A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley
Those clocks on the tower at Albany Station are turning into some kind of headache for the people in city government who have to deal with them again and again.
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.
Keeping the clocks in the tower at Albany Station showing the right time may prove to be harder than it should.
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.
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.
Train service has been further reduced, but new automated signs are being installed. That about sums up the latest from Albany Station.
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.