Rollsigns from Detroit, MI
This linen driver's side front destination sign was recovered from
Detroit Department of Street Railways 1954 built GM Old Look
TDH-5105 (Serial number 535) #1204. It was found in a scrap yard
near Capac, MI. The sign is dated January 8, 1954, making this the
original driver's side destination sign for this bus. It has 65 exposures.
Its sign tag, and a photo of this sign still in the bus, are shown below.
Ex Detriot Department of Street Railways #1240, a 1954 built GMC Old
Look is seen here at Scholtz Auto Parts, 14445 Koehn Rd. in Capac,
Michigan, March 11, 2005. The rollsign featured here is the same one
that can be seen in the vehicle over the driver's side window.
This linen side destination sign was recovered from
Detroit Department of Street Railways 1947 built
Fageol Twin 44-D (Serial number 84) #4928. The sign
is dated June 24, 1947, making this the original side
destination sign for this bus. It has 58 exposures. Its
partial sign tag is seen in the image below the sign.
This mylar, front street side destination
sign was designed for one of their RTS
model buses. It is dated May 7, 1985
and has 68 exposures. Its sign tag is
shown below.
This mylar side route sign was designed for one
of their GMC Classic model buses. It is dated July
30, 1986 and has 68 exposures. Its sign tag is
shown below.
A front curb-side rollsign from the same
approximate date would have the same readings.
CITY OF DETROIT
P.O.NO.B04568-018
DRT1102-MA STREET FRONT RTS
5/7/85 TRANSIGN
DIESEL DIV. CITY OF DETROIT
P.O.N32264-CQ
NO.10561542 M-400     SIDE
7/30/86 TRANSIGN
This side mylar rollsign was designed for one of their earlier
GMC RTS buses. It is dated April 12, 1978 and has 77
exposures. Its sign tag is shown below. On the tag, it's labeled
as S.E.M.T.A., (Southeastern Michigan Transportation Authority),
which was the predecessor to today's DDOT (Detroit
Department of Transportation) operations.
S.E.M.T.A.
YC.NO.209446-515
GM-NO.2006715 SIDE
4/12/78 TRANSIGN