The Rail-Trail Council of Northeast Pennsylvania is working to create and improve a 38-mile trail, which was the former Delaware & Hudson Railroad. The Council seeks to provide a glimpse of the history of the railroad through signage alongside the trail. Last year, they installed a Frameless Cantilevered sign at Ararat Summit, the current trailhead and highest elevation point of the trail. The low-maintenance trail sign depicts a railway bridge that once ran through the forested landscape.
“We feel that it is important to keep the history of the railroad alive. So many people have no idea what the area looked like 50 or 100 years ago. We hope that this sign gives trail users a feeling for the area and how important this area was to the railroad.” —Lynn Conrad, Previous Executive Director, Rail-Trail Council of NEPA
The Council chose to work with Pannier Graphics on the project, as they needed durable signs that would withstand the wear and tear of elements and provide clear images of what the trail once was. With our Fiberglass Embedment panel material, Pannier was able to provide a durable and low-maintenance historical trail sign that will clue people into a world they may not even know existed.
“We have always been pleased with the signs but also the process which ensures you have the look you want without any errors. As our signs need to withstand the elements, we were happy for a new design suggestion that did not have a raised frame, where leaves and debris could accumulate.” —Lynn Conrad, Previous Executive Director, Rail-Trail Council of NEPA
Pannier’s Frameless style signs are made by attaching the panel to a metal backer with a strong adhesive. This design is sleek and elegant and was a perfect fit for this project. The slim, yet strong design keeps maintenance down and offers a trimmer option to the traditional Cantilevered style exhibit base.
For more information on Pannier Graphics’ outdoor interpretive signs, panels, exhibit bases, and frames, browse our website or fill out a contact form. We look forward to an opportunity to help you with your next signage project.