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Who can pinpoint this location at the Fair?

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Entrance to the lake amusement area from the industrial area of the fair.

 

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lonely luminaire aerial view.jpg

lonely luminaire street view.jpg

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Pretty amazing angle for someone to use one of their exposures on, given the price of film then. I was also surprised to see a luminaire way out there, especially with a traditional street light just across the road.

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Looks like they didn't replace the cube luminaire with anything at all.  And the traditional street light looks original- never been replaced.

Interesting that they've put in more grass on the left side of the street than was there during the Fair.

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Is there a cross reference from location to luminaire configuration somewhere? I'm looking at the ops manual, which has numbered locations for luminaires and specifications of each of the many configurations, but I don't see a cross reference from location to configuration.

This luminaire was one of a line of them along this path from Industrial to Lake Amusement, numbered in the F### series (same series as the Lake Amusement area).

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Searching the usual suspect sites, the only cross reference of luminaire location and style I have found is a April 11. 2011 post by Yadda Yadda that found a few by examining a photo of the Belgian pavilion.

So, has no one ever found a cross-reference document?

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Thanks, Bill. Yes, it looks like it's F-20.

I also have a copy of the operations manual myself. The problem is that there doesn't seem to be a sheet that tells you which configuration (shown on sheet 20) a given luminaire number (shown on sheets 16-18) had.

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Somebody- I think Kevin- put together a Master Decoder that did exactly that- matched the configurations to the Ops Manual maps, didn't he?  He also did a color version of the luminaire pages in the Ops Manual.

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I think I've missed something.  Why was that luminaire standing there alone?  

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6 hours ago, Jim said:

I think I've missed something.  Why was that luminaire standing there alone?  

According to the operations manual, they were all along this road/path, just not visible in this shot.

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Have the files from Kevin via Randy been posted yet?

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According to the ops manual, six (numbers F13...F18) were under the Van Wyck extension, and F14 was under both the Long Island and the Van Wyck.

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On ‎12‎/‎23‎/‎2017 at 4:14 PM, Randy Treadway said:

Somebody- I think Kevin- put together a Master Decoder that did exactly that- matched the configurations to the Ops Manual maps, didn't he?  He also did a color version of the luminaire pages in the Ops Manual.

and

On ‎12‎/‎23‎/‎2017 at 6:30 PM, Randy Treadway said:

He put it in 69 separate files!  I have all of them.... here is one, as an example.

16I-01.jpg

 

That's 16"letter I"

 

Would it be possible for someone to repost this or send it in a pm to me?  I've been trying to crack this luminarie "code" for awhile (with moderate success). 

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