Jeff S. Asay

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Jeff Asay began his railroad career as a Southern Pacific towerman in Los Angeles in 1966 while attending school. He joined Union Pacific’s law department in Los Angeles as a staff attorney in 1973 after graduating from UCLA Law School.

In the course of a 36-year career with UP, he worked in East Los Angeles (twice), Portland, Kansas City, and Roseville. He retired as senior regional counsel with UP in 2009. He is the author of Union Pacific Northwest (Pacific Fast Mail, 1991) and Track and Time: an Operational History of the Western Pacific Railroad (Feather River Rail Society, 2006).

Since retirement, he has devoted his time to researching and writing railroad history and to volunteering at the California State Railroad Museum in Sacramento. He resides in Roseville, California, with his wife Kathy.