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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.


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.


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.


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.


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 […]


Mayors back Amtrak rail preference

Written April 15th, 2016 by Hasso Hering

With one exception caused by a thief in California, Amtrak trains have been arriving in Albany more or less on time this week. But the mayor is worried that a proposed change in federal regulation would weaken the law that says railroads must give passenger trains preference on their tracks.


 
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