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 →

My First Light

Finally! My sister is the keeper of old family photos. She's scanned a bunch and I told her I wanted to find a photo of the first light I got. She finally found it and I owe her lunch for it too as I had promised. My first traffic signal. Circa 1967?? Thats me. Guess... Continue Reading →

Crouse Hinds GS Controller

Got this beauty from Utica's past. A Crouse Hinds GS Controller. There were 2 intersections left in downtown that still had these. Both were green. This was from Lafayette & Washington Streets. This intersection has been inoperable since the early 1990's.  A building was built in the area and there was no need for the... 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 →

Harrington-Seaberg Signal With Controller

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 →

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