History of Seattle Municipal Railway's Division C, the streetcar line that once connected Burien with White Center and Seattle.
August 18, 2005
Contract with Seattle Electric Company

Two letters between the HP&LB and the Seattle Electric Company (soon to be Puget Sound Traction, Light and Power) discussing details of the rental of one streetcar in 1912.

Seattle, July 8, 1912

Highland Park & Lake Burien Railroad,
633 Pioneer Building,
Seattle, Washington.


At the request of Mr. W. H. Murphy of your company and your Secretary, F. W. Mitchell, we turned over to you on June 2, 1912, one single truck closed passenger car #104, fully equipped for service on line of your company, at a daily rental of $5.00; it being understood that car when turned over to you was in good condition and that all repairs or maintenance which may be necessary in the operation of this car while in your service should be made at the expense of the Highland Park & Lake Burien Railroad.

It is further understood and agreed between the Highland Park & Lake Burien Railroad and this company, that this company will not be responsible for any damage to property or injury to persons which may occur while this car is under rental by the Highland Park & Lake Burien Railroad or in operation on your lines, either by reason of faulty handling, mechanical failure or defect, or any other cause.

It is further understood that at the expiration of sixty (60) days from this date if the Highland Park & Lake Burien Railroad purchase this car or any other car from this company, that any sum paid as rental on said car during this period of sixty (60) days shall be applied to the purchase price.

If the foregoing terms are acceptable a reply indicating acceptance will be considered as binding this agreement.

Yours truly,
H. T. Edgar,

Correspondence #27309

Highland Park & Lake Burien R.R.

Seattle, Wash, July 12, 1912

Puget Sound Traction, Light & Power Co.,


In response to your favor of the 8th by Mr. Edgar, regarding the rental of the single-truck passenger car No. 104, beg to advise this letter is in accordance with our understanding, and we hereby agree to the terms and conditions as outlined in your letter of July eighth.

Yours truly,
W. H. Murphy,


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