Spencer and Solar streets
Not far from Carousel Center in northern Syracuse is this somewhat overlooked
industrial section of the city. Up to the 1980s, the area had rail tracks,
which have since been removed. Now, further changes are slated because
of Carousel Centers plans to expand its operation. A lagoon has
been created just west of Solar Street, andof coursemore buildings
What makes this signal installation somewhat unusual is that the suspension
poles are more or less in their original coat of yellow paint. It is almost
like a piece of history. The control box, pictured in the photo above
left, is original equipment; it too was yellow, but has received coats
of green paint and the exterior is breaking. The signal is a Crouse-Hinds
unit that was manufactured after 1967, and probably was made in the late
1970s. All photos taken 31 March 2003.
UPDATE (1 OCTOBER 2004): This signal is no more. RIP. However, new signals are on their way. This page was updated 3 November 2004, with the new template.