HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

On passing P&W trains, watch for city names

Written January 27th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Here’s the thing about Albany: It’s a railroad town, and cruising around town on a bike inevitably means you’re going to see trains.


A riverfront update: Look at that log pile

Written January 21st, 2023 by Hasso Hering

As you would expect, the pile of trash, logs and smaller bits of driftwood under the Albany railroad bridge on the Willamette River is getting bigger this winter.


Exploring near new Burkhart Creek bridge

Written January 18th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Largely out of sight from most of Albany, a key piece of a planned north-south street connection was completed last year on the east side of Interstate 5.


City: Cutting trees to save the sidewalks

Written January 17th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

The Albany neighborhood between Periwinkle Elementary School and Waverly Drive is about to lose its mature street trees. At least one homeowner wishes the city would leave the trees be.


Take a look at this handy little RR crossing

Written January 13th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

There’s a nice little path people can use to walk or bike across the Union Pacific mainline track at Burkhart Street. Nothing much has happened there lately, as far as I know, but I thought I would show it to you anyway.


Albany’s plan for ADA-accessible streets

Written January 12th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

When a man named Humphrey poured the concrete for the curb at East Fifth and Railroad streets in Albany in 1910, he could not foresee that 80 years later Congress would pass the Americans with Disabilities Act.


A home base for rail maintenance work

Written January 10th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Once again, a reader’s question sent me on a little ride to see for myself what he was asking about.


 
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