HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Long train, long wait at Albany crossings

Written January 21st, 2021 by Hasso Hering

For most of its history Albany has been a railroad town, and I like it that way. For drivers this comes with the occasional inconvenience of long waits at grade crossings, as happened Thursday.


And once again, those tower clocks…

Written November 10th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Keeping the clocks in the tower at Albany Station showing the right time may prove to be harder than it should.


Clock tower repairs: A nice little surprise

Written November 5th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

You already know not to expect monumental news on this site. So instead, here’s a bit of small good news: Repairing the clocks in the tower at Albany Station cost far less than they thought.


Albany station clocks: The time is right

Written October 29th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Just in time to have to be reset again for the time change Sunday, the clocks on the tower at Albany Station have been fixed. Now they all show the same time, and when I checked on Wednesday afternoon, what they showed was exactly correct.


Trains and signs: The latest on Albany Station

Written October 16th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Train service has been further reduced, but new automated signs are being installed. That about sums up the latest from Albany Station.


Have the time? Don’t look up just yet

Written September 29th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Some people have noticed that if you want to know the time of day, the clocks on the tower at Albany Station are no big help.


Train cutback blamed on COVID-19

Written March 21st, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Citing COVID-19 as the cause, the Oregon Department of Transportation announced that passenger train service at Albany Station would be reduced starting today (March 21).


 
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