Rollsigns from Brampton, ON
Brampton has had a number of operators since its inauguration in the 1920's.
Conventional transit service began in the 1950's. It went through five private operators
until the City of Brampton finally took over operations, including service in Bramalea, in
1974. It's current incarnation began service on January 1, 1976, and runs to this date.
This front route and destination
mylar rollsign is off 1977 GMC
T6H-4523N #7751. It has no
printed date. It has 35 exposures.
An interesting note about the blue and red signs: The ink used to print them appears to have
been water-based. It was common to see white streaks on these signs as a result of water
leaking through the bus's clearance lights onto it, essentially erasing the ink.
This mylar side route
rollsign is off 1975
GMC T6H-4523N
#7532. It has no
printed date. It has 26
exposures.
This front route and destination mylar
rollsign is off 1977 GMC T6H-4523N
#7751. It has no printed date, but with
the addition of the "3 McLaughlin"
exposure, it would place its print date
from sometime in 1989. It has 36
exposures.
This front route and destination mylar
rollsign has 38 exposures. The original
section has no printed date, but would be
from 1989, like the third sign. The
addition of route 77 at the end was
manufactured by Multilite, and is dated
May 1990. It's sign tag is shown below.
Brampton Transit #7532, with others, is stored out of service and
retired at the Brampton Transit yard, July 12, 1994. This bus was
the host vehicle for the side sign shown, above.
This front route and destination mylar
rollsign has 37 exposures. The original
section has no printed date, but predates
the 1989 update that included route 3.
The addition of route 77 at the end was
manufactured by Multilite, and is dated
May 1990. Its sign tag is shown below
BRAMPTON TRANSIT
90131/MAY 1990
MULTILITE PRODUCTS,
TORONTO
MADE IN CANADA
BRAMPTON TRANSIT
90131/MAY 1990
MULTILITE PRODUCTS,
TORONTO
MADE IN CANADA
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electronic sign list page.
This mint condition front route and destination mylar rollsign was from a special order
placed for some second-hand NewFlyer D40-91 suburban buses purchased from GO
Transit after their retirement. The width of these signs was designed to fit in to the
destination side of the sign display only. Unlike the GO Transit ones, there was no
corresponding "via" sign printed. In most cases, the original GO Transit rollsign was
left either blank, or on the "BRAMPTON" exposure.
This rollsign is dated March 15, 2000, and has 66 exposures. It's sign tag and a photo
of one of the NewFlyer buses that had these signs, is shown below.
BRAMPTON TRANSIT
P.O.# 0000023335
MULTISCREEN #12131
MARCH 15/2000
FRONT SIGN CURTAIN

MANUFACTURED BY
MULTISCREEN INT'L INC.

MADE IN CANADA
Brampton Transit NewFlyer
D40-91 #9176, one of five
former 1900 series GO
Transit buses picked up by
Brampton in 2000 and
showing a rollsign from the
same order as the one
here, is seen at the
Bramalea City Center
terminal on May 23, 2002.