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John a Miller
John F Gregory
Edward a Conrad
$3,335,000 Program for Kansas City
Article about the introduction of "100 new street cars, 34 new motor buses and 106 new trolley buses at a total expense of $3,335,000."
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.
Biography of Bernard Corrigan (1847-1914), Railroad Magnate
Building Good Employee Relations in Kansas City
Article explaining the organization of management of the Kansas City Railways company, especially pertaining to maintaining employee satisfaction, with flow charts and graphs.
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....
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,...
Electric Street Railway Car on Main
View of electric street railway car Number 784, Route 56, 63rd Street, Country Club. Located on Main Street at 31st Street.
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,...
End of Electric Transit Era
January 4, 1959
Photo and caption about the end and history of the city's electric street cars, with history since 1884.
Era of Street Car Draws Near Its Close
Article about the end of Kansas City's street car transportation.
Handling Doubled Traffic with Dispatch
Article about the management of heavy traffic in such large crowds as the American Legion Convention at the Liberty Memorial in 1921, with photos.
Hash! Stories of Old Westport
Story about the author as a child with his mother "on one of the old mule cars that carried the folks from Westport to Kansas City," also mentioning its routes.
Heartland Traction: The Interurban Lines of Kansas City
This book contains information concerning the interurban railway lines in the Kansas City metropolitan area. Included are: Kansas City, Leavenworth & Western (the Leavenworth Line); Kansas City, Lawrence...
History of Kansas City, Missouri
Chapter about Kansas City's street railway system and various street railway companies, with photos of prominent people in the system.
Hobbyists Travel Far to Take Last Street Car
Article about the photograph-heavy visitation by the Central Electric Railfans association from Chicago of the last street car rides in Kansas City.
How Mass Transportation Is Conducted in Greater Kansas City: The "Heart of America"
Extensive article about the corresponding growth of Kansas City and its public transportation system, starting in 1869 with mule-drawn cars up to the Kansas City Public Service Company's streetcars and...
Hughes' Kansas City Views
Photos of the "park on the Kansas City and Independence electric line."
In Kansas City This Week
Listings of street car routes in the periodical starting with the February 7-13 issue.
Interurban to Westport
Article about the history of horse and mule-drawn street cars and other early "communications between Westport and its port city of Kansas City, four miles away," starting in 1850, including the Kansas...
Photo and bio of Judge John Stone, a real estate investor born in Alabama in 1842 and coming to Kansas City in 1885 as a streetcar line promoter with residence at 3032 Prospect Avenue.
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