Nebraska Authors

Edd Bailey

Born 1904 Elmo, MO (USA)

Died 1988-09-11
Cheyenne, WY

Edd H. Bailey worked his way up from a helper in the car repair shop to president of the Union Pacific Railroad.
In 1922, at age 18, he took a job as a helper in the railroad's car repair shop in Cheyenne at 38 cents an hour. He later worked as a freight yard blacksmith, loaded mail cars and served as a brakeman, conductor, special police agent and trainmaster. By 1945, Mr. Bailey had become superintendent of the railroad's Nebraska and Wyoming divisions. He was appointed vice president in charge of operations in 1957 and seven years later became the executive officer of the railroad's transportation division. The next year he was named president of the railroad.

Places Lived

Grand Island, NE
Omaha, NE
Salt Lake City, UT
Elmo, MO
Chenyenne, WY

Author Of

  • Biography
  • Nonfiction


Autobiography; railroads


Carman's helper
President of UP railroad 1965-1971

Places Worked

Union Pacific Railroad


A Life With the Union Pacific: The Autobiography of Edd H. Bailey. 1989.

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