B Blandford St North Station Roll Sign (Boeing LRV Side Destination)
This sign is a portion of roll sign pulled from a MBTA Green Line Boeing LRV.
The sign shown was cut from a much longer roll sign. The entire roll sign listed all of the destinations of the Green Line LRV (Light Rail Vehicle) in which it would have been installed. Typically back-lighted with fluorescent lights, the roll sign was installed on rollers in a metal case. The lighted destination sign, in its case, was viewable through a side window of the vehicle. The destinations displayed could be changed by the vehicle operator.
This sign was manufactured for MBTAs fleet of Green Line Boeing LRVs, which have all been retired from revenue service. Newer, Type 8 LRVs were built with electronic signs. Roll signs like this will not be used again in the future. Own a piece of transit history before they are all gone!
The sign is made of a light, but strong plastic film, mylar. Dimensions: Approximately 41" wide x approximately 20" tall.