HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Revisiting Pirtle: A station in rail history

Written June 25th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

It was three years ago, in April 2015, that I wrote about the former Pirtle power transfer station on the old Oregon Electric Railway. Last week I looked at it again and, no surprise, it and the graffiti are still there.


Trashed relic of rail history exposed

Written April 19th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

The Pirtle transfer station of the old Oregon Electric Railway used to be half-hidden by tall trees. Now the trees — cottonwoods, I think — have been mostly cut down, and this concrete relic of our railroad history stands out there in plain view about 150 yards south of Pirtle Drive.


 
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