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Just thought I'd introduce myself. My name is Ben I am a fireman oiler/hostler for Union Pacific in Portland Oregon. My dad and uncle are both conductors for UP. My dad has been doing it since 1968.


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Hello Ben! Glad to learn that you're in Portland. I live in Salem, and often travel to the "Rose City" to railfan. Your family has a great heritage with UP. Do you know Eric Hammerin? He's an engineer on the extra board. A good buddy of mine. A buddy and I drove down to the Albina yard a few weeks ago. Took photos of the big brick smokestack. (Glad they kept it).
Maybe one day we'll meet. Stay safe!

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