A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

So what’s the stuff in those black tanks?

Written March 30th, 2024 by Hasso Hering

On a bike ride this month, I stopped at the Queen Avenue crossing to let a Union Pacific freight go by. Standing there, I wondered about all those tank cars heading south.

UP to replace trestle on Periwinkle Creek

Written December 15th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Here’s a railroad bridge construction project in Albany that likely won’t affect anyone other than, perhaps, the immediate neighbors.

Why the Queen Ave. job has been delayed

Written November 17th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Albany city officials say complications with two railroads are still delaying construction of a new water main on Queen Avenue just east of Pacific Boulevard.

Wondering about Queen crossing upgrade

Written October 24th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

It was raining Tuesday when the bike and I came up to the railroad crossing on Queen Avenue.  The crossing arms were down and rail cars loaded with lumber blocked the street.

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.

Not an emergency, but call was answered

Written July 8th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Those phone numbers posted at rail crossings? Guess what: Somebody actually answers when you call.

Not your ordinary railroad train

Written April 26th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Now that was a weird-looking train that inched its way across Albany streets on Wednesday morning.

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