HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Trains and signs: The latest on Albany Station

Written October 16th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Train service has been further reduced, but new automated signs are being installed. That about sums up the latest from Albany Station.


Council to hear proposal for depot restroom

Written November 27th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

Albany Station may be in for a useful addition — a new public restroom — if the city council and ODOT can agree on the details.


At Albany Station, waiting for a train…

Written February 6th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

[youtube video=”TPO7ZjJc6is”] Albany once was served by 50 passenger trains a day. Now there are six. But that’s still better than nothing, I’m thinking as I’m waiting for Cascades Train 507 to arrive from Portland Tuesday night.


More passenger rail: Wake up to the price

Written October 19th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

Nobody would blame you for having nodded off during the prolonged planning for Oregon Passenger Rail. Time to wake up, though, for now there are some startling figures at hand regarding the costs.


Albany Station: Items worth noting

Written July 25th, 2017 by Hasso Hering

Three things I noticed when I stopped by Albany Station on a bike ride this week, and one of them seems slightly odd for a train depot and transit center: You have to ask an Amtrak agent if you want to use the restroom.


Luxury on the Starlight’s tail

Written September 1st, 2016 by Hasso Hering

As I was passing Albany Station on my bike Thursday, the sight of two rail cars with a red and white paint scheme drew my attention. The cars were attached to the tail end of Amtrak’s Train 14, the northbound Coast Starlight. Later, I looked them up online and learned they represent pretty much the height of luxury in rail travel in […]


That missing sign: What mystery?

Written June 3rd, 2016 by Hasso Hering

The case of the roof sign missing from Albany Station was not a great mystery but, alas, a case of incomplete reporting.


 
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