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 →
I was tipped off about this signal from a fellow collector (who by the way, has some great looking signals). He spotted it on Craigslist. I contacted the seller, made arrangements to take a look at it (I already had my mind set that I was coming home with it. Trust me!) and we took... Continue Reading →
Added a couple new signals to the setup. The 2 Crouse Hind D's I got with the Yellow Marbelite. These came from the Village of New Hartford and were a block away from my house when I was growing up. Here's a bunch of them all cycling away.
I really don't know a heck of a lot about this controller. Picked it up from another collector in June 2017. It's a Crouse Hinds LS (?) Controller. Old school electromechanical controller. It is originally from Ithaca, NY. Corner of Seneca and Cayuga Streets I'm trying to figure out a little more about it. I... Continue Reading →
After quite a while, The Deco (Big Green) is back running once again. It's been sitting in the basement for quite a while and got it hanging at Easter. Took 3 of us to do it since it's really heavy. This is probably my favorite signal of the ones I've got. Saw so many of... Continue Reading →