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Re: Old Traffic Signals
« Reply #675 on: November 09, 2019, 12:02:13 AM »

Found some more Econolite round-door Bullseye flashers along the 101 at WA-20. Very rural area; all but a couple seemingly re-painted a brighter shade of green than usual (within the last year), and all are incandescent bulbs with an awesome fade-on/fade-off motion. Look to be in great shape, too:

US-101 @ WA-20, Discovery Bay

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More round-door beacons: US 12 near Aberdeen.  Then a few intersections west: not a green T but a flashing yellow T?

At an antique store in Aberdeen I found an eight inch single green light for sale for $52.  Didn't buy it because I didn't know where I would put it, but I've never seen working signal equipment for such a low price before.
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Re: Old Traffic Signals
« Reply #676 on: November 10, 2019, 07:39:30 PM »


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Re: Old Traffic Signals
« Reply #677 on: November 17, 2019, 10:20:25 AM »

I found a set of old Eagles on angled mast-arms:

Old Eagles on an angled mast-arm by thesignalman, on Flickr


Old Eagles on an angled mast-arm by thesignalman, on Flickr

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Re: Old Traffic Signals
« Reply #678 on: December 03, 2019, 11:47:00 AM »

Textual DONT WALK sign at NE 45th Street and Interstate 5 in Seattle.  Additionally, it's a 3M louvered signal.

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Re: Old Traffic Signals
« Reply #679 on: December 03, 2019, 03:38:14 PM »

Textual DONT WALK sign at NE 45th Street and Interstate 5 in Seattle.  Additionally, it's a 3M louvered signal.



There are a few textual pedestrian signals in my area:

Eagle Flatback worded pedestrian signals by thesignalman, on Flickr

Eagle Flatback worded pedestrian signals by thesignalman, on Flickr

Eagle Flatback Worded Pedestrian Signal by thesignalman, on Flickr


Eagle Flatback worded pedestrian signals by thesignalman, on Flickr

Eagle Flatback worded pedestrian signals by thesignalman, on Flickr

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Re: Old Traffic Signals
« Reply #680 on: December 03, 2019, 03:54:46 PM »

Utah is a place where old things go to die. The state has only two button copy signs left and very little in the way of old signals, and even span-wires are a rarity. I was up in Logan and knew they had some span-wires up there, so thought I'd drive through the area and check them out just for fun. So imagine my shock when I saw these:




The weird thing was that at some of the lights, the "WALK" had been replaced with a man, but the "DONT WALK" was still there:



All of the signals up there look like this. I'm not familiar with all the different brands and types of traffic signals, but these certainly look old:

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Re: Old Traffic Signals
« Reply #681 on: December 07, 2019, 10:13:00 PM »

Utah is a place where old things go to die. The state has only two button copy signs left and very little in the way of old signals, and even span-wires are a rarity. I was up in Logan and knew they had some span-wires up there, so thought I'd drive through the area and check them out just for fun. So imagine my shock when I saw these:




The weird thing was that at some of the lights, the "WALK" had been replaced with a man, but the "DONT WALK" was still there:



All of the signals up there look like this. I'm not familiar with all the different brands and types of traffic signals, but these certainly look old:



The signals in the last photo are Square-Door Econolite Bullseyes
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Re: Old Traffic Signals
« Reply #682 on: December 24, 2019, 03:13:28 PM »

I found some ancient 1950's Crouse-Hinds type DT signals in Collingdale:

Crouse-Hinds Art Deco signals by thesignalman, on Flickr

Crouse-Hinds Art Deco signals by thesignalman, on Flickr

Crouse-Hinds Art Deco signals by thesignalman, on Flickr

Crouse-Hinds Art Decos by thesignalman, on Flickr

Crouse-Hinds Art Deco by thesignalman, on Flickr

Crouse-Hinds Art Deco by thesignalman, on Flickr

I don't have the foggiest idea of how these old geezers slipped past PennDOT's radar. It's truly mind-blowing. These things don't even have LEDs either, a majority of them still have the original Crouse-Hinds smiley lenses. This could be due to the fact that these signals are installed at extremely narrow intersections, making the intersection geometry difficult for signal visibility if a mast-arm were to be added.   
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Re: Old Traffic Signals
« Reply #683 on: January 24, 2020, 11:46:19 PM »

I found some ancient 1950's vintage Crouse-Hinds type DT signals in Folsom:

8-inch Crouse-Hinds type R with a Crouse-Hinds Art Deco by thesignalman, on Flickr

Crouse-Hinds Art Deco by thesignalman, on Flickr

Crouse-Hinds Art Deco signals by thesignalman, on Flickr
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Re: Old Traffic Signals
« Reply #684 on: January 25, 2020, 01:31:12 PM »

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