HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

On passing P&W trains, watch for city names

Written January 27th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Here’s the thing about Albany: It’s a railroad town, and cruising around town on a bike inevitably means you’re going to see trains.


As requested, here’s a freight on the main line

Written October 28th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

It’s impressive to see and hear a Union Pacific freight roaring toward a crossing where you are standing, holding up your phone, just a few feet off the track. Here, see for yourself:


Rambling while watching a freight roll by

Written March 26th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

This is probably getting old for some of you. But not for me. When I’m on the bike and meet a train at one of Albany’s many grade crossings, I just have to take its picture.


Up for yet another train-watching episode?

Written October 22nd, 2021 by Hasso Hering

You’d think that sooner or later, I’d get tired of watching trains go by. But as you can see, that day has not yet come.


Another crossing and another train

Written August 22nd, 2021 by Hasso Hering

As you may have gathered by now, I have a thing for trains. So when the gates at a railroad crossing go down just as I get there on the bike, I welcome the delay so I can watch. Or try to get a video, like this one: This freight came through Albany a few […]


Long train, long wait at Albany crossings

Written January 21st, 2021 by Hasso Hering

For most of its history Albany has been a railroad town, and I like it that way. For drivers this comes with the occasional inconvenience of long waits at grade crossings, as happened Thursday.


 
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