Rollsigns from Belleville, ON
Transit in Belleville dates back to the 1870's and included horse
cars, streetcars and buses. The current Belleville Transit
Commission commenced service in May of 1960.
This mylar front route sign is dated
August 29, 1971, and has 10 exposures.
Its sign tag is shown below.
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The last six
exposures
were a later
addition to the
sign, the first
three hand
painted, the
Route 10 one
stencil
painted, and
the last two
are vinyl
stickers.
This "Mega-Front" mylar route sign was
originally in 1991 MCI TC40-102N "Classic"
#9147. Its print date is September 11, 1991,
and it has 15 exposures. Given that bus
#9147 was built in October of 1991, it is likely
this was the first rollsign installed in it
Its sign tag is shown below..
This "Mega-Front" mylar route sign has no
print date on the sign, but was research
dated to April 5, 1993. It has 11 exposures.
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These four
exposures
were printed
on yellow
mylar.
The rest of
the sign is
on white
mylar.
Belleville Transit #39 is shown southbound on Front Street at
Campbell Street in downtown Belleville, Ontario, June 28, 1995.
This bus was the original host vehicle for the third sign on this
page (right), however it is not the one pictured in the vehicle.
Belleville Transit #9147 is
shown at the old on-street
downtown terminal and
transfer point, June 28,
1995. This bus was the
original host vehicle for the
fourth sign on this page (the
first "mega-front" sign),
however it is not the one
pictured in the vehicle.
DIESEL DIVISION
P.O.E-2422-CS
2464951
8/9/71 TRANSIGN
DIESEL DIV. BELLEVILLE
P.O.E-3764-C-1
6956284
4/21/75 TRANSIGN
LES AUTOBUS-BELLEVILLE
P.O.D-11093Q
G-5008080 SGL FRT D3376-MA M-588
9/11/91 TRANSIGN
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This mylar
front route
sign is off
1974 GMC
T6H-4523N
#33. It is
dated April
21, 1979,
and has 13
exposures,
slightly
updated from
the previous
one.
Its sign tag is
shown below.
This mylar
front route
sign is off
1980 GMC
T6H-4523N
#39. It has no
original print
date on the
sign, but has a
hand-written
date of July 9,
1981. It has
22 exposures.

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video of this
rollsign can be
seen below.