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Albany briefing: Progress on Water Avenue track

Written August 28th, 2013 by

The Portland & Western Railroad has made good progress on the track rehabilitation project that started this week on Albany’s Water Avenue east of Main Street. As you can see, by Wednesday afternoon the former roller-coaster track had been replaced or straightened. When the track work is done, a contractor for the city, Knife River Corp., will repave the […]


Albany update: Water Avenue rehab under way

Written August 26th, 2013 by

The long-awaited project to rebuild the railroad track and then the pavement on Albany’s Water Avenue is under way. By Monday afternoon, crews working for the Portland & Western Railroad had lifted and moved to the side of the street dozens of concrete and steel plates that made up the driving surface on the track. […]


Albany briefing: Water Avenue fix

Written August 16th, 2013 by

Drivers who use Albany’s Water Avenue have waited for this development for a long time: Repairs on the railroad track running down the middle of the street are about to start and will be followed by restoration of the pavement itself. The city council on Aug. 14 awarded a $168,976 contract to Knife River Corp. […]


Albany and railroads: A new era?

Written June 27th, 2013 by

The legal strife over an Albany rail line lasted about five years, but now the city and two railroads have put it behind them and embarked on an new era of cooperation. At least that was the hope expressed by city officials Wednesday night when the Albany City Council unanimously gave final approval to a new […]


The end of the Albany Wye?

Written April 21st, 2013 by

This looks like the end of the Albany Wye, the railroad Y that on a few occasions allowed big steam locomotives to turn around so they didn’t have to run home to Portland backward. Unless it will be restored later, the wye seems to have fallen victim to the Portland & Western’s project — at a standstill […]


 
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