Rollsigns from Barrie, ON
Barrie Transit, as a municipal service, began in September of 1972. It has had
several contracted operators through it's history, the most noteable one being
the highway coach carrier "Penetang-Midland Coach Lines" (PMCL).
This mylar side route
sign is off retired (and
now scrapped) 1980
Orion OBI 01.504
#80627. The sign is
dated April 11, 1983,
and has 25
exposures.
Its sign tag is shown
below.
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The last three
exposures
were a later
addition to
the sign.
This mylar side
route sign was
kindly donated to
me by Barrie
Transit. It appears
it was designed
originally for an
Orion bus. The
sign's print date is
January 11, 1990.
It has 19
exposures.
Its sign tag is
shown below.
This mylar front route sign was
rescued (with permission) from
one of Barrie Transit's trash
bins! It is understandable as
there is a long section missing
from the right side of it, torn
from the wear of rolling
(represented by the gray area
on the image). It is off 1981
GMC T6H-5307N #81637. This
sign has no print date, however
this style appeared to have
debuted in 1997. It has 20
exposures.

An interesting note about these
signs: The company who
manufactured them used mylar
that was rather translucent. The
flourescent tube light that
illuminated it was highly visible
through the "white" letters!
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The last  
exposure
was a later
addition to
the sign,
using a vinyl
strip.
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The last two
exposures
were a later
addition to
the sign.
Barrie Transit #80627 is shown stored at the Penetang-Midland
Coach Lines Vinden Street yard in Midland, Ontario, August 16,
1998. This bus was the host vehicle for the side sign, above-left.
Barrie Transit #81637 is shown on a layover on the Ardagh route at
the downtown Barrie, Ontario terminal, August 9, 1999. The sign
shown above the windshield is similar to the front sign shown above.
COPYRIGHT NOTICE: The photos on this page have been specially formatted to prevent unwanted copying.
to go to the Barrie Transit
electronic sign list page.
PENETANG-MIDLAND COACH LINES
P.O.LETTER OF 4/11/83
6991338
5/17/83 TRANSIGN
ONTARIO BUS IND- BARRIE
P.O.T61123
D1825-MA SIDE
1/11/90 TRANSIGN
NOTE: All the signs on this page have been drawn virtually perfect to scale.