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The first date listed is the date printed on the sign. The data in the parentheses that follow contains written information on the sign.

Archer Garage

Front
  • 2 Part (Curb Side) c1960s
  • c1960s
  • 07/01/1975 (7-1-75 07)
  • Side
  • 12/17/1964
  • 07/27/1966 (Sample Number 2-Rev 7-27-66)
  • 07/01/1975
  • 01/00/1992
  • Beverly Garage

    Front
  • 10/10/1973
  • c1977 (6-1-77 92)
  • Side
  • 08/00/1970
  • 10/18/1985 (10-18-85-92)
  • Chicago Ave Garage

    Side
  • 12/22/1994 (H-6-95-7-94)
  • Evanston Routes

    Front
  • 11/22/1977
  • Side
  • 11/22/1977
  • Forest Glen Garage

    Front
  • Trolley Bus - c1960s
  • 11/00/1969
  • 11/27/1973 (4-1-75-15)
  • 10/18/1978 (86)
  • Side
  • (11/69)
  • 10/00/1975 (10-18-78-15)
  • 10/30/1976 (2-20-83-86)
  • 10/30/1976 (2-20-83-92)
  • 08/21/1986 (5-8-90-07)
  • Kedzie Garage

    Front
  • Trolley Bus (6-19-68)
  • 2 Part Curb Side c1960s
  • c1960s
  • 03/25/1966
  • 07/30/1975
  • Side
  • c1940s - CSL era
  • c1960s
  • 08/22/1972 (10-1-A-80)
  • 01/00/1974 (1-74-A)
  • Keeler Garage

    Front
  • c1960s
  • 2 Part Curb Side c1960s
  • Side
  • c1960s
  • (11-69)
  • Lawndale Garage

    Front
  • 2 Part Curb Side c1960s
  • 2 Part Driver Side c1960s
  • 11/22/1975 (1-3-82-07)
  • Side
  • c1960s
  • c1960s
  • 11/00/1992
  • Limits Garage

    Front
  • 01/13/1965 (1-27-75-80)
  • 04/20/1966 (1-27-75-15)
  • c1970s (3300 only)
  • 10/15/1975 (Spec 10-15-75-15)
  • 10/22/1982 (8-12-82)
  • Side
  • 04/06/1966
  • 10/1973
  • (1-27-75 15)
  • 04/04/1976 (6-22-80-07)
  • Special 04/13/1976 (10-15-75 15)
  • 10/20/1982
  • North Ave Garage

    Front
  • Trolley Bus (2-1966)
  • 2 Part Curb Side c1960s
  • 2 Part Driver Side c1960s
  • c1960s
  • (11-73 07)
  • c1970s
  • 09/01/1975 (9-1-75-Special)
  • 10/01/1975
  • Side
  • Trolley Bus c1960s
  • c1960s
  • (1-1-74 55)
  • 09/01/1975 (9-1-75-Special-15)
  • 10/00/1975 (9-2-79-07)
  • 10/00/1975
  • 07/28/1983 (4-22-83)
  • North Park Garage

    Front
  • 09/20/1968 (9-1-75-15)
  • 08/23/1973
  • 09/01/1975 (9-1-75-Special-15)
  • 04/04/1976
  • 09/05/1984 (3-25-83)
  • 09/05/1984 (8-5-84-PrintDate-3-25-83)
  • 04/09/1985
  • 10/05/1987 (11-29-87-86)
  • Side
  • 09/26/1968
  • (11-69)
  • (11/69)
  • 7/12/1973
  • 09/01/1975 (9-1-75-Special-15)
  • 11/01/1975 (11-1-75-Spec)
  • 04/13/1976
  • 01/31/1979
  • 12/20/1981 (12-20-81-03)
  • 10/14/1992 (11-92-Midway)
  • North Park/Forest Glen Garages

    Front
  • c1990s
  • 52nd St Garage

    Front
  • 10/10/1966 (10-1-74)
  • 07/20/1972
  • c1975
  • Side
  • 7/20/72 (10-1-74)
  • 69th St Garage

    Front
  • c1960s
  • 00/00/1975
  • Side
  • c1960s
  • c1960s
  • 08/10/1973
  • 04/01/1982 (4-1-82-86)
  • (1-27-85 80)
  • 11/00/1992
  • 77th St Garage

    Front
  • 2 Part Driver Side c1960s
  • 09/27/1973 (1-27-75 15)
  • 07/01/1975
  • Side
  • c1960s
  • 07/30/1968
  • 01/31/1972
  • 09/29/1972
  • 09/11/1973 (1-27-75-15)
  • 10/07/1988 (6-28-88)
  • 03/00/1994
  • 77th/52nd St Garages

    Front
  • 07/01/1975 (1st Edition - No Splice)
  • Side
  • 11/01/1980 (1-80-07)
  • 02/23/1982 (3-23-82-86)
  • 103rd St Garage

    Side
  • 08/31/1988 (6-26-88)
  • Suburban

    Front - Nortran
  • RTA-Nortran c1970s
  • RTA-Nortran c1970s
  • RTA-Nortran 08/13/1976
  • RTA-Nortran 12/11/1978
  • Front - South Suburban/South Division
  • South Suburbs c1950s
  • South Suburban Safeway 07/07/1967
  • RTA-South Suburban 04/1978
  • RTA-Suburban Transit 01/04/1979
  • RTA-South Division 10/22/1979
  • RTA-South Suburban/Joliet c1980s
  • RTA-South Suburban 2 Part (Grumman) Driver Side 05/16/1983
  • South Suburban Safeway c1985
  • Front - West Towns (alone or plus others)
  • RTA-West Towns 2 Part (Grumman) Curb Side 08/04/1979
  • RTA-West Towns Part (Grumman) Driver Side c1979
  • RTA-West Towns 03/19/1980
  • RTA-West Towns/Elgin/Aurora c1980s
  • Front - United Motor Coach
  • United Motor Coach 01/1966
  • United Motor Coach 05/02/1974
  • Front - Others
  • LaGrange 03/08/1965
  • RTA-Hanover Park 05/20/1977
  • RTA-McHenry 04/1978
  • RTA-Waukegan/North Chicago 01/03/1979
  • Pace-Waukegan 11/06/1986
  • RTA-Aurora 06/17/1986
  • Side
  • West Towns 01/11/1947
  • West Towns 04/06/1950
  • South Suburban Safeway 08/05/1973
  • RTA-West Towns 09/01/1976
  • Nortran 09/02/1976
  • RTA-South Suburban 09/02/1976
  • RTA-South Suburban 01/05/1979
  • RTA-West/South Division (Grumman) 08/04/1979
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