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Rental Exhibit

Historical Photographs of the Puget Sound Electric Railway
Curated by Warren Wing

Frequent, Fast, Safe Service,ä was the motto of Puget Sound's mass-transit system from 1902 to 1928. Indeed, you could take the Puget Sound Electric Railwayâs Interurban from Auburn to Seattle in under an hour, EVERY half-hour, for about 25 cents. Stops made at every little town; between Auburn and Kent, the Interurban stopped at Christopher, Meredith, White River, and Thomas. It hauled people to work, shoppers to Seattle, and mail and express cargos around the region.

Local historian, author and everyoneâs favorite guest speaker, Warren Wing curated this exhibit from his own collection of historical photographs. The 43 images visually take you from Tacoma to Seattle, showing the cars, their interior, scenery, stations, signals, and the track unique to this electric railway. Many of the images were taken in 1915 survey for the Puget Sound Electric Railway then newly installed system of semaphores.

Count on railway fans coming out of the woodwork for this exhibit. We suggest coupling this display with a lecture by Warren Wing and a panel discussion on current mass transit questions. The video, shown frequently on Channel 9, The Seattle Tacoma Interurban Railway, by Warren Wing is a natural to show with this exhibit and sell.

Sample Photo & Poster  (click image for larger version)

Rental Package

"Interurban Revisited: Historical Photographs of the Puget Sound Electric Railway" consists of:

43, 11ä x 14ä images framed to 16ä x 20,ä with labels
Black and white images, ivory mat, black metal frame
7, 17ä x 24ä full-color posters for Sounder Stations
The Seattle Tacoma Interurban Railway, video by Warren Wing
Sample press release, invite and poster

$300 for the first month, $150 for each consecutive month thereafter. Borrower responsible for pick-up and return from the White River Valley Museum.

Patricia Cosgrove, Director
White River Valley Museum
253 288-7433