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Lowest numbered route you don't have a picture of
« on: January 23, 2023, 09:57:07 PM »

More or less an idea that popped up into my head regarding two other threads that have been made, such as the lowest numbered route you haven't been on, and the lowest numbered route you haven't clinched. However, there's a lot of people on this forum (including myself) who are also on the side of picture taking, and I do think this would be an interesting topic.

A couple of things I do want to bring up real quick is that there are a couple of routes in Europe that are numbered 0 with legitimate signage of them, but for all intensive purposes, 1 is the lowest possible route number. If you happen to have a picture of a route numbered 0, that's cool too. The other thing is that I have a spreadsheet with over 1300 different numbered routes that I have pictures of dating back to 2016. I do have county roads included in the sheet, and this also includes certain counties that just number all of their roads with a blue pentagon (or something similar) instead of properly naming or signing them. I'm totally fine with anybody including county roads as legitimate route numbers.

With that being said, after extensively looking through and logging all of the pictures I've taken, the lowest numbered route I don't have a picture for is 122. The only route numbers I'm missing below 200 is 122, 153 and 168. 122 is about a two hour drive northeast of where I live, 168 is a bit farther than that (north of Jonesboro) and 153 is in Arkansas county east of Stuttgart.
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Re: Lowest numbered route you don't have a picture of
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2023, 10:06:14 PM »

It's a thing I've been tracking for a long time.  Mine's 284.

https://www.teresco.org/pics/signs/numbers/ has a bunch of numbers from throughout my collection, https://www.teresco.org/pics/signs/numbers/oneeach/ has one of each, and https://www.teresco.org/pics/signs/numbers/missing.txt has my list of what I'm missing.
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Re: Lowest numbered route you don't have a picture of
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2023, 11:25:39 PM »

Thatís a good question.  My speculative guess given I have a lot of California and Florida photo stock is in the 300s.  I probably could audit that on my Flickr page given every year since Iíve created the account has a shield gallery.
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Re: Lowest numbered route you don't have a picture of
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2023, 12:23:12 AM »

That would be 3.
I have US 1 and VA-2 images.

My highest is VA SR-1926, in Albemarle County.

I will have at least one VA-3 image in the next couple months hopefully.
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Re: Lowest numbered route you don't have a picture of
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2023, 12:55:25 AM »

More or less an idea that popped up into my head regarding two other threads that have been made, such as the lowest numbered route you haven't been on, and the lowest numbered route you haven't clinched. However, there's a lot of people on this forum (including myself) who are also on the side of picture taking, and I do think this would be an interesting topic.

Agreed that it'd be interesting, but too much work for me to do anytime soon, given the size of my road photos collections (several thousand road photos, not all of which include route numbers).
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Re: Lowest numbered route you don't have a picture of
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2023, 07:17:52 AM »

1060 is the lowest number I'm missing, excluding zero.
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Re: Lowest numbered route you don't have a picture of
« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2023, 07:40:16 AM »

More or less an idea that popped up into my head regarding two other threads that have been made, such as the lowest numbered route you haven't been on, and the lowest numbered route you haven't clinched. However, there's a lot of people on this forum (including myself) who are also on the side of picture taking, and I do think this would be an interesting topic.

Yeah, even I would have to go to my hard drive back to 2009.

Agreed that it'd be interesting, but too much work for me to do anytime soon, given the size of my road photos collections (several thousand road photos, not all of which include route numbers).
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Re: Lowest numbered route you don't have a picture of
« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2023, 07:41:29 AM »

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Re: Lowest numbered route you don't have a picture of
« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2023, 08:25:40 AM »

It looks like I don't have any from anything numbered 6, despite having been on various sections of US 6.
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Re: Lowest numbered route you don't have a picture of
« Reply #9 on: January 24, 2023, 08:35:11 AM »

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Me too. I don't really take road specific photos surprisingly.

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Re: Lowest numbered route you don't have a picture of
« Reply #10 on: January 24, 2023, 08:42:14 AM »

Mine is also 1. Like JayhawkCO, I donít take many road pictures.
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Re: Lowest numbered route you don't have a picture of
« Reply #11 on: January 24, 2023, 02:02:34 PM »

1

Me too. I don't really take road specific photos surprisingly.

I've taken a few road sign photos, but mostly just for some special interest (for example, my submissions to usends). I don't have a collection.
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Re: Lowest numbered route you don't have a picture of
« Reply #12 on: January 24, 2023, 11:05:12 PM »

<scratches head, finds more hair falling out>
Maybe 26
1, Pa & Miss
2-5, Ohio
6, Pa & Ohio
7 - 9, Ohio
10 - Tx, La, maybe Ohio
11-19, Ohio
20 - Many states
21 - Ohio
22 - Ohio, Pa, NJ, NY
23 - Ohio & Va
24 - Ind & Ohio
25 - Ky & Ohio
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Re: Lowest numbered route you don't have a picture of
« Reply #13 on: January 25, 2023, 12:43:11 AM »

Starting a table, why not:
formulanone - 1060
Max Rockatansky - 300s?
Jim - 284
TBKS1 - 122
Hot Rod Hootenanny - 26
epzik8 - 6
Hunty2022 - 3
BlueOutback7 - 1
GaryV - 1
JayhawkCO - 1
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Re: Lowest numbered route you don't have a picture of
« Reply #14 on: January 25, 2023, 12:59:37 AM »

Here, made it a proper table for you (since I know the code isn't really all that easy to understand if you're not familiar with HTML tables).

formulanone1060
Jim284
TBKS1122
Hot Rod Hootenanny26
epzik86
Hunty20223
BlueOutback71
GaryV1
JayhawkCO1

Also, I kicked Max out of the table, following Rothman's precedent of "if you don't have an exact number, you don't get in the table".
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Re: Lowest numbered route you don't have a picture of
« Reply #15 on: January 26, 2023, 10:17:33 AM »

1. The lowest number I do have is 10 from my trip to Washington, D.C.
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Re: Lowest numbered route you don't have a picture of
« Reply #16 on: January 26, 2023, 10:27:51 AM »

Here, made it a proper table for you (since I know the code isn't really all that easy to understand if you're not familiar with HTML tables).

formulanone1060
Jim284
TBKS1122
Hot Rod Hootenanny26
epzik86
Hunty20223
BlueOutback71
GaryV1
JayhawkCO1

Also, I kicked Max out of the table, following Rothman's precedent of "if you don't have an exact number, you don't get in the table".

I actually code my shield photos with a highway numbers by state.  If someone where to go my Flickr page and and type ď1CAĒ they would get results for all the CA 1 shields I photos of (which apparently is 196).  The reason I started numbering shield photos like that was the ďTake it yourself photo challengeĒ which was a forum game around the 2016-17 era. 

Like Travel Maps I think that Iím hopelessly too far in to fully audit where Iíve been much less the photo stock I have.  Also I donít think we ever sorted out if things like County Routes and Forest Routes/Roads count in this thread for applicable numbers to the topic at hand.
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Re: Lowest numbered route you don't have a picture of
« Reply #17 on: January 26, 2023, 05:05:04 PM »

Like Travel Maps I think that Iím hopelessly too far in to fully audit where Iíve been much less the photo stock I have.  Also I donít think we ever sorted out if things like County Routes and Forest Routes/Roads count in this thread for applicable numbers to the topic at hand.

I did say at the beginning of this thread that I don't have a problem with counting county and forest roads, I personally did that when I was logging all the route shields that I have pictures of. Not to mention there are some route numbers that are basically impossible to get without the use of county roads (1928, 2704, 2715, 2894, 2927, etc.) where state maintained routes were decommissioned and no longer exist. County roads are probably the only way you could get those route numbers logged.
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Re: Lowest numbered route you don't have a picture of
« Reply #18 on: January 26, 2023, 05:20:47 PM »

Like Travel Maps I think that Iím hopelessly too far in to fully audit where Iíve been much less the photo stock I have.  Also I donít think we ever sorted out if things like County Routes and Forest Routes/Roads count in this thread for applicable numbers to the topic at hand.

I did say at the beginning of this thread that I don't have a problem with counting county and forest roads, I personally did that when I was logging all the route shields that I have pictures of. Not to mention there are some route numbers that are basically impossible to get without the use of county roads (1928, 2704, 2715, 2894, 2927, etc.) where state maintained routes were decommissioned and no longer exist. County roads are probably the only way you could get those route numbers logged.

Noted, what is interesting is that TM doesnít really account for those.   That said I get it that you have to draw the line somewhere given how sparse County Route and Forest Route information can be.  Here in California and when I lived in Florida the County Routes are semi-major deal.  Thatís not even getting the weeds on Counties that maintain their own route numbers on Postmiles like San Benito County (lots of weird numbers there).
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Re: Lowest numbered route you don't have a picture of
« Reply #19 on: January 26, 2023, 05:42:04 PM »

I don't really take road or sign pics, so I was gonna say 1. But having been to Key West, I couldn't pass up the opportunity to take a picture of the Begin and End signs there.

So my answer is 2.
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Re: Lowest numbered route you don't have a picture of
« Reply #20 on: January 26, 2023, 06:15:51 PM »

I'll take a stab at this later. It helps that most of my road photos have the number on the route marker (if any) as part of the filename, as well as a four-digit image code indicating the digital "negative" for the photo. That is a more awkward search than the text search through my Travel Mapping list file for the "lowest numbered route you haven't been on" game, but is manageable.

formulanone is safe. I'm pretty selective about photographing route markers with numbers > 600, though I have a few. Below 600, there may be gaps, especially for unsigned routes where I did not take any photos (though maybe I photographed a same-numbered route marker in some other state, from another route I did travel).
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Re: Lowest numbered route you don't have a picture of
« Reply #21 on: January 26, 2023, 06:24:54 PM »

I'll take a stab at this later. It helps that most of my road photos have the number on the route marker (if any) as part of the filename, as well as a four-digit image code indicating the digital "negative" for the photo. That is a more awkward search than the text search through my Travel Mapping list file for the "lowest numbered route you haven't been on" game, but is manageable.

It may make the search less awkward to dump the filenames to a text file by opening the target folder in the Windows Command prompt and running dir > filelist.txt. The resulting file can then be examined and searched as any other text file would.

(If you're lucky enough to have a Unix shell available, find | grep [search string] does this quickly, recursively, and effectively without the need to save to an actual text file.)
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Re: Lowest numbered route you don't have a picture of
« Reply #22 on: January 26, 2023, 07:01:51 PM »

My number is 182. Several exit tabs but no route shield.

I no longer take road photos with the fervor I used to, but it would be nice to get to 200 at least.
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Re: Lowest numbered route you don't have a picture of
« Reply #23 on: January 27, 2023, 08:24:03 AM »

Here's my first one thousand route numbers, mostly to display a variety of different shield types and the weird one-offs. There's a few at around the high-500s where I had pick some minor county roads to fill the gaps, and Alabama is loaded with those. Driving around Virginia can help load up on secondary routes past the 600s.

Here's the next thousand, which is only a little over halfway complete, but I'm in no great hurry to complete it or pack it with County shields.

In case anyone is wondering, stumbling onto Jim Teresco's site gave me the idea for this challenge. Once I realized I had the first 220 numbers, I logged them in Excel so I know what I had.

Number 929 was the one which was the last of the first thousand to complete (back in 2017).

578 is the lowest one in which I only have county shields; about 20 of them in my first thousand have no other shield types other than a county route shield.
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Re: Lowest numbered route you don't have a picture of
« Reply #24 on: January 27, 2023, 08:30:47 AM »

On the route: 2
Of the route: 11
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