Distinction in the Southern Tier
This village, the home of Endicott Johnson and birthplace of IBM, has
its share of distinction. It had its share of green-colored Art Deco signals
installed in the 1930s through 1950s. In the 196os, though, things changed.
Around 1961, the village installed Crouse-Hinds breadloaf-style signals
mounted on stainless-steel trusses that would become a trademark. The
signal heads themselves also changed; no longer would they be green, but they
had yellow casings with black doors and visors. As time wore on, the signals gradually changed. First, the shape of the signal head would change, around 1966. Then, the paint scheme would evolve to where all-yellow signals were used. Today, the village has
a most interesting collection of signals, in spite of its hard times.
Also unique is that the villages municipal
power company (part of Endicott does not have New York State Electric
& Gas) administers the municipalitys signals.