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Asay (Jeff S.) Collection
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  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition
  • Arrangement
  • Biography
  • Additional Collection Guides
  • Preferred Citation
  • Scope and Contents
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Bibliography

  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: California State Railroad Museum Library & Archives
    Title: Jeff S. Asay collection
    source: Asay, Jeff S., 1946-
    Identifier/Call Number: MS 83
    Physical Description: 48 Linear Feet 22 manuscript boxes, 40 record cartons
    Date (inclusive): 1875-2006
    Abstract: 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.
    Physical Location: Statewide Museum Collections Center

    Conditions Governing Access

    Collection is open for research. Contact Library & Archives staff for appointment.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Gifts of Jeff S. Asay in 2001, 2007, and 2018

    Arrangement

    This series is arranged into 3 series: 1. UNION PACIFIC NORTHWEST: THE OREGON-WASHINGTON RAILROAD & NAVIGATION COMPANY, A HISTORY Subseries 1. Pacific Northwest Railroad History Subseries 2. Oregon Railroad & Navigation Company Documents Subseries 3. Oregon-Washington Railroad & Navigation Company Records Subseries 4. Northern Pacific Railroad Company Records Subseries 5. John Day Dam Reconstruction Reports Subseries 6. Maps and drawings Subseries 7. Photographs 2. UNION PACIFIC IN THE LOS ANGELES BASIN 3. "Crucero: UP's Desert Outpost" Subseries 1. SP, LA & SL. General Manager’s Office Subseries 2. LA & SL. General Manager’s Office Subseries 3. Union Pacif1. SP, LA & SL. General Manager’s Office

    Biography

    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.
    Mr. Asay has been active in railroad historical research for over twenty years.
    He has written for the National Association of Timetable Collectors, Railroad Station Historical Society, SP Trainline, and the Union Pacific Historical Society. Jeff Asay has been a volunteer at the California State Railroad Museum Library & Archives since his retirement from the Union Pacific in 2009. He also serves as a Board Member of the CSRM Foundation.

    Preferred Citation

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

    Scope and Contents

    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.
    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 the John Day Dam.
    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.

    Conditions Governing Use

    Copyright has been assigned to the California State Railroad Museum. Permission for publication must be submitted in writing to the CSRM Library & Archives.

    Bibliography

    He is also the author of WESTERN PACIFIC TIMETABLES AND OPERATIONS (Crete, Nebraska: J-B Publishing Co., 1983), TRACK AND TIME : AN OPERATIONAL HISTORY OF THE WESTERN PACIFIC RAILROAD THROUGH TIMESTABLES AND MAPS (Portola, Calif.: Feather River Rail Society, 2006) and UNION PACIFIC IN THE LOS ANGELES BASIN (Wilton, California: Signature Press, 2010).

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Los Angeles & Salt Lake Railroad
    Northern Pacific Railroad
    Oregon Washington Railroad Company
    Oregon-Washington Railroad and Navigation Company
    San Pedro, Los Angeles & Salt Lake Railroad
    Union Pacific Railroad Company
    Oregon Railroad and Navigation Company
    Asay, Jeff S., 1946-