- 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 (6 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,243,723 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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A Splendid Ride: The Streetcars of Kansas City, 1870-1957 Hardcover – November, 2002
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Top Customer Reviews
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.
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This looks like a coffee-table book that you would never read because it's jam-packed with so many pictures and illustrations. Read morePublished 15 months ago by All thumbs