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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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