A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Train depot addition: What it’s for

Written November 21st, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Someone was wondering about the little metal shed that has just appeared next to the new platform at Albany Station. And no, it’s not the outside restroom that the City of Albany once wanted to build but then postponed.

Albany drops grant-funded depot restroom

Written October 14th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Albany Station may one day have a public restroom available when the station is closed, but it won’t be soon.

City may drop restroom project at depot

Written October 6th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Nearly four years ago, the city council decided to seek grants to build a small public restroom outside Albany Station. Now city officials  are proposing to give up on the project as too expensive.

Timing: An hour off at Albany Station

Written August 3rd, 2023 by Hasso Hering

One hates to be a nag. Still, when the bike takes me through the parking lot of Albany Station, experience says I should look up at the top of the tower and check the clocks, just for fun.

All aboard, but new platform’s not finished

Written June 26th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

On Monday I stopped at Albany Station to see how the construction of a raised concrete platform was coming along. Just then Amtrak’s Train 11, the southbound Coast Starlight, pulled in.

Albany Station: Checking on the platform work

Written December 6th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

Construction has tied up about half of the passenger platform at Albany Station since September. The project continues, and completing it looks to be a while off.

Hate to harp on the time, but …

Written October 6th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

Passengers in the jetliner that left a contrail over Albany Thursday afternoon didn’t care what time it showed on the clock tower far below. But sooner or later you would think someone on the ground would.

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