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1914 Map of Greater Kansas City
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...
1931 Road Map of Jackson County, Missouri
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...
8th Street Tunnel
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.
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...
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...
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...
Automobile Headlight and Reflection
Close-up view of a chrome headlight showing the reflection of a passing streetcar, bicyclist, and buildings.
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 Robert Gillham (1854-1899), Rapid Transit Pioneer
Biography of Willard E. Winner (1849-1929), Pioneer Builder, and Realtor
Country Club Line Streetcar
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...
Dodson Line 65
75th and Wornall, electric railway. On back of photograph, written in blue ink, "KCPS 1175 (Dodson), 75th @ Wornall, Summer 1950."
Electric Park Entrance
Heim line car #5 (Market Square, North Terrace Park on front of trolley) at entrance to first Electric Park at Montgall and Nicholson.
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.
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.
G. M. Hopkins' Map of Kansas City, Missouri
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...
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...
Horse Railroad City Directory Entries
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...
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...
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