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.
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
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.