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Transition Era Street and Road Striping
Posted by GNMT76 on Friday, November 1, 2019 2:30 PM

What color and kind of striping would best fit the transition era (c. 1947-1955) for small-town streets and rural roads in the northwest U.S.?  White...yellow....single or double solid lines...dotted lines?

Thanks!

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Posted by MisterBeasley on Friday, November 1, 2019 3:23 PM

In the Transition Era they would be white.  You would see single lines, double lines and pass - don't pass indications with broken vs. solid lines.  As I recall, there were few painted lines on the road edges, just down the center.

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Posted by GNMT76 on Friday, November 1, 2019 4:55 PM

MisterBeasley

In the Transition Era they would be white.  You would see single lines, double lines and pass - don't pass indications with broken vs. solid lines.  As I recall, there were few painted lines on the road edges, just down the center.

 

 
Excellent!  Just as I recall too!  Wink  Many thanks.

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Posted by gmpullman on Saturday, November 2, 2019 12:09 AM

Browse around this site, Kerry. There are scans of some of the eleven, vintage MUTCDs and some interesting Power Point slide shows.

https://ceprofs.civil.tamu.edu/ghawkins/MUTCD-History.htm

 

The Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices is the reference you want.

Here's a link to the 1948 edition, Markings chapter:

https://ceprofs.civil.tamu.edu/ghawkins/MUTCD-History_files/1948%20MUTCD/1948-Pt2_Markings.pdf

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Posted by GNMT76 on Saturday, November 2, 2019 11:19 AM

gmpullman

Browse around this site, Kerry. There are scans of some of the eleven, vintage MUTCDs and some interesting Power Point slide shows.

https://ceprofs.civil.tamu.edu/ghawkins/MUTCD-History.htm

 

The Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices is the reference you want.

Here's a link to the 1948 edition, Markings chapter:

https://ceprofs.civil.tamu.edu/ghawkins/MUTCD-History_files/1948%20MUTCD/1948-Pt2_Markings.pdf

Good Luck, Ed

 

 
Thanks, Ed.  I found what I needed.

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Posted by JWhite on Friday, November 15, 2019 1:48 PM

Here is an interesting video on the history of highway markings in the US. What I found relevant to my modeling was the dates the various states adopted the standardized markings.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9KYBaoNPNgA

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Posted by BigDaddy on Friday, November 15, 2019 3:52 PM

I love the History Guy, doesn't do much on trains though.

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Posted by rrinker on Saturday, November 16, 2019 10:39 AM

 When I saw the title of this thread I was going to post that History Guy video. One of my favorite YouTube channels.

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Posted by wjstix on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 3:01 PM

GNMT76

What color and kind of striping would best fit the transition era (c. 1947-1955) for small-town streets and rural roads in the northwest U.S.?  White...yellow....single or double solid lines...dotted lines?

Thanks!

 
BTW, don't forget that in that time frame, octagonal "STOP" road signs were yellow with black letters. Red with white letters started in 1956 IIRC, but it was quite a while before all the yellow ones were replaced.
Stix

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