HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

New trestle: Wondering about headroom

Written June 14th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

The way the construction crew has been making progress, the new railroad trestle on Cox Creek in Albany should be spanning the bike and walking path there any day now.


Crossing Cox Creek: UP makes a move

Written June 10th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

There’s some massive construction work happening on Albany’s Cox Creek, just off the trestle that carries the Union Pacific’s main line. I didn’t know what I was seeing when I went by there a week ago, but now I know a little more.


Old railroad track spurs memories of years ago

Written May 16th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

There’s a short length of rusty railroad track, just south of Crabtree Automotive, that reminds me of stories the Albany paper reported many years ago.


Rambling while watching a freight roll by

Written March 26th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

This is probably getting old for some of you. But not for me. When I’m on the bike and meet a train at one of Albany’s many grade crossings, I just have to take its picture.


Up for yet another train-watching episode?

Written October 22nd, 2021 by Hasso Hering

You’d think that sooner or later, I’d get tired of watching trains go by. But as you can see, that day has not yet come.


If you like trains, here’s something for you

Written October 20th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

There’s a little paved path across the old Oregon Electric Railway tracks at Burkhart Street in Albany. It’s on one of my bike routes through town, and I spent a few minutes there on October 8, trying to decipher the lettering that graffiti artists had left on the cars.


Another crossing and another train

Written August 22nd, 2021 by Hasso Hering

As you may have gathered by now, I have a thing for trains. So when the gates at a railroad crossing go down just as I get there on the bike, I welcome the delay so I can watch. Or try to get a video, like this one: This freight came through Albany a few […]


 
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