Has it occured to you the signals may be LEDs - a long life and low current consumption? Most traffic lights are LEDs and are quite bright - a few older incandesant types are around and these are usually dimmer and can be hard to see.
I concur with justapassenger: it is entirely appropriate to use capitals and it actually makes what you are saying easier to read.
Has anyone been along this branch recently? What state is it in? I might next week.
Got a mate who's passing through that neck of the woods on Monday, will get him to take a few photos when he gets back. I haven't been up that way for yonks, but it did look a pretty tired old branch off, some bits completely grown over, as to be expected. Also remember seeing a fair amount of graffiti at certain areas (also to be expected).
God damn graffiti "artists", little ***** should be forced to clean the stuff themselves!!