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Old Traffic Signals
« on: June 21, 2009, 09:53:36 PM »

Inspired by some of our signal talk over in the off-topic section, I sifted through more of my archives for some classic signal assemblies. Click for larger images.

Images from Quincy, Florida:



Crawford Street eastbound at Adams Street



Crawford Street westbound at Jackson Street





The oldest is this one-piece four-way at Crawford and Monroe Streets.



Crawford Street westbound at Stewart Street.

Images from Tampa, Florida:



Lois Avenue northbound at Morrison Avenue.



Lois Avenue northbound at Swann Avenue.



22nd Street northbound at Hanna Avenue.

Orlando



Orange Avenue north at North Lucerne Circle West with access to Florida 408 west.



Florida 527 northbound at the turn onto Orange Avenue.



Orange Avenue north at the merge with Florida 527 (same intersection as above).



Magnolia Avenue northbound after its split with Florida 527 with Lake Ivanhoe in the background.
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Re: Old Traffic Signals
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2009, 09:58:04 PM »

These aren't mine, but here are some great examples of Michigan lights that were put up in the 70's and 80's.







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Re: Old Traffic Signals
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2009, 10:16:55 PM »

Downtown Seattle has many older ground level assemblies. Some of the signals have points on the tops, others appeared to be four-way assemblies with false panels in place of signal lens. Click for larger images.







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Re: Old Traffic Signals
« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2009, 10:25:38 PM »

I posted some images of the old traffic light assembly in Bay Minette on the other thread, but wanted to share some more recent images (taken 03/20/09) of the same signals:







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Re: Old Traffic Signals
« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2009, 03:45:06 AM »

Those Tampa ones are awesome!!! Never saw FL use the 12-inch(?) red, the larger green seems to be more common.


P.S. The "LEFT" above the turn signal in Hellfighter's picture is amusing.  :biggrin:
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Re: Old Traffic Signals
« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2009, 03:58:03 AM »

Those are some great pics.  Thanks so much for posting those, aaroads.  I've never seen any 12/8/8 signals in FL pics either.  I haven't seen too many FL installaqtions live since I've only been there twice and one of the times I was too young to remember much from the trip.  It's great to see some of their older and more interesting assemblies before they get replaced.

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Re: Old Traffic Signals
« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2009, 11:16:05 AM »


P.S. The "LEFT" above the turn signal in Hellfighter's picture is amusing.  :biggrin:

Here's an older version wildly used...



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Re: Old Traffic Signals
« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2009, 04:04:27 PM »

Okay, the greater Albany, NY area has a ton (no im really serious) of old signals which most include old 4way lights. Here are some of my pics...

Colonie, NY:
http://picasaweb.google.com/Iansignal/NewYorkTrafficSignalsAndRoadSigns#5303560726497598226
Albany, NY:
http://picasaweb.google.com/Iansignal/NewYorkTrafficSignalsAndRoadSigns#5289078614267868738
http://picasaweb.google.com/Iansignal/NewYorkTrafficSignalsAndRoadSigns#5289080630456596546
http://picasaweb.google.com/Iansignal/NewYorkTrafficSignalsAndRoadSigns#5289081511382471346
Cohoes, NY:
http://picasaweb.google.com/Iansignal/NewYorkTrafficSignalsAndRoadSigns#5289082321813003474
http://picasaweb.google.com/Iansignal/NewYorkTrafficSignalsAndRoadSigns#5289082820595349058
http://picasaweb.google.com/Iansignal/NewYorkTrafficSignalsAndRoadSigns#5289083180945232610
http://picasaweb.google.com/Iansignal/NewYorkTrafficSignalsAndRoadSigns#5289083654363753826

In Tarrytown, NY, not necessarely old, but interesting and typical in towns in NY:
http://picasaweb.google.com/Iansignal/NewYorkTrafficSignalsAndRoadSigns#5322899718276835650
http://picasaweb.google.com/Iansignal/NewYorkTrafficSignalsAndRoadSigns#5322899748260542242

Also, an older common NY practice: installing bottom bars to connect signals and signs:
http://picasaweb.google.com/Iansignal/NewYorkTrafficSignalsAndRoadSigns#5292758614206414530
http://picasaweb.google.com/Iansignal/NewYorkTrafficSignalsAndRoadSigns#5322899698522290162
http://picasaweb.google.com/Iansignal/NewYorkTrafficSignalsAndRoadSigns#5322899760000040786
http://picasaweb.google.com/Iansignal/NewYorkTrafficSignalsAndRoadSigns#5322899774549049874

In Westerly, RI, an older 2 color yellow/green fiber-optic arrow in fairly newer signals:
http://picasaweb.google.com/Iansignal/RhodeIslandTrafficSignalsAndRoadSigns#5324337368402786690

Still commonly seen in the Philadelphia metro area, an older practice where the red and green arrow are lit at the same time when the through signal is red. This is in Conshohocken:
http://picasaweb.google.com/Iansignal/PennsylvaniaTrafficSignalsAndRoadSigns#5291331882422141218

Chester, PA has a lot of old signals:
http://picasaweb.google.com/Iansignal/PennsylvaniaTrafficSignalsAndRoadSigns#5303097177910899666
http://picasaweb.google.com/Iansignal/PennsylvaniaTrafficSignalsAndRoadSigns#5303096793373109474
http://picasaweb.google.com/Iansignal/PennsylvaniaTrafficSignalsAndRoadSigns#5303097392944738450
http://picasaweb.google.com/Iansignal/PennsylvaniaTrafficSignalsAndRoadSigns#5303102886894780034
http://picasaweb.google.com/Iansignal/PennsylvaniaTrafficSignalsAndRoadSigns#5303103338958207954

And in a town very close to where I live:
http://picasaweb.google.com/Iansignal/PennsylvaniaTrafficSignalsAndRoadSigns#5306484751413577170

By the Philadelphia International Airport:
http://picasaweb.google.com/Iansignal/PennsylvaniaTrafficSignalsAndRoadSigns#5308026886180769186

Not too far from me are some ancient Crouse Hinds "art decos":
http://picasaweb.google.com/Iansignal/PennsylvaniaTrafficSignalsAndRoadSigns#5338843694946852114

On the Massachusetts Turnpike:
http://picasaweb.google.com/Iansignal/MassachusettsTrafficSignalsAndRoadSigns#5322895085732114258
http://picasaweb.google.com/Iansignal/MassachusettsTrafficSignalsAndRoadSigns#5323964191266608066

Salem, MA:
http://picasaweb.google.com/Iansignal/MassachusettsTrafficSignalsAndRoadSigns#5323186123916208402
http://picasaweb.google.com/Iansignal/MassachusettsTrafficSignalsAndRoadSigns#5323186134776170434
http://picasaweb.google.com/Iansignal/MassachusettsTrafficSignalsAndRoadSigns#5323186143991701842
http://picasaweb.google.com/Iansignal/MassachusettsTrafficSignalsAndRoadSigns#5323186155348879010

Paulsboro, NJ:
http://picasaweb.google.com/Iansignal/NewJerseyTrafficSignalsAndRoadSigns#5307981303698825234
http://picasaweb.google.com/Iansignal/NewJerseyTrafficSignalsAndRoadSigns#5341344526178999586

Talleyville, DE (not old, but very interesting):
http://picasaweb.google.com/Iansignal/DelawareTrafficSignalsAndRoadSigns#5347724690054339346
http://picasaweb.google.com/Iansignal/DelawareTrafficSignalsAndRoadSigns#5347724695404319410

Seems like a lot of photos, but check them out! They are pretty interesting!
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Re: Old Traffic Signals
« Reply #8 on: June 22, 2009, 04:46:17 PM »

The Seattle area has some of those light-up signs attached to their signals similar to the "Left" signs in Michigan. Here is an example from the off-ramp to WA-523:

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« Reply #9 on: June 22, 2009, 05:16:07 PM »

One of my signals is from Seattle and had one of those signs attatched to the bottom. But the thing is, it wasn't a light up sign, it was a normal one.
Here are photos of them:
http://picasaweb.google.com/Iansignal/My8InchEconoliteAndONEWAYSign#

Here is also another old signal I want to share with you. Morton Township, PA:
http://picasaweb.google.com/Iansignal/PennsylvaniaTrafficSignalsAndRoadSigns#5289470130879783138

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Re: Old Traffic Signals
« Reply #10 on: June 22, 2009, 06:08:19 PM »



Many intersections in Charleston outside downtown and the Battery feature these older signals. However many of them have been replaced with black painted mast arm assemblies and larger more standard signals.



Retro signals are used in the Battery itself. Most of the signals are ground level with the 12" 8" 8" style. There is at least one intersection with the 30" yellow span-wire supported lights.

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« Reply #11 on: June 22, 2009, 08:07:53 PM »

just about the one old traffic signal photo I have:

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« Reply #12 on: June 22, 2009, 11:47:16 PM »



or we could get older...

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« Reply #13 on: June 24, 2009, 01:47:01 PM »

just about the one old traffic signal photo I have:



That looks an awful lot like Latrobe, Pennsylvania.
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« Reply #14 on: June 24, 2009, 07:38:06 PM »

there's a very good reason for that...  :sombrero:
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« Reply #15 on: June 26, 2009, 01:18:39 AM »

And more...











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« Reply #16 on: June 27, 2009, 09:32:21 PM »

here some traffic lights style still used in Quebec and parts of Maritimes provinces
http://www.flickr.com/photos/steve-brandon/3136925672/
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Traffic_Light_Red_NB.jpg
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Re: Old Traffic Signals
« Reply #17 on: June 29, 2009, 09:53:20 AM »

Here's one from Wildwood, NJ:


This is one that can be seen just off PA 8 in Etna, PA.


And here's one from Mobile from the site:
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« Reply #18 on: June 29, 2009, 11:34:25 AM »

This is one that can be seen just off PA 8 in Etna, PA.

I think you got a wrong location on that picture.  That can't be Etna.  I live in the area and go past Etna on PA-8 several times and while there is a set of lights like that @ the intersection of PA-8 & Old Butler Plank Rd in Glenshaw (north of Etna + the lights are on non-railroad side of PA-8), that picture doesn't match anything that I know of along PA-8.
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« Reply #19 on: June 29, 2009, 05:33:51 PM »

This is one that can be seen just off PA 8 in Etna, PA.

I think you got a wrong location on that picture.  That can't be Etna.  I live in the area and go past Etna on PA-8 several times and while there is a set of lights like that @ the intersection of PA-8 & Old Butler Plank Rd in Glenshaw (north of Etna + the lights are on non-railroad side of PA-8), that picture doesn't match anything that I know of along PA-8.
It might not be, but I thought it was the same set.
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« Reply #20 on: July 04, 2009, 01:53:08 AM »

Here is one at Central Blvd. & Tampa Ave. in Orlando.









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« Reply #21 on: July 05, 2009, 08:14:22 PM »

just about the one old traffic signal photo I have:



That looks an awful lot like Latrobe, Pennsylvania.

It is, right where Depot and Main Streets intersect.

Years ago, the bottom part of the signal had a continually illuminated right green arrow to direct northbound 981 traffic to turn right, and on the opposite side was a straight and left green arrow.
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« Reply #23 on: July 06, 2009, 12:24:08 AM »



Thats actually not that old. Pretty modern actually.
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« Reply #24 on: July 06, 2009, 12:46:43 AM »

Well, the light structure is from the '70's and it's the same one, they just painted the light covers black, and added modern pedestrian signals. This is from Ann Arbor, and is very common within Ann Arbor and Oakland County.
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