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 →

Old Time Utica

Utica, NY was once a thriving city of over 100,000 residents. Today is is a shell of it's former self with most large manufacturers like GE, Chicago Pneumatic and hosts of other large manufacturers gone. With the decrease in population comes less cars and the need for less traffic control devices. Utica still has many,... Continue Reading →

Utica/Rome Signal Meet 2019

Had some fellow signal collectors up. We went on the hunt for cool signals and any other old stuff we could find. Was a really good time! Just a start. I'll be adding more soon. Downtown Utica, NY.These beautiful old buildings will soon be bulldozed in the name of "progress" (it's a joke) to build... Continue Reading →

Rome August 2018

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 →

Utica Signal Hunt August 2018

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 →

Signal Hunt March 2018

Went out with a fellow signal friend of mine Friday. We saw a lot of cool stuff. There isn't as much up as their used to be, plus many of the "classic" signals that have been hanging in Utica, NY since the 1960's are disappearing. Either replaced with new plastic junk that doesn't last as... Continue Reading →

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