Jim Jackson was a pioneer live steam hobbyist in the Houston, Texas. Jim owned and operated Railway Hardware Company.
Jim Jackson and his Colorado & Sabine 2-6-0 oil-fired Mogul at the Houston Area Live Steamers.
The Hot Penny being serviced by builder Marshall Black at the Browning Railroad, Chapel Hill, Texas. Track owner David Hannah III is wearing an orange shirt with coveralls. Front left to right: Marshall Black, Marty Knox, David Hannah III. Rear left to right: Jim Jackson and his wife, Marshall Phillips. About 1993. Photo by Terry Adams.
Michael Hales wrote about the formation of the Houston Area Live Steamers, 2 June 2016:
- Just a small tidbit from when the club was just forming. Perfect timing for me, I had just asked the owner of the Bellaire Roundhouse if he knew of any Live Steam gatherings around Houston. He handed me a information sheet Jim Jackson had distributed around town about forming a club. Soon after that Jim had a meet at his backyard railroad in Jersey Village. The rest is History.