A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Bike meets Coast Starlight at the station

Written February 10th, 2024 by Hasso Hering

At the risk of overdoing the railroad theme on this blog, here’s yet another train episode.

Finding a railroad relic at the Albany yard

Written February 4th, 2024 by Hasso Hering

I had heard about an interesting artifact in railroad history at the Albany yard of the Portland & Western. Looking for it Saturday, I found it on a track near where Ferry Street runs into the east side of the yard.

Not an emergency, but call was answered

Written July 8th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Those phone numbers posted at rail crossings? Guess what: Somebody actually answers when you call.

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.

Locomotives: Old, not so old, and really new

Written June 15th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Back on March 1, the Albany Parks Commission heard something about an aging railway switch engine that had been at work in the Albany and Millersburg yards for years.

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.

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.

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