Welcome to
ROLLSIGN GALLERY!
Showing the history of public transportation
through their destination signs, with the most
diverse and comprehensive collection online!
This site was originally designed from December 18, 2004 to February 19, 2005. Over time it
has grown with many new acquisitions, improved high resolution images, electronic destination
signs and lists, photographs, embedded YouTube videos, and a web series showing how the
historic artifacts shown are acquired from scrap yards and locations all over North America.
This site was last updated on MAY 19, 2024.
5/19
2024

What's
NEW!
Get Social!
- Rollsign Gallery's Bulletin Board -
ROLLSIGN GALLERY is going into its 19TH YEAR ONLINE! I want to extend a personal
THANK YOU to everyone that has visited the site, and have helped it expand and grow by
purchasing memorabilia. Your support has made Rollsign Gallery's presence expand world wide!
Rollsign Gallery's web series "Transportation Treasures" continues to grow on YouTube! Ride along
as I travel all over North America searching yards and picking locations, looking for rusty relics and
hidden treasures! - The link to the episode guide is on the homepage. DON'T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE!
YOU CAN HELP! As you visit pages throughout the site, click or tap on some ads. Your help is FREE
(no purchases necessary), but will be a great help in covering costs and bringing new content to the site!
Banner advertising has been added to every page on the website EXCEPT for this page, the
Introduction page, and the memorial to Ray Neilson page. The revenue generated from this will
go towards the costs of keeping Rollsign Gallery online, and any surplus will go towards new material.
This site is compatible with both desktop or laptop computers and smart phones or tablets.
On smart phones or tablets, the site is best viewed with your device set to LANDSCAPE mode.
NOTE: This site uses encoding and watermarks to deter unwanted copying of
photos and images.  
Share with security, knowing your images used will be protected!
ROLLSIGN GALLERY DOES ACCEPT PHYSICAL DONATIONS TO THE HISTORIC COLLECTION!
If you have an estate that has transportation memorabilia, or just want your items or collection to go to a
good home, don't auction it all off! Consider donating it to Rollsign Gallery. Your items will be preserved
and you can have the peace of mind knowing it went to someone who appreciates it as much as you do!
4/22
2023

What
was
new.
...directly to the HOME PAGE and
access to all points of the website.
...via the INTRODUCTION page to
see how I got into transit history.
► ONE NEW ROLLSIGN has been added to the Edmonton, Alberta page. It is accessed through the Province of Alberta hub
page.
(The rollsign was donated to Rollsign Gallery from Ken Baker. Thank you!)
► ONE NEW ROLLSIGN has been added to the Kitchener, Ontario section (Page 1) . It is accessed through the Province of
Ontario hub page.
(The rollsign was donated to Rollsign Gallery from the late John McDonnell through his will.)
1/01
2024

What
was
new.
► ONE NEW SYSTEM has been added to the State of New York: Wayne Area Transportation Services (Lyons, NY) along
with one photo. It is accessed through the New York State hub page.
(Both were donated by Peter Huffman. Thank you!)
► ONE NEW ROLLSIGN has been added to the Dayton, Ohio page. It is accessed through the Ohio State hub page.
► After 18 YEARS online, Rollsign Gallery has a new index page (this page) with a streamlined look.
► ONE NEW ELECTRONIC SIGN LIST has been added to the Province of Ontario: Ottawa (OC Transpo - June 2011). It is
accessed through the Ontario hub page in the Electronic Sign section.
► ONE NEW CARRIER has been added to the Intercity section: Lanich Bus Lines (Kent, Pennsylvania) with one new
rollsign and one new photo. It is accessed through the Intercity/Private Carriers hub page.
► ONE NEW ELECTRONIC SIGN LIST and one photo have been added to the State of Ohio: Columbus (September 25,
2022). It is accessed through the Ohio hub page in the Electronic Sign section.
► ONE NEW ELECTRONIC SIGN LIST and one photo have been added to the State of Wisconsin: Milwaukee (June 9,
2003). It is accessed through the Wisconsin hub page in the Electronic Sign section.
► ONE NEW ROLLSIGN has been added to the Oakville, Ontario page along with one new photo to accompany it. In
addition, another new photo has also been added. It is all accessed through the Province of Ontario hub page.
► ONE NEW ELECTRONIC SIGN has been added to the Luminator page of the Electronic Sign Gallery section. It is
accessed through the Electronic Sign hub page.
► TRANSIT STORE - The "TERMS OF SALES" have been amended, effective March 29, 2023:
- Section 9 about where the Terms of Sales applies has been clarified by being split into Section 9a, detailing where the
Terms of Sales apply, and expanded to include off site transactions that take place on social media platforms or private
messenger services, and Section 9b, detailing that with sales on eBay, their Terms of Use and Sales takes precedence
over Rollsign Gallery's, but that specific rules for each listing may still apply.
- Section 12 has been renumbered as 12a, and the new Section 12b covers Rollsign Gallery's further usage of any digital
media shared in the process of a sale, transaction or interaction.
The FULL list of the Terms of Sales can be read when you enter The Transit Store section of the website. By conducting
business with Rollsign Gallery, it is assumed you have read and agreed to the Terms of Sales.
► TRANSIT STORE - One new sign and one new keypad entry have been added to the Luminator Section of the Electronic
Sign Department. Coinciding with these additions, the Luminator section of the Electronic sign department has been split
in half, with one half featuring just flipdot signs, and the other half featuring LCD and LED signs, and keypads from all
generations. In addition, the availability of some devices have also been updated.
► ONE NEW EPISODE OF "TRANSPORTATION TREASURES" has been published on YouTube - SPECIAL EPISODE
featuring the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum outside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The episode has been included in
the Transportation Treasures playlist on Rollsign Gallery's YouTube channel. A direct link to the episode has also
been provided in the Transportation Treasures hub page. 16 total episodes are now featured.
► The information for the Grand River Transit, Ontario rollsign has been rewritten with more accurate information than
available before. It is accessed through the Province of Ontario hub page.
► TWO NEW INFORMATION ARTICLES have been added to the Toronto, Ontario rollsign section: One explaining the
introduction of route numbers to rollsigns in the 1950s, and the other about an experimental electronic sign system
tested in the late 1970s. Both of these are accessed from the Toronto hub page through the Province of Ontario hub
page.
(Scans of both of these articles were donated from someone who asked to remain anonymouus.)
► ONE NEW SYSTEM has been added to the Province of Ontario: Atomic Energy of Canada (Chalk River) along with one
new photo. It is accessed through the Province of Ontario hub page.
► ONE NEW SYSTEM has been added to the Province of Nova Scotia: Cape Breton (Sydney), with one new rollsign and
one new photo. With this addition, the Province of Nova Scotia now has its own hub page for Cape Breton and Halifax,
accessed of the North America map on the home page.
(Thank you to Luke Olszewski for use of the photo.)
► TWO NEW ROLLSIGNS have been added to the Laval, Quebec page, along with one new photo. It is all accessed
through the Province of Quebec hub page.
► ONE NEW SYSTEM has been added to the State of Indiana: Marion, with two new rollsigns and two new photos. It is
accessed through the State of Indiana hub page.
► ONE NEW STATE IS NOW REPRESENTED: Oregon, with one new rollsign from Rogue Valley (Medford), along with one
new photo. It can be accesses through the Oregon state outline in the map on the home page.
(Thank you to Josh
Thurman for donating the rollsign segments, and to Rogue Valley Transportation District for use of the photo.)
► ONE NEW ROLLSIGN has been added to the Guelph, Ontario page. In addition, a full length and complete version of the
April 10, 1997 front sign was acquired for the collection. The image for this sign has been upgraded to display this full
length sign. This is all accessed through the Province of Ontario hub page.
► ONE NEW TRANSIT SYSTEM is represented in the electronic sign list section: Baltimore, Maryland - September, 1998.
It is accessed through the D.C./Maryland hub page from the electronic sign hub page map of North America
► The late John McDonnell was a transit historian and collector. When he passed away in 2019, he donated his rollsign
collection to Rollsign Gallery in person, and then after his passing through his final will and testament. These included a
few rollsigns he had custom made by Transign. Two of these custom rollsigns are displayed in a special section
dedicated to John McDonnell. It is accessed through the Intercity Carriers hub page.
► FOUR NEW ROLLSIGNS have been added to the Gray Coach Lines page along with two new photos. In addition, a
detailed history of the system was added to the page. It can all be accessed through the Intercity Carriers hub page.
(Thank you to an anonymous donor for use of the photos.)
► ONE NEW SYSTEM has been added to the State of Arizona: Tucson, with two new rollsigns. With these additions,
the State of Arizona now has its own hub page for Tucson and Phoenix, accessed of the North America map on the
home page.
(Both the Tucosn rollsigns were donated to Rollsign Gallery from the late John McDonnell through his will.)
► TWO NEW ROLLSIGNS have been added to the Chicago, Illinois section: One from 77th Street Garage and one from
Forest Glen Garage. With these additions, the Chicago, Illinois rollsigns have been broken up into subsections for each
garage or service. All this can be accessed through the Illinois hub page.
(The 77th Street Garage rollsign was donated
to Rollsign Gallery from the late John McDonnell through his will.)
► The information for the A & C Bus Corporation (Jersey City, New Jersey) page has been rewritten with more accurate
information than available before, and updated to include the system's discontinuation. It is accessed through the State
of New Jersey hub page.
► ONE NEW CARRIER has been added to the Intercity Carrier's section: Starr Tours (Trenton, New Jersey) with one new
rollsign and one photo. They can be accessed through the Intercity Carriers hub page.
(The actual sign and use of the
photo were donated to Rollsign Gallery by Peter Huffman. Thank you!)
► ONE NEW SIGN MANUFACTURER is represented in the electronic sign collection section: Ferranti-Packard, the
inventor of flipdot technology, with several representations of the various flipdot and fiber optic signs they
manufactured throughout their existence. It is all accessed through the Electronic Sign hub page.
► Other general updates to the website have been done behind the scenes, such as updating rollsign counts for each
web page, and altering the coding of the web pages to make their formatting more compatible for each of PC, tablet and
smart phone viewing.
► ONE NEW ROLLSIGN has been added to the Kenosha, Wisconsin page . It is accessed through the State of Wisconsin
hub page.
► ONE NEW CARRIER has been added to the Intercity Carrier's section: Gray Line Tours - Chicago (Illinois) with two new
rollsigns and two new photos. They can be accessed through the Intercity Carriers hub page.
► ONE NEW ELECTRONIC SIGN LIST and one photo have been added to the State of Michigan: Marquette (January, 2013). It
is accessed through the Michigan hub page in the Electronic Sign section.
► ONE NEW ELECTRONIC SIGN LIST and two photos have been added to the State of Virginia: Fredericksburg  (Unknown
date). It is accessed through the Virginia hub page in the Electronic Sign section.
► ONE NEW ELECTRONIC SIGN has been added to the Luminator page of the Electronic Sign Gallery section. It is
accessed through the Electronic Sign hub page.
► ONE NEW ELECTRONIC SIGN LIST and two photos have been added to the Luminator stock program section (May, 2012).
It is accessed from the "Other Companies and Carriers" section at the bottom of the Electronic Signs home page..
► SOCIAL MEDIA: Rollsign Gallery now has a TikTok account for sharing spur of the moment videos and educational
content. Actual content is to be determined as it's still new. It is accessed through the TikTok logo above, or from the one
on the home page. PLEASE FOLLOW
► ONE NEW ROLLSIGN insert segment has been added to the Oshawa Transit section (Page 2). This actual segment
replaces the photocopied image that existed before. It is accessed through the Province of Ontario hub page.
(The rollsign
segment was donated to Rollsign Gallery from the late John McDonnell through his will.)
Rollsign Gallery now has an account on TikTok! What content will be shared is still being decided,
but things that could appear are spur of the moment videos, scrap yard visits, and educational
videos pertaining to the tech and repair side of things. PLEASE FOLLOW and see what gets posted!
Just hit the TikTok logo above or the one on Rollsign Gallery's Home Page to take you there!
NOTICE! - The INSTAGRAM account for Rollsign Gallery has changed its name slightly. It used to be
"rollsign_gallery". It is now just "rollsigngallery". This change is to make the site's username the same
across ALL social media platforms. With this change, the website address on Instagram has also changed.
It's new address is "
https://www.instagram.com/rollsigngallery/". Links on Rollsign Gallery and all social
media posts have been updated to reflect this change. If you have Rollsign Gallery's Instagram page on
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