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1. 1914 Map of Greater Kansas City 1914 Map of Greater Kansas City 1914 Street map of Kansas City metropolitan area featuring successive circular lines in one mile intervals out from New Union Station. Rosedale, North Kansas City, Independence, and Kansas City, Kansas, are...

2. 1931 Road Map of Jackson County, Missouri 1931 Road Map of Jackson County, Missouri 1931 Map showing roads in Jackson County, Missouri. Legend indicates kind of road (macadam, graded, etc.). Section lines, electric lines, railroad lines, schools, and streams are also shown. Only a few major...

3. 8th Street Tunnel 8th Street Tunnel N.d. View of 8th Street tunnel and the West Bluffs and Quality Hill area of Kansas City, Missouri. Entrance to the tunnel is in view as well as railroad cars under the bridge leading to the tunnel.

4. A Dose of Rail Transit Reality for KC A Dose of Rail Transit Reality for KC January 11, 2011 A $1.8 million federal grant awarded in December to Jackson County included $540,000 to study a two-mile streetcar line from Crown Center to the River Market. The "streetcar system could be built for as...

5. All Aboard? All Aboard? December 6-12, 2012 Article describes controversial issues surrounding the downtown streetcar plan that was passed by the City Council and became the subject of a special election in 2012. The origin of the plan is traced...

6. An Old Way of Moving is Timely Once More An Old Way of Moving is Timely Once More June 23, 2007 June 23, 1957, marks the 50th anniversary of the last streetcar ride in Kansas City. Streetcars were introduced in Kansas City in the 1870s but were fazed out in the 1950s in favor of a more modern bus...

7. Automobile Headlight and Reflection Automobile Headlight and Reflection crica 1920s-1930s Close-up view of a chrome headlight showing the reflection of a passing streetcar, bicyclist, and buildings.

8. Bernard Corrigan Bernard Corrigan 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...

9. Biography of Bernard Corrigan (1847-1914), Railroad Magnate Biography of Bernard Corrigan (1847-1914), Railroad Magnate 2008

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

11. Biography of Willard E. Winner (1849-1929), Pioneer Builder, and Realtor Biography of Willard E. Winner (1849-1929), Pioneer Builder, and Realtor 2008

12. Country Club Line Streetcar Country Club Line Streetcar 1955 Route 56, Country Club line car crossing 62nd Terrace, between Brookside Plaza and Wornall Rd. The streetcar is heading south about to enter the Brookside Station. The building in the background is the...

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 Park Entrance Electric Park Entrance 1910 Heim line car #5 (Market Square, North Terrace Park on front of trolley) at entrance to first Electric Park at Montgall and Nicholson.

15. Electric Street Railway Car on Main Electric Street Railway Car on Main 1957-06-19 View of electric street railway car Number 784, Route 56, 63rd Street, Country Club. Located on Main Street at 31st Street.

16. End of Electric Transit Era 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.

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. Heartland Traction: The Interurban Lines of Kansas City Heartland Traction: The Interurban Lines of Kansas City 2006 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...

19. Horse Railroad City Directory Entries Horse Railroad City Directory Entries 1881 Listings for the four horse railroads in operation in 1881: (1) Westport & Kansas City Horse Railroad Company at "Westport Road, s. O. K. Creek," (2) Jackson County Horse Railroad at "Fourth, northeast...

20. In the 'City of the Future' Unique Streetcar Rise Raised Hair In the 'City of the Future' Unique Streetcar Rise Raised Hair August 18, 2010 Short article and postcard image of the Ninth Street Incline and West Bottoms District. The line was designed by civil engineer Robert Gillham and completed in 1885. At the time, it was one of only two...