new FOCUS plan, a detailed, ambitious blueprint designed to...

16. Chastain Launches New Petition Drive Focusing on Transportation at Union Station Chastain Launches New Petition Drive Focusing on Transportation at Union Station June-July/26-2/1997 Discusses petition drive launched by activist Clay Chastain to incorporate transportation into the redevelopment of Union Station.

17. Chastain Sues Star and Others for Libel Chastain Sues Star and Others for Libel February 2000 Discusses the lawsuit brought by activist Chastain against the Kansas City Star and others for libel.

18. Chastain's Big Fight: Libel Suits Against the Star Chastain's Big Fight: Libel Suits Against the Star February/10-16/2000 Discusses the lawsuit brought by activist Chastain against the Kansas City Star and others for libel.

19. Clay Versus Gray Clay Versus Gray September-October/30-6/1999 Editorial detailing the activities of political consultant Pat Gray, particularly in regard to Clay Chastain's light-rail proposals.

20. Clipboard in Hand. . . Again Clipboard in Hand. . . Again June/15-21/2000 Discusses activist Clay Chastain's renewed efforts to place a light rail plan before the voters in Kansas City.