Dayton Rollsigns

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City Transit 435
Rollsign found in a 1947 Pullman-Standard Dayton based at Western Ave. Thanks to the Illinois Railway Museum for rolling the sign for me.
City Transit Western Ave Marmon-Herrington
Along with nearly all the Pullmans (the exception being 45, and the ex-D-X 1940 Pullmans), Marmon Herringtons on the east-west routes were also based at Western Ave. This is a rollsign from one of them. I fished it out of a junkyard in 1988.
City Transit Bolander Ave Marmon-Herrington
The north-south routes (5, 7, 8 and 9) were based out of Bolander Ave. This is a rollsign from one of those Marmon Herringtons. I fished it out of a junkyard in 1988.
City Transit GM Old Look
This rollsign was what the ex-New Orleans TDH-5105s were equipped with. I fished it out of a junkyard in 1988.
Post 1987-90s rebuild Flyer
The 1976 Flyer signs were unchanged from delivery until 1987. At that point, routes and numbers were rearranged. The precariousness of the state of the trolley system in Dayton was illustrated by the fact that all that was changed were several exposures on the ex-Route 5 north end being changed to Route 8, and a hasty spray paint with a stencil of 5 VALLEY ST onto a previously blank exposure. Upon rebuilding in 1992, new signs were eventually installed in the Flyers. This sign was pieced together from snippets found in two Flyers being auctioned in 1995.
An as-delivered ETI production sign
The 54 ETI/Skoda 14Tr trolleybuses were delivered with this sign combination. Interestingly, this was the first new sign setup in Dayton where the route number was independent from the destination. Previously, the two ex-Edmonton BBCs retained their individual route numbering gear, and were retrofitted with only a route sign. Subsequently, the destination part of the signs were updated, although the numbers were retained. I captured the exposures here on the Russ Schultz Birthday fantrip in 2000.
A Chicago 'L' sign
While not Dayton, this is a sign dated 1963 from a Chicago 'L' 6000. I obtained the sign at the Illinois Railway Museum in the 1980s.

These signs were built in Corel Draw, the exposures extracted a frame at a time, and then the exposures stitched together as a GIF file.

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