A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Finding out why street is blocked

Written April 23rd, 2024 by Hasso Hering

Sometimes you wonder why something is there. Take, for example, these concrete blocks at the extreme eastern end of Water Avenue in Albany.

That old RR track: Where it once led

Written March 19th, 2024 by Hasso Hering

If it was up to me, they’d put a historical marker on the rusted railroad track that runs from the Albany yard past Crabtree Automotive and ends in the bushes before it gets to Hill Street.

Queen Avenue closure to last longer

Written October 28th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

The section of Queen Avenue from Pacific Boulevard to Ferry Street, and across four railroad tracks, will likely remain closed through November.

Former tank farm: Vacant lot stirs memories

Written August 13th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

The lot on the southeast corner of First Avenue and Burkhart Street in Albany is an interesting property, not least because of the memories it holds for one former Albany girl.

Pedaling the rails: Can’t do it here

Written July 5th, 2016 by Hasso Hering

Ever wonder about finding new uses for railroad tracks that are no longer needed? Not short little spurs in industrial zones like the one in the photo, but longer ones on scenic routes?

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