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Author Topic: Texas: original FM/RM/Loop/Park shields  (Read 3474 times)

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Re: Texas: original FM/RM/Loop/Park shields
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2015, 04:14:01 PM »

Awesome!
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Re: Texas: original FM/RM/Loop/Park shields
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2015, 06:07:35 PM »

That explains why Loops are denoted by hexagons on the Official TxDOT Highway map. (Or at least, the 2011 edition which is convienently not near me to prove the previous statement.)

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Re: Texas: original FM/RM/Loop/Park shields
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2015, 07:51:11 PM »

Where did you find that?  Very nice!
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Re: Texas: original FM/RM/Loop/Park shields
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2015, 07:59:23 PM »

Where did you find that?
I gave the link. Can you find it?
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Re: Texas: original FM/RM/Loop/Park shields
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2015, 08:00:28 PM »

Where did you find that?
I gave the link. Can you find it?
Sorry, my old eyes didn't see it crammed to the bottom of the last photo.
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Re: Texas: original FM/RM/Loop/Park shields
« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2015, 12:37:18 AM »

Here's some that I scanned from my 1953 Official Texas Highway Map.
Note the differences.

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Re: Texas: original FM/RM/Loop/Park shields
« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2015, 01:24:57 AM »

Here's some that I scanned from my 1953 Official Texas Highway Map.
Yep - there are some from that era in the shield gallery.


(PS: I think the URBAN 2857 there is a mockup, since there never was a UR 2857.)
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Re: Texas: original FM/RM/Loop/Park shields
« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2015, 12:57:34 PM »

That first photo is great!  The guy is so confused, he can't simply interpret the sign while looking through his windshield.  No, he has to get out of the car, and get up real close... and it's still a head-scratcher.  Yet it seems like a pretty straightforward sign, which makes me think there must be many signs that the poor guy needs to stop for.  It must take forever to get anywhere...
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Re: Texas: original FM/RM/Loop/Park shields
« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2015, 01:19:47 PM »

That first photo is great!  The guy is so confused, he can't simply interpret the sign while looking through his windshield.  No, he has to get out of the car, and get up real close... and it's still a head-scratcher.  Yet it seems like a pretty straightforward sign, which makes me think there must be many signs that the poor guy needs to stop for.  It must take forever to get anywhere...

Just tell me how to get to Bandera!
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Re: Texas: original FM/RM/Loop/Park shields
« Reply #10 on: January 14, 2015, 03:38:58 PM »

Yeah, Bandera is the head-scratcher. FM 689 is now part of SH 173, and is the recommended truck route.
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Re: Texas: original FM/RM/Loop/Park shields
« Reply #11 on: January 16, 2015, 09:58:54 AM »

So when did the state outline FM markers come in? Had to be between 1953 and the mid 70s.
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Re: Texas: original FM/RM/Loop/Park shields
« Reply #12 on: January 16, 2015, 03:24:16 PM »

http://shields.aaroads.com/show.php?image=TX19560691

The shield gallery says this is a 1956 spec.

The modern design was introduced around 1964. I have seen old newspaper articles from that year with pics of sign upgrades to modern standards.

( I couldn't insert this image for some reason. )

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