Welcome to ROLLSIGN GALLERY!
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Showing the history of public transportation through their destination
signs with the most comprehensive collection on the web!
This site was originally designed from December 18, 2004 to February 19, 2005.
Over time it has grown and improved, with new acquisitions, improved high resolution
rollsign images, photographs, and embedded YouTube videos.
This site was last updated SEPTEMBER 18, 2016.
Notices and Events:
ROLLSIGN GALLERY is beginning its SECOND DECADE online! I want to extend a personal
THANK YOU! to everyone that has visited the site, and have helped it expand and grow by purchasing
memorabilia. Your support has made Rollsign Gallery's presence expand world wide!
Several rollsign and electronic sign pages throughout the site have YouTube videos of the signs featured.
These web pages can be identified with the flag image "               ". Check out Rollsign Gallery's YouTube
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page, the memorial to Ray Neilson page, and the Transit Store pages. The revenue generated from this will
go towards the costs of keeping Rollsign Gallery online, and any surplus will go towards new material.
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What's new with the September 18, 2016 update:
- ONE NEW ROLLSIGN has been added to the York Region Transit page. It is accessible through the Ontario provincial hub page.
- ONE NEW SYSTEM is represented fro the State of Michigan: Downtown Area Shuttle - Grand Rapids, Michigan, with ONE NEW
ROLLSIGN image and a photo of the vehicle it came from.
- The last remaining rollsign in the HAMILTON, ONTARIO section (Page 2) has been upgraded to a scale image. Now all Hamilton
rollsign images are scale images.
- ONE NEW CITY is represented from the State of Alabama: MOBILE, ALABAMA, with one NEW rollsign image. Along with this
addition, a new hub page for the State of Alabama has been created.
- ONE NEW STATE is represented: ARIZONA, with two new rollsign images from the City of PHOENIX, plus a photo of the type of bus
they came from.
The two rollsigns were donated to the collection by Dale Knutson.
- ONE NEW CITY is represented: WASHINGTON, D.C., with two new rollsign images and a photo of the type of bus they came from.
Also, ONE NEW STATE is represented: MARYLAND, with one new rollsign image from the City of ANNAPOLIS. With the addition of
these locations, a new hub page has also been created for both D.C. and MARYLAND, on the same hub page.
- ONE NEW CITY is represented from the State of Kentucky: LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY, with one NEW rollsign image. Along with this
addition, a new hub page for the State of Kentucky has been created.
- ONE NEW CITY is represented from the State of Ohio: CINCINNATI, OHIO, with two NEW rollsign images and a photo of the bus
they came from. As well, an additional page accessible from the Cincinnati page has been created showing the process of how Queen
City Metro created the rollsigns in house.
The photos and information for this page was provided to Rollsign Gallery by Clifford Kuhl.
- ONE NEW STATE is represented: MAINE, with one new rollsign image from the City of SOUTH PORTLAND.
- THREE NEW ROLLSIGN insert sections have been added to the EDEN PRAIRIE, MINNESOTA page.
- ONE NEW CITY is represented from the State of Minnesota: BURNSVILLE, MINNESOTA, with one NEW rollsign image. This new
addition is on the same page as the Eden Prairie rollsign images.
- ONE NEW CARRIER is represented in the Intercity / Private Systems page: OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY, with one rollsign image and
one photo of the type of bus it came from.
- TWO NEW ELECTRONIC SIGN LISTS have been added: NIAGARA FALLS, ONTARIO and TRANSLINK from BRITISH COLUMBIA.
- BEHIND THE SCENES (sort of): A NEW COPYRIGHT MESSAGE will be phased in over the first few months of 2016. Rather than a
text message, it will be a transparent image with the text. This alteration will allow the change of the Copyright date each year to be
done by replacing a single image, rather than updating hundreds of text fields. While this change is phased in, some pages will still show
a 2015 Copyright date, however the site is up to date on its Copyright protection.
What's new with the January 7, 2016 update:
- FOUR NEW ROLLSIGNS have been added to the Edmonton, Alberta page, along with a rear 3 digit rollsign assembly and a photo of
the bus all these signs came from.
All five signs were donated to Rollsign Gallery by Ken Baker.
- The information pertaining to the CORNWALL, ONTARIO linen rollsign has been updated to reflect its correct history. Along with
the update, a new photo of a Cornwall electric trolley bus has been added.
- ONE NEW CITY and STATE are now represented: Omaha, Nebraska, with TWO NEW SIGN images.
- ONE NEW ROLLSIGN has been added to the New York City page: New York MTA Bus front rollsign from 100th Street Depot. It is
accessible from the New York State hub page.
- ONE NEW CITY and STATE are now represented: Tulsa, Oklahoma, with ONE NEW SIGN image.
- TWO NEW ROLLSIGNS have been added to the Ohio State University page. They are accessible through the Intercity Carriers hub
page.
- ONE NEW ELECTRONIC SIGN LIST PAGE has been added: El Paso, Texas.
- ONE NEW ELECTRONIC SIGN DEVICE has been added to the collection: a Gulton/Luminator "Slim" Control Console.
- A HUGE NEW ADDITION HAS BEEN ADDED TO THE WEBSITE: A scanned Parts and Maintenance Manual from Transign,
Copyright 1984. This 96 page manual showcases all the various model signs and sign boxes, including a later section for late model
frames and run number fixtures. This manual can be accessed from the "Other Links" section of the home page.
What's new with the May 10, 2016 update:
- ONE NEW ROLLSIGN has been added to the Kitchener, Ontario page. The sign was donated to Rollsign Gallery by John McDonnell.
In addition, the last low resolution Kitcnener, Ontario front rollsign has been upgraded to a scale image.
- ONE NEW ROLLSIGN has been added to the Sarnia, Ontario page.
- ONE NEW CITY is represented in the Province of Ontario: SUDBURY, ONTARIO with a collection of jumbo front rollsign panels that
make up a near complete front rollsign, and a simulated image to complete the set.
- TWO NEW ROLLSIGN and ONE NEW DESTINATION SIGN WINDOW STICKER have been added to the Terre Haute, Indiana page
along with two new photos. In addition, a third new photo was added relating to the existing signs
(donated by James Roach-Willman).
- ONE NEW ROLLSIGN has been added to the Detroit, Michigan page.
- ONE NEW ROLLSIGN has been added to the Louisville, Kentucky page.
- ONE NEW ROLLSIGN insert has been added to the "Unidentified Signs" page in the Intercity/Private Carriers section.
ANY HELP IDENTIFYING WHAT CITY OR CARRIER THIS SIGN INSERT IS FROM WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED!
- ONE NEW ELECTRONIC SIGN has been added to the collection, and is displayed in the ELECTRONIC SIGN GALLERY.
(The electronic sign was donated to Rollsign Gallery by Jeremy Dickson.)
- MORE BEHIND THE SCENES (sort of): The new Copyright message has been phased in on all but a select few web pages that need
further work. Another experiment going on is a change to the watermark process to even better protect the rollsign images and
photos on the website as well as donated material.