A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

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.

Tower clocks: How about a permanent fix?

Written September 20th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

Compared to homelessness, say, or world hunger, the clock tower at Albany Station showing four different times, all wrong, isn’t much of a problem. But you’d think it would be easier to fix.

Three things to notice at Albany Station

Written September 11th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

The temporary fencing at Albany Station caught my eye on Saturday. It was not the only noticeable thing there, I found when I stopped to take a closer look.

Train temporarily stranded at Albany Station

Written May 4th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

Just before 3 on Wednesday afternoon, a southbound train of Amtrak’s Cascades service was parked at Albany Station. I wondered if there was something wrong.

Time change: Not everybody fell back

Written November 7th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

That’s the trouble with all that time switching we are obliged to do twice a year. Some of us don’t always get around to it, not right away.

Restroom outside depot: Still in the works

Written October 4th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

When I passed Albany Station on my bike ride Saturday, I remembered the talk some time ago about building a public restroom outside the city’s depot building. Whatever happened to that idea?

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