HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Albany rail project: It’s done!

Written December 23rd, 2014 by Hasso Hering

All year long I’ve been wondering and occasionally asking the Portland & Western when the railroad would start using the new section of Albany track that the state gave it nearly $7 million to construct. Now the long-awaited occasion has come and gone, and I missed it.


Albany rail project near completion

Written June 17th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

Whether it’s a right turn or a left turn depends on which direction the trains are going. But it will be a few more weeks before they use a new Albany track to turn either right or left. That’s the word from Kevin R. Haugh, the general manager of the Portland & Western Railroad.


The wye? The answer!

Written May 8th, 2013 by

How about a special passenger train carrying Portland-area fans to a Civil War football game in Corvallis? It’s just an idea, and here’s how it came up. On April 21, I posted a video wondering whether the Albany wye would be forever lost. That’s the Y-shaped rail junction on the Union Pacific mainline near Sixth […]


 
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