A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Working on the railroad at Davidson Street

Written June 22nd, 2024 by Hasso Hering

On one of my bike routes through old Albany’s east end, men were working Saturday at the Davidson Street grade crossing on the Water Avenue rail line.

Interlude at a small railroad crossing

Written June 19th, 2024 by Hasso Hering

It’s rare that the Burkhart Street bike and pedestrian railroad crossing in Albany is blocked by a stationary train, but on Wednesday afternoon it was.

Stuck on Queen, and seeing the danger

Written May 23rd, 2024 by Hasso Hering

On bike rides around Albany I usually avoid  Queen Avenue because of the rail crossing south of the Albany yard. On Thursday afternoon I did go that way and witnessed motorists practicing amazing patience while the crossing was blocked for what seemed like a very long time.

Pix from a ride: Ties and crossing panels

Written February 22nd, 2024 by Hasso Hering

If you’re in Albany, go down to the riverfront and take a look at the work going on at a brisk pace along the Water Avenue railroad track.

Finding a railroad relic at the Albany yard

Written February 4th, 2024 by Hasso Hering

I had heard about an interesting artifact in railroad history at the Albany yard of the Portland & Western. Looking for it Saturday, I found it on a track near where Ferry Street runs into the east side of the yard.

A reminder: This crossing closed 2 days

Written August 18th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

You probably saw the announcement on social media, but in case you missed it, here’s what it said: The railroad crossing on Salem Avenue in Albany is closed today and Saturday for repairs.

A chance to learn about work on the track

Written August 11th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Being a rail fan means that when you see interesting equipment on the track, you stop and take a look. This is what I did on a bike ride Thursday night.

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