Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Beatty Ghost Sign

I've seen bits of this sign for years but on the other side of that new fence there are railway tracks and there were lines of scrub and bushes growing all along so you couldn't see the whole thing. Just recently work has been done that included the new fence, gravel work and the cutting down of the vegetation so the sign is now visible. Beatty Electric Washers had a factory in Fergus Ontario and I think this could have been the back wall of an office.
This was the location just several weeks ago of a derailment that fortunately caused no damage to any of the buildings around the tracks and caused no dangerous substances to leak. This is the middle of the city so it could have been horrendous.

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29 comments:

Tom said...

The big reveal.

Taken For Granted said...

Love ghost signs, and this is a good one. Sharp eyes.

Andy said...

Keeping the Ghost Signs alive. Way to go Pat.

Karl Demetz said...

Ghost signs are always intriguing, nice find, Pat !

Sharon Anck said...

I wonder what caused the derailment. That is such a scary thought in the middle of the city. I love the sign and the history that goes with it.

Catalyst said...

I'm glad that derailment was as safe as it seemed. I've seen some of those ghost signs around Arizona too.

Christine said...

Doesn't bear thinking about derailments...The ghost sign is wonderful.

bill burke said...

Nice! Ghost sign are always a nice surprise when they are finally unveiled. Glad the derailment didn't cause any major problems.

Halcyon said...

Nice one! Always glad to see a ghost sign hanging on.

s.c said...

I love those old ghost signs. Nice

biebkriebels said...

I like those old washed aways advertisements from the past. Great it is visible now again at last.

William Kendall said...

The next time I'm in Fergus I'll have to look for the echoes of the company there.

Revrunner said...

Reminds me of a sign I pass frequently on my bike advertising "brand new" apartments. :-)

Jim said...

Good ghost sign

Lowell said...

Maybe this is Warren Beatty's ghost sign. Oh wait, I think he's still with us. :)

TexWisGirl said...

still legible!

Michelle said...

Nice to see this old lettering exposed!

Taken For Granted said...

Hi RedPat, you asked about the car from which I took the shot of the Detour sign. That is my wife's British roadster. It is a 1956 MGA which has a 1600 cc motor connected to a four speed manual transmission. The motor produces all of 68 horsepower, but the car is light so the manufacturer back in 1956 said it would achieve a true 100 miles per hour. I would not know about that as I have only had it up to about 75 mph, and was only at that speed briefly.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I wonder how many ghost signs are hidden by vegetation Pat, this was a super disclosure! Dreadful about the derailment but so good that noone was seriously hurt.

Karen S. said...

Oh yes, you captured quite the scene and the ghost sign is great too!

carol l mckenna said...

Unique fence find and photo ~ thanks!

Wishing you a special weekend ~ ^_^

Breathtaking said...

Hello!:) Still a legible ghost sign, and a good find.

Alison Sandberg Jason Pritchard Clinton said...

quite clear sign there.

happywonderer.com said...

Great ghost sign.

Cloudia said...

I love these magical places in great cities like Toronto

Felicia said...

neat sign. so happy no injuries were caused by the derailment.

Linda said...

Well seen. These old signs are intriguing.

Lesley said...

With this nice view of the ghost sign I wonder if someone might touch it up a bit? That would be great if they did.

Ida said...

How neat that the Ghost sign is now visable behind that fence and that no horrible damage was done from the derailment.