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.


A riverfront update: Look at that log pile

Written January 21st, 2023 by Hasso Hering

As you would expect, the pile of trash, logs and smaller bits of driftwood under the Albany railroad bridge on the Willamette River is getting bigger this winter.


Take a look at this handy little RR crossing

Written January 13th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

There’s a nice little path people can use to walk or bike across the Union Pacific mainline track at Burkhart Street. Nothing much has happened there lately, as far as I know, but I thought I would show it to you anyway.


Skip the news and watch a train go by

Written October 20th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

Guess what: It’s time to watch another Portland & Western freight train make its way, slowly, past the Sixth Avenue crossing in Albany.


It’s less bumpy on Queen Avenue tracks

Written October 7th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

Judging by their speed, motorists are finding Albany’s Queen Avenue railraod crossing much easier to navigate now that the pavement has been repaired.


Crossing on Queen to be fixed next week

Written September 23rd, 2022 by Hasso Hering

The Queen Avenue railroad crossing, long the bane of Albany motorists because of its extreme bumpiness, is finally going to get fixed starting next week.


At this bumpy crossing, a fix is in sight

Written March 10th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

Well, here’s a surprise likely to be welcomed by Albany motorists: After planned improvements were delayed year after year, the uneven railroad crossing on Queen Avenue now will be fixed in a matter of months.


 
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