L. S. “Jake” Jacobson

L. S. “Jake” Jacobson

Mr. Jacobson served 29 years with the Union Pacific Railroad and is currently President and Chief Operating Officer of the Copper Basin Railway of Hayden, Arizona.

Mr. Jacobson was named Railway Age's Railroader of the Year in 1994, and Railroader of the Century in 2000.

The American Shortline safety award is named after him: The Jake Award. Since 2000, the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association has sponsored these awards.


*cite journal
author = Welty, Gus
year = 1994 | month = January
title = Jake Jacobson: a profile in courage
journal = Railway Age
url = http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1215/is_n1_v195/ai_14953681
accessdate = 2006-04-17

*cite journal
author = | year = 2000 | month = October
title = ASLRRA presents "Jake Awards" - American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association
journal = Railway Age
url = http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1215/is_10_201/ai_66769251
accessdate = 2006-04-17

* [http://www.aslrra.org American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association]

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