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HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Pedaling the rails: Can’t do it here

Written July 5th, 2016 by Hasso Hering

Ever wonder about finding new uses for railroad tracks that are no longer needed? Not short little spurs in industrial zones like the one in the photo, but longer ones on scenic routes?


Bailey Branch objections answered

Written July 10th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

Some Benton County farmers and others have all kinds of reasons to oppose turning the old Bailey Branch rail line into a trail for hikers and bicycle riders, but the objections raised at a hearing Thursday all have answers.


On Benton’s Bailey Branch: Looking to the future

Written June 25th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

Whether the old rail corridor known as the Bailey Branch can ever again serve the cause of transportation, I don’t know. But clearly some segments, especially¬†the one from Alpine Junction to Dawson in the foothills of the Coast Range, have huge potential as a recreational trail. That’s my impression from joining a smattering of other […]


 
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