This collection includes research material Mr. Asay used to write two of his books: UNION PACIFIC NORTHWEST: THE OREGON-WASHINGTON
RAILROAD & NAVIGATION COMPANY, A HISTORY (1991) and UNION PACIFIC IN THE LOS ANGELES BASIN (2010).
Additional material includes files used by Mr. Asay to write the article "Crucero: UP's Desert Outpost" published in the
Union Pacific Railroad Historical Society's periodical, STREAMLINER in 1999.
Jeff S. Asay was born in New Jersey on January 2, 1946. He began his railroad career as a Southern Pacific towerman in Los
Angeles in 1966 while attending school. The Union Pacific Railroad hired Jeff Asay as a staff attorney in 1973 after he graduated
from UCLA Law School.. 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). During his 36-year career with the railroad, Mr. Asay has worked in East Los Angeles, Portland,
Kansas City and Roseville. He retired as senior regional counsel in Roseville in 2009.
48 Linear Feet
22 manuscript boxes, 40 record cartons
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