HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Just wondering — why no crossing arms

Written October 21st, 2020 by Hasso Hering

  On a leisurely bike ride through old Albany the other day, I noticed something that wasn’t there. Where the Portland & Western Railroad crosses Sixth Avenue, there are no warning lights, bells or arms that come down when a train comes through.


Queen crossing: Now, a noise complaint

Written January 24th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

[youtube video=”GHc_DcfEbo4″] Albany’s Queen Avenue railroad crossing has long annoyed motorists because of the condition of the pavement and frequent delays. Now comes a new complaint: The length and volume of the air horn blasts of switch engine No. 1501.


Another rail crossing “adventure”

Written July 29th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

Here’s an example of how drivers might get into trouble — although this one didn’t — at the Geary Street railroad grade crossing.


 
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