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A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Take a look at this handy little RR crossing

Written January 13th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

There’s a nice little path people can use to walk or bike across the Union Pacific mainline track at Burkhart Street. Nothing much has happened there lately, as far as I know, but I thought I would show it to you anyway.


A home base for rail maintenance work

Written January 10th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Once again, a reader’s question sent me on a little ride to see for myself what he was asking about.


As requested, here’s a freight on the main line

Written October 28th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

It’s impressive to see and hear a Union Pacific freight roaring toward a crossing where you are standing, holding up your phone, just a few feet off the track. Here, see for yourself:


It’s less bumpy on Queen Avenue tracks

Written October 7th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

Judging by their speed, motorists are finding Albany’s Queen Avenue railraod crossing much easier to navigate now that the pavement has been repaired.


Crossing on Queen to be fixed next week

Written September 23rd, 2022 by Hasso Hering

The Queen Avenue railroad crossing, long the bane of Albany motorists because of its extreme bumpiness, is finally going to get fixed starting next week.


Old Cox Creek RR bridge comes out

Written August 14th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

At the Union Pacific’s crossing of Cox Creek in Albany, the process of lifting off the old bridge and putting the new one in its place was about halfway through when I stopped there on Sunday afternoon.


On Cox Creek, bridge replacement coming up

Written August 12th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

The contractor replacing the Union Pacific’s railroad bridge across Cox Creek is getting ready for the main event — tearing out the old wooden structure and installing the track on a new concrete deck.


 
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