A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Pix from a ride: Ties and crossing panels

Written February 22nd, 2024 by Hasso Hering

If you’re in Albany, go down to the riverfront and take a look at the work going on at a brisk pace along the Water Avenue railroad track.

Finding a railroad relic at the Albany yard

Written February 4th, 2024 by Hasso Hering

I had heard about an interesting artifact in railroad history at the Albany yard of the Portland & Western. Looking for it Saturday, I found it on a track near where Ferry Street runs into the east side of the yard.

UP to replace trestle on Periwinkle Creek

Written December 15th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Here’s a railroad bridge construction project in Albany that likely won’t affect anyone other than, perhaps, the immediate neighbors.

Why the Queen Ave. job has been delayed

Written November 17th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Albany city officials say complications with two railroads are still delaying construction of a new water main on Queen Avenue just east of Pacific Boulevard.

Water Avenue crossings: No real choice

Written November 17th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Nobody on the Albany City Council liked the steep jump in the price of planned construction on railroad crossings along Water Avenue. But on Wednesday a majority approved funding to pay for the work because there wasn’t any realistic choice.

A chance to learn about work on the track

Written August 11th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Being a rail fan means that when you see interesting equipment on the track, you stop and take a look. This is what I did on a bike ride Thursday night.

Court decree affects two local locomotives

Written July 7th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Well, I was wrong last month in thinking that we may have seen the last of Locomotive 1501, the 71-year-old switch engine working in the Albany railroad yard. It’s still on the job, as I discovered on Thursday. But for how long?

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