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Re: Old Traffic Signals
« Reply #525 on: February 12, 2018, 02:57:23 PM »

Nice collection of oldies there!

Which signals were your favorites?
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« Reply #526 on: February 14, 2018, 01:14:18 PM »

Nice collection of oldies there!

Which signals were your favorites?

Marbelites, followed by that Crouse-Hinds M and the Econolites

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Re: Old Traffic Signals
« Reply #528 on: February 20, 2018, 09:29:29 PM »


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« Reply #529 on: February 20, 2018, 09:54:34 PM »


Cameron, MO

Not sure if that counts, since it's decommissioned, but okay
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Re: Old Traffic Signals
« Reply #530 on: February 22, 2018, 04:48:48 PM »

Was bored at home today, so I went around to do some old signal scouting in the SE Pennsylvania area. I came across these 8" Eagles that have 12" adapter units installed in the red sections. There used to be a ton of these types of signals decades ago around Philly, but these are the only ones left I'm aware of. Haverford and Remington Roads in Lower Merion Township...






Those are VERY rare, and what a coincidence, I finally got shots of a couple of old Flatback doghouses, which are almost as rare as your fish-head eagleluxes, and just like with your photos, I happened to find these in Lower Merion.
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« Reply #531 on: February 24, 2018, 11:40:59 AM »

Here's a set I found on Thursday in East Peoria, IL:
https://goo.gl/maps/DQSvAuZWN9r - four lamp signals with 12" reds, 8" yellows and greens, and a mixture of 8" and 12" arrows.

They have friends at that intersection.
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Re: Old Traffic Signals
« Reply #532 on: February 25, 2018, 03:28:26 PM »

Eagle flatback doghouse traffic signal mounted on the side of the pole by Traffic Light Guy, on Flickr

Old Eagle flatbacks on stainless steel monotubes by Traffic Light Guy, on Flickr

Eagle flatbacks on stainless steel  montotubes (Zoomed out, really old doghouse mounted on the side) by Traffic Light Guy, on Flickr

Eagle flatback doghouse traffic light (side-view) by Traffic Light Guy, on Flickr

Has anyone ever seen doghouses older than these!?!?! These are the oldest doghouses I've ever seen, at least within the Philadelphia area. Just like Ian's fish-head eagleluxes, these Eagle flatback doghouses are VERY rare. I'm only aware of the existence of only five of these flatback doghouses, the other three are in Bristol. The ones here are in Lower Merion. Another thing I've gotta mention is that these were shot only a few blocks away from Ian's eagleluxes.
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« Reply #533 on: February 25, 2018, 09:12:24 PM »

Definitely not the oldest doghouses out there, and certainly not particularly rare. Your pictures are all very hazy, you need to clean off your camera lens. And the signals have some brand new LED modules in them, so I really doubt they’re in any imminent danger.
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« Reply #534 on: February 25, 2018, 09:27:45 PM »

Definitely not the oldest doghouses out there, and certainly not particularly rare. Your pictures are all very hazy, you need to clean off your camera lens. And the signals have some brand new LED modules in them, so I really doubt they’re in any imminent danger.

In my area, flatback doghouses are not too common, in other states, maybe. And if those aren't the oldest doghouses, what are? I plan on getting a new camera too.
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« Reply #535 on: February 26, 2018, 05:04:27 PM »

Definitely not the oldest doghouses out there, and certainly not particularly rare. Your pictures are all very hazy, you need to clean off your camera lens. And the signals have some brand new LED modules in them, so I really doubt they’re in any imminent danger.

If so, where's you're proof, I'm gonna start a new topic based on old doghouses
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Re: Old Traffic Signals
« Reply #536 on: February 27, 2018, 03:42:24 PM »

What do you guys think of my Lower Merion, PA; 12-inch Eagle flatback doghouse pictures?

flat-who?
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« Reply #537 on: February 27, 2018, 03:48:30 PM »

What do you guys think of my Lower Merion, PA; 12-inch Eagle flatback doghouse pictures?

flat-who?

"Flatback" is the model of the traffic lights in my most recent pictures. Eagle is the company that made them. And doghouse is the term for a 5-light traffic light.

Eagle flatback doghouse traffic signal (Rear-view) by Traffic Light Guy, on Flickr

You see the Eagle logo on the back, that's the company that made the light. That particular model is the "flat-back"
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« Reply #538 on: February 27, 2018, 03:51:22 PM »

Now, I'm gonna say it again, for those of you who do know about traffic lights. What did you guys think of my Eagle flatback doghouse pictures?
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« Reply #539 on: February 27, 2018, 04:59:00 PM »

Now, I'm gonna say it again, for those of you who do know about traffic lights. What did you guys think of my Eagle flatback doghouse pictures?

No one is obliged to comment anything on your photos. Just like no one is obliged to go out and scout signals for you, and how no one is obliged to reply to the numerous threads you've gone off about these doghouses...
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« Reply #540 on: February 27, 2018, 05:00:38 PM »

Now, I'm gonna say it again, for those of you who do know about traffic lights. What did you guys think of my Eagle flatback doghouse pictures?

No one is obliged to comment anything on your photos. Just like no one is obliged to go out and scout signals for you, and how no one is obliged to reply to the numerous threads you've gone off about these doghouses...

I apologize Ian
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Re: Old Traffic Signals
« Reply #541 on: February 27, 2018, 05:17:15 PM »

Its pictures of a Eagle 12in Doghouse, that's nice.... I'm glad you find it extremely interesting. But to me and most of the other few signal collectors here, its nothing too special.   
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« Reply #542 on: February 27, 2018, 05:18:48 PM »

Its pictures of a Eagle 12in Doghouse, that's nice.... I'm glad you find it extremely interesting. But to me and most of the other few signal collectors here, its nothing too special.

Thank you for being polite
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« Reply #543 on: February 27, 2018, 05:30:14 PM »

I'm not trying to ruin you enthusiasm about the hobby, its a great hobby! Most of the people here don't have much interest in traffic signals, so hounding information down peoples throats about one type of signal does not put you in a great spotlight in this online community. 
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« Reply #544 on: February 27, 2018, 05:41:25 PM »

I'm not trying to ruin you enthusiasm about the hobby, its a great hobby! Most of the people here don't have much interest in traffic signals, so hounding information down peoples throats about one type of signal does not put you in a great spotlight in this online community.

I apologize, I'll try to keep it cool. It's just that there aren't many sites out there dedicated to this type of interest
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« Reply #545 on: February 27, 2018, 06:24:33 PM »

I think those traffic signals are very cool and interesting, but I didn't reply because I am not as knowledgeable about them (though I hope to change that in the future by learning much more).

But as others have said, you cannot force people to reply to your posts - but do keep in mind, just because someone doesn't reply to your post does not mean that they don't find it interesting or appreciate the content that you have shared - they just may not have the time, or enough to say to make their own post on it. As I said, I highly enjoyed the pictures and very much appreciated you showing them to us - and not replying (at least right away) does not mean that that is not the case.  :nod:

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« Reply #546 on: March 01, 2018, 05:33:31 PM »

I've noticed that all the signal configurations in Lower Merion have stainless steel poles. I wonder if the poles were always like that, or if they reinstalled the old signals onto new masts. I'm not really sure, since some of the stainless steel poles have arches and angles, and PennDOT stopped using angled mast-arms and double arches in 1977.
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« Reply #547 on: March 01, 2018, 05:40:57 PM »

I've noticed that all the signal configurations in Lower Merion have stainless steel poles. I wonder if the poles were always like that, or if they reinstalled the old signals onto new masts. I'm not really sure, since some of the stainless steel poles have arches and angles, and PennDOT stopped using angled mast-arms and double arches in 1977.

There Eagles from the 70's, not that old so my guess is that they are original. No need to replace all the poles in a town and keep the same signals up. Does this Lower Merion have any thing good? Like four-ways or something interesting?
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« Reply #548 on: March 01, 2018, 05:54:42 PM »

I've noticed that all the signal configurations in Lower Merion have stainless steel poles. I wonder if the poles were always like that, or if they reinstalled the old signals onto new masts. I'm not really sure, since some of the stainless steel poles have arches and angles, and PennDOT stopped using angled mast-arms and double arches in 1977.

There Eagles from the 70's, not that old so my guess is that they are original. No need to replace all the poles in a town and keep the same signals up. Does this Lower Merion have any thing good? Like four-ways or something interesting?

They do have a few eagleluxes. There are also a few art decos in chester, which is a half-hour or so away from Lower Merion.
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« Reply #549 on: March 01, 2018, 06:05:04 PM »

I've noticed that all the signal configurations in Lower Merion have stainless steel poles. I wonder if the poles were always like that, or if they reinstalled the old signals onto new masts. I'm not really sure, since some of the stainless steel poles have arches and angles, and PennDOT stopped using angled mast-arms and double arches in 1977.

There Eagles from the 70's, not that old so my guess is that they are original. No need to replace all the poles in a town and keep the same signals up. Does this Lower Merion have any thing good? Like four-ways or something interesting?

They do have a few eagleluxes. There are also a few art decos in chester, which is a half-hour or so away from Lower Merion.

  Definitely those Eagleluxes and CHs are a better interest. 
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