About Me

My name is Tony. I live in Westmoreland (Rome) New York and have lived in the Utica/Rome area pretty much most of my life. I have loved traffic lights since I was a kid. Always liked looking at them and amazed at how they work. Growing up in Central New York near Utica, I had... Continue Reading →

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Fixed The Sagging Span Wire Setup

My span wire setup in the back yard had some issues over the winter. Last summer we fixed it all up, poles were straight, signals were high enough off the ground that I could mow under them. But this spring, the screw in the ground anchors came most of the way out of the ground... Continue Reading →

Spring 2021 What’s New

So, it's finally Springs 2021. Well, not weather wise but on the calendar it is. Nothing really new as far as signal collecting. It's still brutally slow at work, so that means there's no signal collection money available. Though, it is finally getting busier at work with things opening up here finally. Plus, old signals... Continue Reading →

Utica NY Snow Emergency Light

Hello 2021. Been a long time in between posts. With the pandemic affecting my business, signal hording has come to a screeching halt. A couple things here and there, but for the most part, I'm not even looking for anything. Sucks but what can I do. Anyway............. A couple of wild Utica Snow Emergency Lights... Continue Reading →

Crouse Hinds PCN Controller #2

I picked up another Crouse Hinds PCN-100 Traffic Signal Controller a month or so back. Here it is having it's first hug in a long time. This is another from Utica New York. My favorite place to get them from as you probably already know. There were upwards of 50 of these on the streets... Continue Reading →

Some new additions….

I'm still here. Been a while since my last updates.Got some new mechanical controllers to write about. 1 new one and another that's been sitting in the basement for a couple of years. Got some new parts for it and it's humming once again. I'll make the time soon to get a writeup for them... Continue Reading →

Everything is on pause

Been a while since my last update. I'm like everyone else now a days. Everything seems to be on pause. Living in New York, we were hit especially hard. Pretty much all businesses were closed with the exception of grocery stores. Being a small business owner, I took quite a hit also during the NY... Continue Reading →

Old Stuff But Not Traffic Signals

I've always had a thing for old traffic signals, but I also enjoy seeing anything that's really old. I think about how they completed a project the size of the original Erie Canal and even how they did the excavation of it here in 1817. As Dale Earnhardt Jr. calls it, it's "tangible history" which... Continue Reading →

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