Lothian Region Transport

now Lothian Buses

Signwriting

Photo

1.

John Dickson at Work  -  Signwriting at Seafield  -  Colour Photo

Lothian Regional Transport   -  John Dickson signwriting at Seafield Works

John Dickson, Royston, Edinburgh                                                                                                                 Photo taken:  late-1980s

Photo

2.

John Dickson at Work  -  Signwriting at Seafield  -  Sepia Photo

Lothian Regional Transport   -  John Dickson signwriting at Seafield Works

John Dickson, Royston, Edinburgh  -  This is Photo 1 above, converted to Sepia using Photoshop.

 

 

Recollections

1.

John Dickson

Royston, Edinburgh

Thank you to John Dickson for responding to a photo sent by Allan Dodds of a destination board from the last tram on Route 23 in 1956.

Photo

1.

John sent me this photo of himself at work as a signwriter for Lothian Regional Transport, now Lothian Buses, at their Seafield works.

John wrote:

Signwriting

"I used to signwrite destination boards:

Destination Board from the last 23 tram  -  1956

-  TO THE ZOO

-  TO THE AIRPORT

-  etc.

Here is a shot of me signwriting a glass number plate at Seafield.  You'll notice that the numbers are reversed and see-through with a coat of white.  They light up at night."

John Dickson, Royston, Edinburgh: January 7, 2012

Photo

2.

I converted John's Photo 1 above to sepia to create Photo 2 above,  in an attempt to give the photo more of a period feel.

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh: January 7, 2012

 

Recollections

2.

John Dickson

Royston, Edinburgh

Thank you to John Dickson for writing again.

John wrote

Paintshop at Seafield

Number Plates

    Lothian Regional Transport   -  John Dickson signwriting at Seafield Works

"This photo would have been taken in the late-1980s.  My kids were budding artists.  I used to put all their artwork around the walls."

John Dickson, Royston, Edinburgh: January 7, 2012

Here is another photo of John working at the LRT Seafield Paint Shop.  In this photo, he is working on a prototype logo for LRT.

 

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