|Rollsigns from Chicago, IL
This front route sign is from the Chicago Transit
Authority's Beverly Garage. The routes served are
from Chicago's far south side district. It is off a
GMC New Look that would have been built in the
early to mid 1960's. This rollsign is unique in that
it is part linen and part mylar, with the newer mylar
exposures inserted at random, as new routes and
branches were introduced. The sign has no printed
date. It has 63 exposures total.
The image of this sign was created from sequential
photographs of the actual sign.
Exposures with an "L" beside it are linen
(44 of the 63 exposures)
Exposures with an "M" beside it are mylar
(19 of the 63 exposures)
The exposures with numbers that have a red
slash through it indicate a "short turn" for that
route, turning back at a set location short of its
normal final destination.
This mylar rollsign is from one of
Chicago's "Elevated" trains. It was
designed for their 2400/2600 series
It is dated June 24, 1984, and has 15
exposures, including the ever popular
"cta - The Spirit of Chicago" exposure.
The black stripe along its right side
contains a series of barcodes, for
automatic destination sign roller fixtures.
The image of this sign has been drawn
virtually perfect to scale, but has been
enlarged 1 1/2 times compared to most
scale drawing signs, to enhance detail.
Its sign tag is shown below:
CITY OF CHICAGO
IL-239013 CAP 73-028
SERIES WNW O'HARE-WS-RAV
This image is of a Chicago
coach linen side rollsign. It
has 11 exposures. Its sign
tag is shown below.
This image was provided by
Ray Piesciuk, of the Trolley
Coach Department of the
Illinois Railway Museum
PRINTED & MANUFACTURED
JUN 4 1951
ELECTRIC SERVICE MFG. CO.
PATENT APPLIED FOR
|to go to the Chicago Transit
Auth. electronic sign list page.
This linen side rollsign was
designed for one of Chicago's
propane powered Flxible Twin
Coaches. It shows routes that
are from the 77th Street garage.
The rollsign has no print date,
but is said to be from the early
1960s. It has 10 exposures.
|Chicago Transit Authority Flxible Twin Coach #8311 is the type
of vehicle this side rollsign was designed for. (Photo from eBay.)
|This mylar rollsign is designed for one of Chicago's PCC
body "Elevated" train cars. The sign is dated January 3,
1991 and has 29 exposures. Its sign tag is shown here.
This rollsign is not part of Rollsign Gallery's collection.
The use of this rollsign to be drawn for Rollsign Gallery
was graciously offered by its owner, Dale Knutson
|CTA Requisition Number: G-13349U
29-Reading Rail Roller Curtain Sign