HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Train temporarily stranded at Albany Station

Written May 4th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

Just before 3 on Wednesday afternoon, a southbound train of Amtrak’s Cascades service was parked at Albany Station. I wondered if there was something wrong.


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.


At this bumpy crossing, a fix is in sight

Written March 10th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

Well, here’s a surprise likely to be welcomed by Albany motorists: After planned improvements were delayed year after year, the uneven railroad crossing on Queen Avenue now will be fixed in a matter of months.


Queen Avenue crossing: A saga without end

Written December 12th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

When it comes to fixing the Queen Avenue railroad crossing in Albany, the motto seems to be: What’s another year or two?


Crossing on Queen: Another year of bumps

Written November 22nd, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Bad news for drivers using the railroad crossing on Albany’s Queen Avenue: A project to fix the uneven crossing is likely to be delayed another year. Instead of being constructed in 2022, it may be done in 2023.


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 […]


When the crossing gates come down …

Written August 16th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

  If you like watching trains, Albany is a good place to be: Lots of crossings, and many trains coming through.


 
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