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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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 →

Signals of Rome, NY

Rome, NY is also home to many old Traffic Signals. Rome was a much larger city than it is now. Being home to Griffiss Air Force Base for nearly 50 years until it was decommissioned, the population was much higher than it is today. The city also tends to take care of its signals. Most... Continue Reading →

Old Time Utica #2

I've always had a thing for anything from Utica, NY from it's golden age. Utica was once one of the top 10 populous cities in New York and a great hub for transportation since it was in the center of New York State. So with a city having a large population, comes the need for... Continue Reading →

Small March 2020 Video Update

With all the pandemonium going on with the Coronavirus making it's way around the country & world, I did a small update. The 4 signals that were upstairs are now down with the rest of the crew. Moving them down a set of stairs is always challenging doing it alone, and luckily, I haven't dropped... Continue Reading →

Tokheim Signaphore Signal Controller

The Tokheim Controller. Of course, a bit of a story how I was able to get this.I got an email from someone who had seen my website. The subject line was "cleaning the attic" along with a list: Have a neon walk signal with bulbs.2 Corning green glass3 Tokheim green glass5 Corning caution glass4 Tokheim... Continue Reading →

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