Rollsigns from Philadelphia, PA
This route number mylar
rollsign is from one of
SEPTA's PCC streetcars.
The sign has no date, but it
was removed from the car in
1979. It has 11 exposures.
The faded
areas are the
sections of
this sign that
are missing
from the
one I own.
This near complete set of rollsigns is from SEPTA's PCC streetcars (seen below). The front route
number rollsign is missing from a full set. These were one of the last versions printed. Neither
sign has a print date, but a hand written note on the side sign (left) dates it to March 1983, and is from
Luzerne Rail (Carhouse). The side sign (left) has 19 exposures, while a complete front sign (right)
would have 80 exposures. The image here was drawn virtually perfect to scale.
The side sign's hand written note and a YouTube video of the side sign are seen below.
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The hand written date note
on the end of the side sign.
A SEPTA PCC streetcar, like #2120 pictured here in Kenosha, Wisconsin,
would have been the type to house the two rollsigns seen above and right.

The exposures
with numbers
that have a red
slash through it
indicate a "short
turn" for that
route, meaning
it's a destination
point short of the
full route's length.

This linen rollsign segment
is suspected to be a front
sign from one of PTC's
1940s built PCC streetcars,
There is no date on the
sign. The segment has
11 exposures.

(Special thanks to Charles
E Cox Jr. for assistance on
the history of this segment.)