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Brian556

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Plano TX US 75 Historic Photo Interesting Guide Signs
« on: December 24, 2018, 12:15:50 PM »

This is US 75 in Plano TX. Lots of interesting stuff here. The FM 544 Plano sign is two separate panels. The exit number sign is round. The EXIT gore sign is on the wrong side of the road, and has an Oklahoma-style advisory speed panel under it.

Also, this looks 70's by the cars. Anybody know what year TxDOT started switched to green guide signs?

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10213916399410023&set=gm.2307370382825095&type=3&theater
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Re: Plano TX US 75 Historic Photo Interesting Guide Signs
« Reply #1 on: December 25, 2018, 08:02:01 AM »

Definitely the look used during my childhood years there.

Never understood why US 75 kept this format so long, when the other freeways/interstates already had the BGSes and exit tabs we know today. 

It was definitely after 1980 when US 75 finally got rid of these, because a scene from "Dallas" that aired in the fall that year (during the season premiere ep) which was filmed at US 75/Parker Road still had this style of signage then.

As for green guide signs, my first sighting of them off-freeways/interstates was in the mid-late 1970s.  Quite the WTH moment for me, I couldn't believe it.  I had no idea that the black-on-white style was about to go away.
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Re: Plano TX US 75 Historic Photo Interesting Guide Signs
« Reply #2 on: December 25, 2018, 10:47:37 AM »

Looks like a southbound view from the west shoulder. I’d love to get down there and get a modern-day shot from the same spot, but I might be standing on the frontage road!
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Re: Plano TX US 75 Historic Photo Interesting Guide Signs
« Reply #3 on: December 25, 2018, 09:13:17 PM »

Looks like a southbound view from the west shoulder. I’d love to get down there and get a modern-day shot from the same spot, but I might be standing on the frontage road!

Nope, the other way around.  The Enco was at the NE corner of 15th, the Mobil was on the SE corner.
 Not sure how well you'll do with that shot, unless the work along there got done recently. 
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Re: Plano TX US 75 Historic Photo Interesting Guide Signs
« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2018, 07:28:13 PM »

Here is a 1968 view in Richardson, a few miles south of the Plano view, from the Dallas-Fort Worth Freeways book http://dfwfreeways.com/

This sign also featured the circular exit number.

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Re: Plano TX US 75 Historic Photo Interesting Guide Signs
« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2018, 04:25:00 AM »

My parents both worked for Collins, my dad was a radio field engineer, while my mother worked the PBX/switchboard.
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