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 →

Crouse Hinds Brass Plate

Guess what. It's not a traffic light for once. It's a Crouse Hinds Plate instead. No idea what this was from. I've asked around and heard a few suggestions. It's an engraved brass plate (engraved huh?) that is 3" x 6". I would assume it was mounted to some kind of box, probably a shipping... 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 →

Crouse Hinds Porthole Signal

Picked up another new signal. Been a few months. This one joined the gang in May 2019. This one was on my bucket list for a long time. It's a Crouse Hinds Type T or Porthole Signal. It was being sold by someone less than 30 minutes away so that was a great plus. A... Continue Reading →

The Utica M Cluster

This monster was actually the very first cluster I got a long time ago. It was actually in 2014. That's 5 years, but in signal years, it's really only like 1 year. I had met up with some guys through a Facebook group. I went on a signal pickup with them and spotted this light.... Continue Reading →

Crouse Hinds Type M Twins

Happily released from the basement they were locked away in Yeah, I know. Not more signals again. The 1st of 2019. February 2019 will be their new birthday month, just like mine. A pair of rodded Crouse Hinds Type M Fixed 4 way signals. Thats a mouthful. I call them The M Twins instead. Probably... Continue Reading →

Group Video

Got everyone to stand still for a few minutes to take a group video.This is everything thats currently hooked up in the basement. Added one of the Marbelite twins this week. It was quite fun trying to hang it like the others. Accomplished it myself with the help of a come along and some ingenuity.... Continue Reading →

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