Stories

MY FAMLY WORKED FOR UP

by JAMES FINBORG

My father and my uncle both worked on the UP. My dad worked in Kellogg, Idaho, and my uncle in Spokane, Wash. I remember growing up around the UPRR -- it was a great time back in the 1960s.

Sometimes, Dad would take us to work with him, and I got a chance to ride on the locos. And one time, we rode from Kellogg to Spokane. That was a lot of fun!

We had relatives in Spokane, and my uncle was an engineer - he drove switch engines. At times, they would let him go to Kellogg to pick up stray cars and bring them back to Spokane. I loved watching my family at work.

So many memories and this is just one. Thanks for letting me share. I hope you enjoy a small part of my history around UPRR.

Share:
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
1
1960-1970
Family, Working at UP
Spokane, WA-Kellogg, ID
Sign in to comment »

Comments