Museum of Traffic Control

Museum of Traffic Control The MOTC is the result of collecting traffic control devices for over 30 yrs. It was created as a salute to the history and evolution of traffic control devices. Visits are by appointment. Website: www.signalfan.com E-mail: [email protected]

Collection of over 100 traffic/railroad signals and over 300 road signs. From 1915-1995.

Had a great time hosting the Iowa Edsel Club yesterday!
05/19/2019

Had a great time hosting the Iowa Edsel Club yesterday!

10 of met in Pella at the Highway Traffic Signal Museum. A friend showed us his Edsel that was envolved in an accident a few weeks ago. Then ate at Pizza Ranch. Afterwards we wandered around downtown Pella and toured the Dutch windmill.
Next meeting is June 15 in Grinnell.

01/29/2019

Gotta Iove that neon!

A slice of traffic control history... Harrington-Seaberg!
01/12/2019

A slice of traffic control history... Harrington-Seaberg!

Had a visit from local KCCI reporter Eric Hanson who wanted to feature me and the museum in his “This is Iowa” segme...
01/09/2019

Had a visit from local KCCI reporter Eric Hanson who wanted to feature me and the museum in his “This is Iowa” segment. Spent 2 hours filming and had a really great time! Broadcast will be Monday, January 28 at 6pm on KCCI channel 8 in Des Moines. Segment will also be posted on their website after broadcast.

Darley Day!
11/12/2018

Darley Day!

Old signals in ”the wild” at Knott’s Berry Farm (Wiley) and Disney’s California Adventure (Crouse Hinds).
06/25/2018

Old signals in ”the wild” at Knott’s Berry Farm (Wiley) and Disney’s California Adventure (Crouse Hinds).

Modern intersection control from the 90’s.
02/24/2018

Modern intersection control from the 90’s.

01/07/2018

Gotta get a dose of “Ker-chunk” today!

Something mesmerizing about that Econolite neon green!
06/24/2017

Something mesmerizing about that Econolite neon green!

GO ECONO-lite!
02/27/2017

GO ECONO-lite!

Marbelite face-off!
02/25/2017

Marbelite face-off!

A nice article about the museum that came out in the local newspaper yesterday.
01/06/2017
Pella resident operates Museum of Traffic Control

A nice article about the museum that came out in the local newspaper yesterday.

A hobby turned passion led to the Museum of Traffic Control in the basement of Pella resident John Rietveld. He began collecting signs and traffic signals in 1982, and began

Scarred and faded fallen warrior from an old overgrown Colorado cemetery.
09/21/2016

Scarred and faded fallen warrior from an old overgrown Colorado cemetery.

Had a little "signalfan" and his family visit the museum today and they brought me some themed cookies that were delicio...
07/02/2016

Had a little "signalfan" and his family visit the museum today and they brought me some themed cookies that were delicious!😋 Thank you Henry and family!😊🚦

Old sign from San Juan Capistrano, Ca. It stood proudly in front of the old mission for many years.
06/06/2016

Old sign from San Juan Capistrano, Ca. It stood proudly in front of the old mission for many years.

The Econolite ASC/2S-2100 was a very popular controller of the 1990's. This one was from 1992, but they continued to be ...
03/12/2016

The Econolite ASC/2S-2100 was a very popular controller of the 1990's. This one was from 1992, but they continued to be produced well into the beginning of the 21st century.

The old "heavy as a boat anchor" Traconex HMP-290 controller has a cool, but mesmerizing dot-matrix display!
01/24/2016

The old "heavy as a boat anchor" Traconex HMP-290 controller has a cool, but mesmerizing dot-matrix display!

The KFT 1800...Econolite's answer in the later 20th century for retaining the cabinet and field wiring, but changing the...
01/09/2016

The KFT 1800...Econolite's answer in the later 20th century for retaining the cabinet and field wiring, but changing the signal operation to a microprocessor based controller rather than a electromechanical one!

Museum of Traffic Control
07/28/2015

Museum of Traffic Control

Museum of Traffic Control
07/28/2015

Museum of Traffic Control

This week, the YouTube Signalfan Channel hit the 600 sub mark! Thanks to all who comment, like, and subscribe...It been ...
06/20/2015

This week, the YouTube Signalfan Channel hit the 600 sub mark! Thanks to all who comment, like, and subscribe...It been fun to produce the videos and meet people with similar interests in signals, signs, controllers, and model railroading! Thank you!

Cool to see 1980's technology at work!
05/25/2015

Cool to see 1980's technology at work!

04/15/2015

Wow, another milestone! 300 likes on the page today! Thanks to all who have given this page the "thumbs up"!

Wow! Today, I reached the 500 subscriber benchmark on YouTube!  Thanks to all who have subscribed, liked, and commented ...
03/02/2015

Wow! Today, I reached the 500 subscriber benchmark on YouTube! Thanks to all who have subscribed, liked, and commented on my videos. It has been fun to be a part of a great community!

TBT! Pics of the old signal garden back when the museum was at my 2nd home in Fullerton, California 2000-2005
02/27/2015

TBT! Pics of the old signal garden back when the museum was at my 2nd home in Fullerton, California 2000-2005

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02/23/2015

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Many sights and sounds can be experienced as one travels back in history at the Museum of Traffic Control.
02/23/2015

Many sights and sounds can be experienced as one travels back in history at the Museum of Traffic Control.

Darleys just seem to say "Christmas". Gotta love the true colors!
12/08/2014

Darleys just seem to say "Christmas". Gotta love the true colors!

Setting the standards for excellence - Crouse Hinds!
07/21/2014

Setting the standards for excellence - Crouse Hinds!

Had a storm chasing college class out of Indiana visit the museum today. When there aren't any storms, they visit offbea...
05/17/2014

Had a storm chasing college class out of Indiana visit the museum today. When there aren't any storms, they visit offbeat museums instead!

04/23/2014

So many signals...so little time!

04/12/2014

Tours for the museum are filling up for June. If your travels this summer involve coming by the Des Moines area and you would like to visit, be sure to message or e-mail so we can schedule an appointment.

Crazy strong winds took out a signal pole at the square in Knoxville, Iowa this week. Looks like the base was already pr...
03/31/2014

Crazy strong winds took out a signal pole at the square in Knoxville, Iowa this week. Looks like the base was already pretty rusted. Signals have been here since the mid 90's.

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Lake Red Rock Area
Pella, IA
50219

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