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Union Pacific Steam Conductor Reed Jackson (editor's title)

Portrait of the late Reed Jackson, long-time steam conductor for the Union Paciifc, with the corporate initials seen on a locomotive behind him
Union Pacific Railroad conductor Reed Jackson in front of the UP initials on diesel locomotive no. 1983, during a steam trip with the railroad's no. 844 steam locomotive at Portola, California, on May 5, 2009. Jackson passed away on August 15, 2009, due to complications from surgery to remove a brain tumor. He was 54 years old and a 36-year veteran of the Union Pacific. Jackson was born and grew up in Denver, where his father was a superintendent for the Denver & Rio Grande Western railroad. Reed went to work for the UP in Denver at age 18 and transferred to Cheyenne in the 1980s. He became a full-time member of the Union Pacific's steam crew in 1997. Friends say of Jackson that "he loved his job more than most people know."
Source Alex Ramos, Oakland, California
Coverage Spatial, Portola, California; Temporal, May 5, 2009
Rights Alex Ramos
Date Created 2009-05-05
Resource Type
Extent 10.2 megapixel RAW file
Depicted Railroad
Location Portola, California
Depicted Occupation
Image Type Portrait
Train Type Excursion train
Equipment, Locomotive SD70ACe no. 1983
Builder, locomotive General Motors, Electro-Motive Division
Creator Description Alex Ramos of Oakland, California, began taking photos when he was fourteen years old. In 2007, he entered City College of San Francisco, where he studied photography. He currently works at the Scott Nichols Gallery in San Francisco where he finds inspiration from hundreds of different photographers.
Collection Alex Ramos Collection
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