Is it just me or is the Willamette and Pacific railroad operating a little less frequently these days? OSU students and alumni, I'm sure, can't forget the dulcet tones of the train horn blasting away at 6:30am as it makes its was across campus. What better way to get you up and ready for your Monday morning 8am class in International Economics?
I am fortunate enough to live close to the tracks and I have noticed what I think is a lot less traffic on the tracks these days as compared to a year ago. Makes sense as the line carries mainly wood products and wood pulp along with some scrap and steel and much of what it carries is either directly consumed by the building industry or is affect by it. And lately there is not a lot of demand for building materials.
But then again it could be that I am just not noticing it as much these days compared to when I first located close to the tracks.