An American In Japan: Korean War (Pt. 1)

My grandfather tells me the stories of his service on the MRS (military rail service) in American based Japan during the Korean War. He gives personal insight into his experience as a young American man in an unfamiliar land during...

Final Project

I chose to interview Mike Shaw, a retired BNSF employee. I thought that Mike would have good perspective on what being a railroad engineer was really like. Mike not only had pivotal information on what was expected of him and...

Larry Walker

My grandfather, Larry Walker, talking about his childhood summers in Green Mountain Springs, CO.

Trackside Memories

Trains, a career, and running a family couldn’t stop Grandpa from graduating college.

An American In Japan: Korean War (Pt. 2)

My grandfather tells me the stories of his service on the Military Railroad Service in American based Japan during the Korean War. He gives personal insight into his experience as a young American man in an unfamiliar land during wartime.

Talking with Mom

I talk to my mom about my great grandfather.

The Train Hopper

So my dad decided to hop a train near UC Davis. This is an interview of him talking about his experience

So Wrong, but So Right

Long before texts, emails, and snapchat, if you wanted to talk to someone you either had to write a letter, or use the phone, and not a cell phone. Jake Freedman interviewed his grandfather Saul Freedman about his mid-high school...

The Train Ride

My mom, Christina, describes the time she shared with her grandmother when taking the train to New Mexico.

Lil Bev Goes to Arkansas

My mother Beverly recounts her visit from Chicago to Arkansas in 1944 when she was 4 years old.

Grandpa Jesse and the trains

My grandfather William Joseph Jesse and his history of working on the trains in Chicago, IL

The greatest role model

In this interview we explore my families history with my mother who grew up in Santa Ana in the seventies. She shares details into our family’s past some of the jobs that they did and how she a mexican woman...