Inventory of the Jeff S. Asay Collection, 1880-1988

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Inventory of the Jeff S. Asay Collection, 1880-1988

Collection number: MS 83

California State Railroad Museum Library



Sacramento, California

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  • California State Railroad Museum Library
  • 111 "I" Street
  • Sacramento, California 95814
  • Phone: (916) 323-8073
  • Fax: (916) 327-5655
  • Email: csrmlibrary@csrmf.org
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Jeff S. Asay Collection,
Date (inclusive): 1880-1988
Collection number: MS 83
Creator: Asay, Jeff S.
Extent: 15 cartons
Repository: California State Railroad Museum Library
Sacramento, California 95814
Shelf location: Big Four Building or off-site storage. Please contact the Library in advance of your visit.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Provenance

Gift of Jeff S. Asay, 1992.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the California State Railroad Museum. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Senior Curator. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the CSRM as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Jeff S. Asay Collection, MS 83, California State Railroad Museum Library, Sacramento, California.

Historical Background

Jeff Asay has been a staff attorney with Union Pacific Railroad since 1973. From 1978 to 1986 he was assigned to the Portland regional office, where he developed an interest in the history of Union Pacific in the Northwest and collected research materials for his book Union Pacific Northwest: The Oregon-Washington Railroad and Navigation Company (Edmonds, Washington: Pacific Fast Mail, 1992). Mr. Asay has been active in railroad historical research for over twenty years. He also authored Western Pacific Timetables and Operations (Crete, Nebraska: J-B Publishing Co., 1983), and has written for the National Association of Timetable Collectors, Railroad Station Historical Society, and Union Pacific Historical Society. He is currently assigned to Union Pacific's Los Angeles office.

Collection Description

This collection consists of research material Mr. Asay used in the writing of his most recent book Union Pacific Northwest. Included in this collection are secondary sources, such as journal articles; however, most of the collection consists of primary sources relating to railroad companies in the Pacific Northwest. These include photographs, maps, drawings, annual reports, receivership records, articles of incorporation, court proceedings, valuation reports, mortgage documents, Interstate Commerce Commission reports, and reports and photos showing the reconstruction of Union Pacific's John Jay Dam.

Key to Arrangement

 

Miscellaneous Journal Articles Concerning Pacific Northwest Transportation

Box 1

Boyd, William Harland, "The Holladay-Villard Transportation Empire in the Pacific Northwest, 1868-1893", Pacific Historical Review, December 1946, pp. 379-389.

 

Clarke, S.A., "The Oregon Central Railroad", Quarterly of the Oregon Historical Society, June 1906, pp. [133]-144.

Folder 2

Clay, Frank S., "Historical Background of Transportation and Freight Rates in the Pacific Northwest," testimony, May 17, 1957, 46 pp.

 

Ganoe, John Tilson, "The History of the Oregon and California Railroad", Quarterly of the Oregon Historical Society, September 1924, p. [236]-283.

 

Gaston, Joseph, "The Genesis of the Oregon Railway System", Quarterly of the Oregon Historical Society, June 1906, pp. [105]-132.

Folder 3

Gill, Frank B., "Early Transportation in the Northwest" [cover title], photocopies from Pacific Semaphore Oregon-Washington Railroad & Navigation Employees Club], 1916-1921.

 

Gill, Frank B., "Oregon's First Railway", Quarterly of the Oregon Historical Society, September 1924, pp. [171]-235.

 

Hanson, Inez Stafford, "When the Train Reached Seaside...", Oregon Historical Quarterly, June 1957, pp. 127-144.

 

Jessett, Thomas E., "The Ilwaco Railroad", Oregon Historical Quarterly, June 1957, pp. 145-160.

Folder 4

McAuliffe, Eugene, Early Coal Mining in the West-Beginning with 1868, New York: Newcomen Society of England, 1948.

 

Mills, Randall V., "A History of Transportation in the Pacific Northwest", Oregon Historical Quarterly, September 1946, pp. [281]-312.

 

Mills, Randall V., "Early Electric Interurbans in Oregon," Oregon Historical Quarterly, March 1943, pp. [82]-104.

 

Mills, Randall V., "Recent History of Oregon's Electric Interurbans", Oregon Historical Quarterly, June 1945, pp. [112]-139.

 

Scott, Leslie M. "History of the Narrow Gauge Railroad in the Willamette Valley", Quarterly of the Oregon Historical Society, June 1919, pp. [141]-158.

Folder 6

Union Pacific Railroad. Public Relations Department,"History of the Northern Pacific Terminal Company of Oregon," 1964 18 pp. With "The Union Pacific Railroad (in Washington)," 1962, 10 pp.

Folder 5

Unknown, Pioneer Trails [Umatilla County Historical Society], "The Depot: An Enduring Reminder; Reminiscences", Spring 1988, pp. 1-21. (2 copies)

Folder 1

Unknown, "Historical Summary of Trackage at Olympia," n.d., 4 pp.

Folder 7

Villard, Henry, The Early History of Transportation in Oregon, Eugene: University of Oregon Press, 1944.

 

Wells, Donald N. and Merle W. Wells, "The Oneida Toll Road Controversy, 1864-1880", Oregon Historical Quarterly, June 1957, pp. 113-126.

 

Winther, Oscar Osbur, "The Place of Transportation in the Early History of the Pacific Northwest", Pacific Historical Review, December 1942, pp. 383-396.

 

Young, F. G., "The History of Railway Transportation in the Pacific Northwest", Quarterly of the Oregon Historical Society, June 1911, pp. [171]-189.

 

Oregon Railroad and Navigation Company / Oregon Railway and Navigation Company Published Documents

Note

[Bound volumes]
Box 2, Volume Vol. 1

Articles of Incorporation, By-Laws, Mortgages etc.: Oregon, Railway and Navigation Company, Cascade Railroad Co., Willamette Transportation and Locks Co., Walla Walla & Columbia River Railroad Co., Washington & Dalles Railroad Co. Portland: 1880.

Volume Vol. 2

Receivership Records, Oregon Railway & Navigation Company. Vol. 2. Record of Proceedings in the Circuit Court of the United States ... The Farmers' Loan and Trust Company v. The Oregon Railway and Navigation Company, et al. Portland: 1897.

Volume Vol. 3

[Marked Vol. 11]

Amended Plan and Agreement for the Reorganization of the Oregon Railway and Navigation Company's System.

 

A. Marcus, Charles S. Fairchild and Charles C. Beaman, Purchasing Committee, Etc. with the Oregon Railroad and Navigation Company. Agreement of Sale. July 18, 1896. Portland: 1896.

 

Voting Trust Agreement between Alfred S. Heidelbach and others, Central Trust Company of New York, and the Oregon Railroad and Navigation Company, August 19, 1896.

 

The Oregon Railroad and Navigation Company to New York Security and Trust Company. Mortgage. August 17, 1896.

 

The Oregon Railroad and Navigation Company to New York Security and Trust Company. Supplemental Consolidated Mortgage. October 2. 1896.

 

Circuit Court of the United States for the District of Oregon. Master Commissioner's Deed. July 18, 1896.

 

Circuit Court of the United States for the District of Oregon. Deed. July 18, 1896.

 

Circuit Court of the United States for the District of Oregon. Deed. August 1, 1896.

 

The Oregon Railroad and Navigation Company to Oregon-Washington Railroad and Navigation Company. Deed. December 23, 1910.

 

The Oregon Railway Extensions Company to the Bay State Trust Company. First Mortgage, September 2, 1889.

 

The Oregon Railway and Navigation Company to the American Loan and Trust Company. Collateral Trust Mortgage. September 2, 1889.

 

Agreement between the Oregon Railway and Navigation Company and the Oregon Short Line and Utah Northern Railway Company in regard to the Oregon Railway Extensions Company. January 8, 1890.

 

In the Circuit Court of the United States, Bay State Trust Company vs. The Oregon Railway Extensions Company, et al. Bill of Complaint. August 5, 1895.

 

The Oregon Railway Extensions Company to The Bay State Trust Company, First Mortgage, September 2, 1889.

 

In the Circuit Court of the United States, for the District of Oregon... Special Master's Deed. July 17, 1896.

 

In the Circuit Court of the United States, for the District of Oregon... Deed. July 17, 1896.

 

In the Circuit Court of the United States, for the District of Oregon... Deed. August 5, 1896.

 

First Mortgage of the Oregon Railway and Navigation Company to the Farmers' Loan And Trust Company, Trustee, July 1, 1879.

 

The Oregon Railway and Navigation Company to the Farmers' Loan and Trust Company Consolidated Mortgage, June 1, 1885.

 

Oregon Railway and Navigation Company / Oregon Railroad and Navigation Company Published Documents

Box 3, Folder 1

Articles of Incorporation and By-Laws of the Oregon Railway & Navigation Company. Portland: 1884.

Folder 2-8

Oregon Railway & Navigation Company. Annual Reports, 1880, 1881, 1882, 1883, 1884, 1885, 1886.

Folder 9

Tripartite Contract Between The Columbia and Palouse Railroad Company, the Northern Pacific Railroad Company, the Oregon Railway and Navigation Comp'y, and the Oregon and Transcontinental Company. July 24, 1883.

Folder 10

The Oregon Railway and Navigation Company to the Farmers' Loan and Trust Company. Consolidated Mortgage. June 1, 1885.

Folder 11

Amended Plan and Agreement for the Reorganization of the Oregon Railway and Navigation Company's System. February 5, 1896.

Folder 12

Supplemental Indentures to the New York Company ... Trustee of the Consolidated Mortgage of the Oregon Railroad and Navigation Company. August 17, 1896.

Folder 13-15

Oregon Railroad and Navigation Company. Annual Reports: 1897, 1898, 1899.

Folder 16

The Oregon Railway and Navigation Company to the Oregon Short Line & Utah Northern Railway Company and the Union Pacific Railway Company. Indenture Modifying Indenture of Lease of January 1, 1887.

Folder 17

Indenture of Lease, January 1, 1887, between Oregon Railway & Navigation Company to Oregon Short Line Railway Company and Union Pacific Railway Company. New York: 1888.

 

Oregon Trunk Railway Company and Des Chutes Railroad Company, Arbitration Proceedings

Box 4, Folder 1

First Brief of Des Chutes Railroad Company. September 3, 1931.

Folder 2

Supplemental Brief of Des Chutes Railroad Company, September 3, 1931.

Folder 3

Brief of Oregon Trunk Railroad Company, September 1931.

Folder 4

Reply Brief of Des Chutes Railroad Company, September 3, 1931.

Folder 5

Findings, Conclusions and Decision of Arbitrators. April 29, 1935.

Folder 6

Northern Pacific Terminal Co. of Oregon. Agreement of Lease. December 14th, 1882.

Folder 7

Union Pacific Company's Trust Indenture to Drexel, Morgan & Co., Trustees, September 4, 1891.

 

Union Pacific and Oregon Railway and Navigation Company records concerning Oregon Railway and Navigation Company's extension of lines to mouth of the Columbia River at Astoria, Oregon.

Folder 8

The Chief Seaport of the Columbia watershed ... by Sidney Dell. June 1892.

 

Correspondence

Folder 9

n.d.

Folder 10

1890

Folder 11

1892

Folder 12

1893

Folder 13

Interstate Transit Lines / Union Pacific Stages, Inc. Corporate history. 1951-1952.

Folder 14

Union Pacific / Northern Pacific. In the Superior Court of the State of Washington for Thurston County. No. 19221. Union Pacific Railroad Company vs. Northern Pacific Railway Company. Summons and amended complaint. February 25, 1942.

 

Oregon-Washington Railroad & Navigation Company

Box 5

Mortgages, Vol. 1, November 27, 1903 - November 17, 1914

 

Mortgages, Vol. 2, November 17, 1914 - December 31, 1921

 

Mortgages, Vol. 3, January 3, 1922 - September 15, 1944.

 

Oregon-Washington Railroad & Navigation Company, Company Materials

Box 6, Folder 1

Memorandum. Mortgages-Accounting for Expenditures and Retirements in Connection Therewith. n.d.

Folder 2

Proceedings. Organization and Minutes of Meetings of Oregon-Washington Railroad & Navigation Company, 1910. Includes Articles of Incorporation, August 18, 1912.

 

Interstate Commerce Commission Reports

Note

Photocopies
Box 6

Finance Docket 7065. Oregon-Washington Railroad & Navigation Company's Ownership of the San Francisco and Portland Steamship Company. May 25, 1915.

 

Finance Docket 10390. Northern Pacific Railway Company et al. Abandonment and Operation. June 12, 1935.

Folder 3

Finance Docket 12127. Oregon-Washington Railroad & Navigation Company et al. Abandonment. March 3, 1939.

Folder 4

Report to the Interstate Commerce Commission. Corporate History, As Required by Valuation Order No. 20. June 30, 1916. Compiled by F. B. Gill. Bound original and photocopy.

Folder 5

Valuation Sections as of December 31, 1932. Omaha: 1933.

Folder 6

Interstate Commerce Commission Reports. Decisions of the Interstate Commerce Commission of the United States. Vol. 44. Valuation Reports. June-July 1933. Photocopy of pages 212-299.

 

Northern Pacific Railroad Company Records

Box 7

Bound volume marked "Reports, 1875-1886

 

The Northern Pacific Railroad, Its Routes, Resources, Progress and Business. n.d.

 

The Northern Pacific Railroad's Land Grant and the Future Business of the Road. n.d.

 

Guide to the Northern Pacific Railroad Lands in Minnesota. n.d.

 

Report of the President and Directors of the Northern Pacific Railroad Co. to the stockholders at the annual meeting, Sept. 27th, 1876; Sept. 26th, 1877.

 

Annual report and proceedings of the regular meeting of the stockholders, Sept. 24th, 1879.

 

Annual report and proceedings of the stockholders at their annual meeting, September 29th, 1880; September 15th, 1881.

 

Memoranda. May 1, 1882.

 

Report of the President to the stockholders at their annual meeting, September 21st, 1882; September 20th, 1883.

 

Report of the Board of Directors to the stockholders at their annual meeting, September 18th, 1884; September 17th, 1885.

 

Annual report of the Vice President and General Manager to the President and Board of Directors for the fiscal year ending June 30th, 1885.

 

Report of the Board of Directors to the stockholders at their annual meeting, September 16th, 1886.

 

Annual report of the Vice President and General Manager to the President and Board of Directors for the fiscal year ending June 30th, 1886.

 

Arbitration proceedings pursuant to agreement between Northern Pacific Railway Company and Union Pacific Railroad Company, et al. relating to charges for transporting materials used in improving and maintaining joint lines between Vancouver and Tacoma, Washington:

Folder 1

Arbitration agreement, May 15, 1942.

Folder 2

Opening memorandum of facts submitted by Union Pacific Railroad Company, et al. June 10, 1942.

Folder 3

Answering memorandum of facts submitted by Northern Pacific Railway Company, July 18, 1942.

Folder 4

Reply memorandum of facts submitted by Union Pacific Railroad Company, et al. August 11, 1942.

Folder 5

Supplemental answering memorandum of facts submitted by Northern Pacific Railway Company. August 25, 1942.

Folder 6

Supplemental reply memorandum of facts submitted by Union Pacific Railroad Company, et al. October 12, 1942.

Folder 7

Stipulation. March 10, 1943.

Folder 8

Supplemental Stipulation. June 23, 1943.

 

Northern Pacific / Great Northern Railway Company / Oregon-Washington Railroad Company Joint Facility Data Books, circa 1927

Box 8

Information relating to joint use of lines, circa 1880s-1920s. Five spiral bound volumes of photocopies. Includes photos and descriptions of individual track layouts, stations, bridges, tunnels and other railroad property.

 

Union Pacific Railroad Company Reconstruction of the John Day Dam

Box 9-12

Monthly reports on the reconstruction of the main line at the John Day Dam along the Columbia River in Oregon. Includes photographs and drawings. One folder per month.

 

December 1962 - December 1963 [Box 9]

 

January - November 1964 [Box 10]

 

February 1965 - June 1966 [Box 11]

 

July 1966 - July 1968 [Box 12]

 

Interstate Commerce Commission, Bureau of Valuation, Engineering Report, Oregon-Washington Railroad & Navigation Company

Box 13-14

Interstate Commerce Commission, Bureau of Valuation, Engineering Report, Oregon-Washington Railroad & Navigation Company including its leased line Des Chutes Railroad Company showing Cost of Reproduction New and Cost of Reproduction Less Depreciation, Inventories as of June 30, 1916 (revised to June 15, 1934).

 

Equipment; Idaho; Washington [Box 13]; Oregon Box 14]

 

Bound Manuscript Volume of Maps

Box 15

One bound manuscript volume of maps (ink and pencil on paper, 68 pp.) indicating right of way and property ownership (utilizing township sections) for eastern Oregon and parts of Washington. Undated, but possibly circa 1900 or earlier.

 

Umatilla to Pendelton

 

Pendleton to Huntington

 

Pendleton to Walla Walla

 

Palouse Junction to Moscow

 

Riparia to La Crosse Junction

 

Miscellaneous Printed Road Maps

Box 16

OREGON

 

Oregon State Highway Commission. Road Map of Oregon. 1931.

 

OREGON. PORTLAND.

 

Pittmon's official map of Portland, with maps of Columbia River Highway, State Highways. 1927.

 

Pittmon's authentic map of Portland. 1936.

 

Portland Traction Company. City of Portland, Oregon and vicinity, showing bus and trolley coach lines. 1950?

 

Indexed map of Portland. 1937.

 

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE. FOREST SERVICE. PACIFIC NORTHWEST REGION.

 

Deschutes National Forest

 

Rogue River National Forest

 

Wallowa-Whitman National Forest. North Half.

 

Wallowa-Whitman National Forest. South Half.

 

Winema National Forest

 

WASHINGTON

 

Washington State Progress Commission. Department of Highways. State of Washington highways. 1939.

 

Kroll's map of Puget Sound country.

 

WASHINGTON. SPOKANE.

 

Bekins Moving and Storage. Map of Spokane. 1962

 

WASHINGTON. TACOMA.

 

Standard Oil Company of California. Tacoma. 1967.

 

WASHINGTON. WALLA WALLA.

 

Walla Walla Area Chamber of Commerce. Map of the Walla Walla area. 1978.

 

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE. FOREST SERVICE. PACIFIC NORTHWEST REGION.

 

Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest.

 

Umatilla National Forest.

 

WYOMING

 

Wyoming State Highway Commission. Wyoming. 1968

 

Miscellaneous Oversize Maps: Issued By Railroad, USGS.

Note

Not [yet] individually catalogued.
Box 17

Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul / Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific

 

Northern Pacific Terminal

 

Oregon-Washington Railroad and Navigation / Oregon Railroad and Navigation: 1. Route. 2: Lines in Idaho. 3: Lines in Washington. 4: Lines in Oregon.

 

Portland Municipal Terminal

 

Spokane Portland and Seattle

Box 18

Northern Pacific

 

Southern Pacific

 

Union Pacific

 

Idaho

 

Oregon

 

Oregon: Portland

 

Washington

 

Oregon, Washington and Idaho

 

Photographs

Note

Photographs reproduced in Union Pacific Northwest are filed in numerical order by page number upon which they appear.
Additional photographs, drawings, maps and profiles have been integrated into the California State Railroad Museum collections for that format.
Box 19

Over 1,500 photographs of the Union Pacific Railroad's operations in Oregon and Washington, from the 1860s to the late 1980s have been interfiled into the Library's photograph collection by the appropriate corporate name and then by subject.

 

Photographs reproduced in Union Pacific Northwest are maintained separately and arranged by page number. [Container 19]

 

Inland Navigation Company. Before the Interstate Commerce Commission. ... vs. Big Creek and Telocaset Railroad. 1947. See Photograph Collection.

 

Southern Pacific Company. Office of Freight Traffic Manager. Photographs of crushed rock, sand and gravel plants operating in Northern California along the tidewater; also of equipment of various Northern California Plants actually in operation transporting crushed rock, sand and gravel by water. April 12, 1927. See Photograph Album No. 86

 

Profiles

Box 19

Oregon-Washington Railroad and Navigation Company. Condensed profiles. 1913 (?); 1917-1919; 1921; 1952; 1957

 

Union Pacific. Northwestern District. 1978-1986. Several volumes.

 

Maps and Drawings

Box 19

These formats have been individually catalogued and entered into the appropriate CSRM Library databases.