Live in Black Diamond and want to go shopping in Seattle or conduct business in the big city? The railroads didn't always make this easy in the early 1900's. From out of the way terminal locations to inconvenient schedules, the railroad's bread and butter was shipping coal and thus their #1 priority. Accommodating people could often get in the way. As a result, alternative services would occasionally spring up - providing people oriented transportation. In 1924, The Diamond Stage Company provided "bus" service along the Seattle - Black Diamond run.
Image courtesy Roger Parry and the Black Diamond Historical Society, circa 1924
For a period, Diamond Stage maintained a terminal in what was once the Krause Saloon located just behind the Railroad Terminal. A similar service was also maintained between Seattle and Enumclaw but I am not sure how the two services may have been connected. The vehicle we see above was called a Locomobile and manufactured by a company called Locomobile Company of America. They built these and other automobiles between 1899 and 1929.