City Avenue (Philadelphia, PA)

Right on the US 1 exit of the Schuylkill Expressway is an old 12″ bread pan style Crouse-Hinds type M: At the next intersection is a classic set of 70’s Eagle flatbacks mounted at the intersection of City Avenue and Presidential Boulevard. This is a standard Poles Inc era install, with Poles Inc mast-arms that have trapezoid shaped flanges, and signal heads with louvered backplates. Originally, the entire intersection was Eagle (and one of the Poles Inc mast-arms were swapped out for one with an octagonal base). A classic photo of this intersection shown dated 6-28-1974, showing the Eagle flatbacks … Continue reading City Avenue (Philadelphia, PA)

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The City of Philadelphia (Broad St/Old York Road)

Broad Street has a mix of classic and modern signal equipment, some of the signals are original, with some Poles Inc era mast-arm signals still in place that were installed as part of the TOPICS project, while the other portion of the route was redone in 2009 (Every intersection between and Glenwood Avenue and Grange Avenue), and all the TOPICS project Poles Inc installs were replaced with Peeks on brown mast-arms. First, we have a rather classic Poles Inc era intersection, with some 12″ Eagle flatbacks (the garden variety choice of signal back when these were installed). Nothing specials about … Continue reading The City of Philadelphia (Broad St/Old York Road)

Leigh County

Catasauqua 4-ways On the same day that I spotted that Eagle 4-way, a half hour away, in Catasauqua remain a pair of hanging works of art. A Crouse-Hinds type T porthole (the flat top version), which is way less common than the pandoga top model, paired with a slightly newer type M 4-way. The porthole is a very early Crouse-Hinds signal, manufactured from the 1920s, until the mid-30’s, around the time they began producing the type D. My best guess is that the intersection only had the type T operating it alone, until the type M 4-way came up. Besides … Continue reading Leigh County

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Introduce Yourself (Example Post)

This is an example post, originally published as part of Blogging University. Enroll in one of our ten programs, and start your blog right. You’re going to publish a post today. Don’t worry about how your blog looks. Don’t worry if you haven’t given it a name yet, or you’re feeling overwhelmed. Just click the “New Post” button, and tell us why you’re here. Why do this? Because it gives new readers context. What are you about? Why should they read your blog? Because it will help you focus your own ideas about your blog and what you’d like to … Continue reading Introduce Yourself (Example Post)