The Cumberland Valley Rail Trail is a scenic, 13-mile trail that follows an abandoned railroad track from Newville, Pennsylvania, to Shippensburg, Pennsylvania. In 2012, thirteen Pannier Fiberglass Embedded panels and Traditional T exhibit bases were installed along the Cumberland Valley Rail Trail. The signage serves to educate the thousands of trail users that walk, cycle, and horseback ride along the trail each year. Signage topics share the history of the Cumberland Valley Railroad from early railroad travel, to agricultural and Civil War heritage.
The trail and fiberglass signs have been diligently maintained by the Cumberland Valley Rail Trail Council. South-central Pennsylvania experiences the highs and lows of all four seasons, so the signs have certainly experienced their fair share of climate extremes.
“The original 13 fiberglass signs have weathered very well over the years. We’ve really had no problems at all throughout the sign acquisition and installation process.” —Jim Mader, Cumberland Valley Rail Trail Council
Fast forward to 2020, and the Cumberland Valley Rail Trail Council recently installed two new fiberglass signs along the trail and three new signs at the Cumberland Valley Railroad Museum, which is located in a restored boxcar at the Shippensburg trailhead. The Trail Council is so pleased with how the original 13 signs have held up they decided to order the same materials and design.
“We liked the way Pannier’s signs look, and Pannier was competitive in price and has provided great support. Working with Pannier has really made these projects simple. The company has been very helpful to us as we’re certainly not professionals in this medium.” —Jim Mader, Cumberland Valley Rail Trail Council
All of Pannier’s Fiberglass Embedded signs and panels come with a 10-year warranty for fading and delaminating. We are proud to stand behind our promise of durability and know viewers will enjoy fiberglass signs for years to come.
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