HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

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.


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:


If it moves, get out of the way

Written November 1st, 2016 by Hasso Hering

If this train had been moving, it would have been pretty stupid to be standing here taking its photo. But, having crossed the Willamette River on the Albany rail bridge, the train was parked on the track just short of Second Avenue. What an opportunity to take closer look!


 
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