Buy Used
$49.99
Used: Very Good | Details
Sold by 2Fold Media
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: NO writing or highlighting. Binding tight. Slight shelf wear to dust jacket. Hardback cover very good.
Trade in your item
Get a $2.40
Gift Card.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

A Splendid Ride: The Streetcars of Kansas City, 1870-1957 Hardcover – November 1, 2002


Amazon Price New from Used from
Hardcover, November 1, 2002
"Please retry"
$30.00 $28.10

Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Kansas City Star Books; First Edition - First Printing edition (November 2002)
  • ISBN-10: 0972273980
  • ISBN-13: 978-0972273985
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 10 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.8 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,433,086 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5 stars
5 star
3
4 star
1
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
See all 4 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Charles Voogd on August 8, 2006
Verified Purchase
Although I've never been in Kansas City this book tells its story so vividly it's like being almost there.

This a beautiful book, a labor of love.

There's not too much text which makes it perfectly understanding. It has no endless rosters of equipment (others will miss those I think) but its main focus is in general history.

Although the 3 maps are on the small side - I'd rather had those in fold-outs so I could give this book 6 stars - but readible with a good pair of glasses.

The whole work is so beautifully printed and has a great design. Really you'll love it.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By E. Eugene Meunier on September 13, 2005
Good historical review of bygone era of the streetcar in a major U.S. city. Many cities are returning to that mode of transportation..now known as light rail
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By Eugene A. Nick on August 26, 2006
The book is a good blend of maps, photos and interesting history

which add life to the stories I was told in my youth when I lived

in K.C.K. Reading this also helps in the undestanding of urban

problems due to the lack of good and fast public transportation.

All in All I love history and this give it to you from many sides.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By Elmo Peterson on October 22, 2008
With the city contemplating spending almost a billion dollars on "light rail" er streetcars, it's interesting to see what we once had. This book is about the rise and fall of the streetcar in Kansas City from the early days to its ultimate demise in 1957.

You can still see some of the remnants of the system in our streets here in KC. The wide parkway along the east side of Wornall and Brookside was originally a streetcar line that had its own separate track. If you're interested in what the city looked like before we got here and what it was like, you'll like this book. Just imagine what we'd have if we had kept the streetcars instead of the downtown loop.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Customer Images


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?