This page will have photos and descriptions of some of the signals around my area. Most are from the City of Utica, NY.
Corner of Broad Street and First Street, City of Utica, NY.
Corner of French Road and Seward Ave. Utica, NY
This signal has been here for as long as I can remember. Everything is just the way it has pretty much always been, except for LED’s, an LED arrow, and a new controller which replaced the original one in 2014. This also shows the old Snow Emergency Beacon that use to be on the main roads in Utica and would flash whenever there was a snow emergency. They haven’t been functioning since the late 1990’s.
Intersection of Bleecker Street and Mohawk Street, Utica, NY. January 2015
Another great old Utica, NY Signal. Crouse Hinds Art Deco with an added on 8″ arrow for left turns. This has been there again, as long as I can remember. There was a Porthole up there in some earlier pictures from the 1950’s that I’ve seen, but thats before my time.
Another classic Utica, NY Signal span. Crouse Hinds Art Decos Corner of Whitesboro Street and Schuyler Street, Utica.
This has been there as long as I can remember. there is a large gap between the signals on the span. There’s an active railroad line that runs down the middle of Schuyler Street.
One of the remaining Crouse Hinds Art Deco D Clusters in Utica. Corner of Sunset Avenue and Seward Ave. Google Street View Link
Even has a wagon wheel on the bottom. It has LEDs in it but is still happily standing guard over the corner as it has pretty much forever. This is a twin to the one I have except this was painted yellow at some point.
Corner of John, Mary & Park Ave Utica, NY
Parts and pieces of some Crouse Hinds Type M signals. They are pretty much a mess and the old controller still runs this intersection. It’s an odd one with 5 roads coming into this one.
Corner of Sherman Drive and Madison Ave, Utica, NY. Passed under this one I dont know how many times going to my grandparents houses. I can remember these from the early 1970’s. Same setup except for red and green LEDs on it.
This one a block away from the last. Corner of Madison Ave and Armory Drive, Utica NY. Again, same as it ever was except for 8 LEDs on it. The old controller was there last I saw in 2017 also. How do I remember all this, I just do I tell people.
(These are still chugging away, though with a new fancy electronic controller now. Passed by here June 2018 and they look exactly the same as they did in the 1970’s except for the red and green LEDs)
This beauty has been at the corner of French Road and Genesee Street in Utica since the mid 1990’s. The original signal got hit by a truck when the telephone pole holding 1 side of the span started sagging and the light hung too low to the ground and got smacked.
Signals Lincoln Ave, Francis Street and William Street Utica NY in front of Holy Trinity Church. These were pretty much original and had been on flash for many years. They were removed in 2017 sadly and probably were scrapped by the contractor of the North-South Arterial reconstruction project.
This signal was on the corner of Lincoln Ave and Sunset Ave Utica. Odd shaped intersection so these were all 3M programmed visibility adapters on all 12 lights. These “prevented” opposing traffic from being confused by seeing the other sides signal. This light also came down with the Arterial reconstruction project. This one in 2016.
However, I know exactly where this light is.
Here it sits, stored on a floor by the City of Utica. To me, it’s a thing of beauty and something from Utica’s past. Do I want it? YES. Have I tried to get it? OF COURSE!
This signals and some others me and my friend found a few months ago. I’m trying my darnedest to get the city to LET me buy them. I really don’t want them to scrap this and the others. To be continued I guess………..