LAMONT COMMUNICATIONS GROUP
P.O.110395
D2400-MA
11/13/95 TRANSIGN
BUS INDUSTRIES-WHITBY
P.O.123185
011622...
5/22/90 TRANSIGN
Rollsigns from Whitby, ON
Transit in the Town of Whitby began with operations provided by Burley Bus Lines. They provided service until
July 31, 1970 when all service was cancelled except for one route that operated hourly into Oshawa. Service
didn't resume until Charterways Transportation Ltd. initiated service in April of 1976 on a trial basis. After eight
weeks however, the trial runs ended. Under contract, Charterways eventually reintroduced service on April 1,
1980 after a municipal vote. In November of 1990, Trentway-Wagar Coach Lines took over contracted
operations after submitting a lower bid to the municipality. They continued to operate the buses for the town
until January 1, 2006, when Whitby Transit, along with the
Ajax-Pickering Transit Authority (the merged services
of
Ajax Transit and Pickering Transit), Oshawa Transit and Clarington Transit of Bowmanville, combined to
become what is now
Durham Region Transit. Trentway-Wagar continued to provide contracted service to the
Whitby based routes well after the merger, even though all other services were taken over by the region.
Note the two blacked out
destinations on the front
signs (Route 4 and 5). The
downtown destination was
discontinued when Whitby
Transit decided to terminate
all their routes at the GO Train
Station and essentially close
the on-street downtown
terminal (transfer point).

The jumbo front mylar (far left)
and standard front mylar sign
(near left) are dated November
13, 1995. Each has 30
exposures. The side mylar
sign (right) is dated May 22,
1990, and has 11 exposures.

Their respective sign tags are
shown below each sign.
LAMONT COMMUNICATIONS GROUP
P.O.110395
D3375-MA
11/9/95 TRANSIGN
All five of these signs were obtained from Whitby Transit through a private collector. Rollsigns were
phased out in the summer of 2005 in favour of Luminator electronic signs.  Only the few remaining
Orion I's in the Durham (Whitby) fleet still had rollsigns, however, they were all retired in 2009.
The jumbo front mylar (left)
was printed to update the
destinations to Whitby's GO
Train station instead of the
former downtown transfer
point, as well as other
changes. The sign is dated
March 27, 2001, making it the
last Whitby Transit rollsign
version printed before the
amalgamation into Durham
Region Transit. It has 24
exposures.
NOTE: The "School Special"
exposures that are out of

order near the bottom are
like that on all signs. They
weren't unique to just one.

The side mylar sign (right) is
dated October 27, 1992, and
has 12 exposures, with the
only change from the previous
side sign being the addition of
the "Evening Shuttle" exposure.

Their respective sign tags are
shown below each sign.
TOWN OF WHITBY
P.O.92-1373
0116220934 SGL.SIDE
D1825-MA
10/27/92 TRANSIGN
WHITBY TRANSIT
WHITBY P.O.# 01-0198
MULTISCREEN #12767
MARCH 27, 2001
FRONT-JUMBO
PART# ORION

MANUFACTURED BY
MULTISCREEN INTL. INC.

MADE IN CANADA
Whitby Transit 1990 built OBI 05.501 Orion V #9014, featuring another
copy of  the j
umbo front rollsign shown here (left), is seen at the
Oshawa Centre terminal on Whitby's Route 6, January 26, 1996.