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Custom MTA Rollsigns

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These are some rollsigns I made.

Some are real and some are fake.

 

 

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A few Pre-GOH R46 Side Rollsigns I found from http://blake.prohosting.com/~tptsm/rollsign/index.html:

 

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As you can see the TA made provisions to send (G),(N) and (R) trains to Parsons/Archer. As we all know the (E) got the assignment.

 

In the mid 1980's there were signs on the northbound platform at Union Turnpike denoting just that kind of service. IIRC, the (G) and (N) were to have originally served Archer Ave, with a special "G" shuttle operating from Jamaica Center to Van Wyk Blvd at night.

 

(G): Parsons/Archer to Smith/9th, evenings & weekends.

 

(N): Parsons/Archer to Coney Island or Whitehall, weekdays.

 

(G): Shuttle from Parsons/Archer to Van Wyck (Briarwood), nights only.

 

What a disaster that service plan would have been.

 

At the time, I had no idea what "Parsons Blvd" meant. The term "Jamaica Center" was never used.

 

I think "Jamaica Center" was a last minute decision. Some of the rollsigns even only said "Parsons/Archer" on them. I am assuming the station was supposed to be called Parsons Blvd or Parsons/Archer, and at the last minute decided to change the name of the terminal to Jamaica Center.

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Guest lance25

To me, it seems like overkill to have different lines serving a three-stop section of the line at different points of the day.

 

Off Topic: Does anyone know why the original rollsigns were just one sign? To me, it's kind of stupid, especially considering that lines are rerouted often enough. Also, if the service changed, i.e. the (G) extension to Church Av, new rolls would have to be ordered, whereas on the R32s and R38s the southern signs would just have to turned a few more times.

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Guest lance25

You're probably gonna have to click the link bigrene posted. I don't know why, but sometimes that site acts funny with hotlinking photos.

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