Saturday, July 12, 2008

Albany Oregon Train Station

Albany Oregon has an Amtrak station and a lot of freight traffic. You can hear the trains all over town. The frustrating part for a two-year-old boy is not being able to see them. We drove out to the station to try to see some rail traffic this morning. Of course there was none. He had to be satisfied with a few locomotives and a couple kinds of freight cars in the yard.

But I discovered that the station had been remodeled. My father started his railroad career here in the 1950's as a teenager. Here is a really old photo of photo of a postcard of it back in the 1800's.

I caught Amtrak in and out of here many times as a child. The remodel looks great. They are now calling it a "transit center". You can catch the Beaver Cab here if need be.

There are also some cool bike racks:

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