Finally! My sister is the keeper of old family photos. She's scanned a bunch and I told her I wanted to find a photo of the first light I got. She finally found it and I owe her lunch for it too as I had promised. My first traffic signal. Circa 1967?? Thats me. Guess... Continue Reading →
More Utica, NY stuff I picked up in November 2018. I got parts and pieces from a local intersection. The controller was up on Lincoln Ave Utica, NY in front of Holy Trinity Church since some time in the 60's I think and there was also a Crouse Hinds Art Deco single signal I got.... Continue Reading →
Got this beauty from Utica's past. A Crouse Hinds GS4 Controller. There were 2 intersections left in downtown that still had these. Both were green. This was from Lafayette & Washington Streets. This intersection has been inoperable since the early 1990's. A building was built in the area and there was no need for the... Continue Reading →
Visited Rome with some signal enthusiasts in August. There are some nice lights still up in Rome. Plus, they take very good care of them and they have all been repainted over the years. West Thomas Street and North George Street. A Crouse Hinds Art Deco signal with a wagon wheel on the bottom. This... Continue Reading →
Went out with a group of signal enthusiasts on the hunt for some old signals. I was aware of their locations, some I haven't seen in a few years. It was good to see some old stuff still up!! Varick Street & Columbia Street, Utica, NY. The pedestal bases are the only ones surviving in... Continue Reading →
After a bit of thinking on how to do this by myself, I finally accomplished hanging the span wire setup back up again. It was a LOT of work doing it by myself. Trust me.
Got a electronic controller for the Harrington Seaberg signal from Seneca Falls, NY. Completely rewired the signal. The old wiring was really bad. Found some replica old style cloth wiring on Amazon. It was pretty easy to work with and is close to what was in there before. Got everything rewired and assembled. There are... Continue Reading →
Just a quick update. We installed solar panels from Tesla a month ago and yesterday the power company installed the new power meter. So now the signals (and everything else) is solar powered. Got them from Tesla. It's not the solar roof I envisioned which was wildly popular and sold very fast but it... Continue Reading →