The Rollsign/Destination Sign Thread

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Re: Mattapan-Ashmont PCC rollsign question

Postby MACTRAXX » Fri Apr 27, 2012 7:51 pm

jwhite07 wrote:I'll answer for 3247... they are standard white on black. There are countless photos of the cars online for reference.


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Re: The Rollsign/Destination Sign Thread

Postby shawnp » Sat May 05, 2012 11:20 am

Babcock Street from today's BU bridge work.

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Re: The Rollsign/Destination Sign Thread

Postby shawnp » Sat May 05, 2012 11:16 pm

One more....

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Re: The Rollsign/Destination Sign Thread

Postby shawnp » Sun May 13, 2012 3:36 pm

Kenmore...

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Re: The Rollsign/Destination Sign Thread

Postby shawnp » Sun May 13, 2012 3:43 pm

Last one... Reservoir

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Re: The Rollsign/Destination Sign Thread

Postby The EGE » Sun May 13, 2012 6:04 pm

Nice catches, Shawn!
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Re: The Rollsign/Destination Sign Thread

Postby sery2831 » Mon May 14, 2012 2:46 am

On the LCD signs, ANY station can be made a destination.
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Re: The Rollsign/Destination Sign Thread

Postby The EGE » Mon May 14, 2012 3:42 am

Well, obviously. But it's rare to see anything but the 5 termini, Government Center, North Station, and maybe Brigham Circle.
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Re: The Rollsign/Destination Sign Thread

Postby F-line to Dudley via Park » Mon May 14, 2012 7:32 am

I've seen Washington St. before as a B terminus on some afternoon when the Chestnut Hill Ave. switch was having issues. Or rather, "Washngton St."
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Re: The Rollsign/Destination Sign Thread

Postby Rbts Stn » Mon May 14, 2012 9:13 am

shawnp wrote:Last one... Reservoir

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Best part of this is it's Reservoir from the outside, but Riverside on the inside sign!
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Re: The Rollsign/Destination Sign Thread

Postby shawnp » Mon May 14, 2012 10:10 am

That's actually another train signed Riverside right next to it. The two trains were staged on the "alternate" Reservoir platform.

I've also seen "PLEASANT ST" , "D WABAN", "BLANDFORD ST", and "PARK STREET." Park Street was actually quite common on the inbound B trains on Sundays for a while. Kenmore is easy to spot during Red Sox games, especially on the D. Reservior should be a common sight too, but it seems to be usual practice to sign the train Riverside and then just take the train out of service at Reservior.
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Re: Mattapan-Ashmont PCC rollsign question

Postby RailBus63 » Mon May 14, 2012 3:20 pm

theseaandalifesaver wrote:What else could the roll signs could have listed?


If the rollsign is one of the curtains produced in the 1980’s or earlier, it would contain all of the main Green Line destinations. The 1970’s-era signs with the letter code included all of the major outbound destinations for letters A through E, generic inbound destinations without a letter code (such as ‘PARK STREET’ and ‘LECHMERE’) and the combined ‘M MATTAPAN-ASHMONT’ sign. The older MTA-era signs did not have the letter code, of course, but would have featured all of the early 1960’s routes including ‘LENOX STREET’ and ‘BOSTON UNIVERSITY FIELD’.
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Re: The Rollsign/Destination Sign Thread

Postby CircusFreakGRITZ » Tue May 14, 2013 8:46 pm

sery2831 wrote:On the LCD signs, ANY station can be made a destination.

Yes, I've seen "Hawes St" before, I think the operator was bored as he was ending his shift at Lechmere.
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Re: The Rollsign/Destination Sign Thread

Postby highgreen215 » Wed May 15, 2013 5:47 pm

Most of you are too young to have seen the roll signs on Type 4 streetcars. They were never, EVER properly square in the sign box. Over the years they became twisted and probably tangled in the gears. But, they were much easier to read than the crummy LEDs of today.
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Re: The Rollsign/Destination Sign Thread

Postby jwhite07 » Wed May 15, 2013 6:04 pm

Well, considering the Type 4s and their big Hunter rollsigns were in service for four decades, a little wear and tear is expected! :-)

That condition wasn't unique to the Type 4s... anything with a rollsign, especially a large one, could get askew fairly easily. True, I don't remember the Type 4s, but it certainly was a common sight on Boeing LRVs and even Type 7s.
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