Sunday, October 19, 2014

Matt Adams - "Oz-some Australian Adventure" - (from Beaverton, OR)

"Oz-some Australian Adventure" Fulfilling a dream that started 15 years ago, I took a trip during February and March 2014 to Australia. During this month long adventure, I covered the interstate main and branchline network from North-central New South Wales, Victoria and the eastern half of South Australia. EMD (Clyde), ALCO (Goodwin) and GE (Goninan) locomotives built between 1951 and 2012 were all seen side by side, hauling freight across the land best known for Kangaroos, Koala Bears and AC/DC.

Friday, October 17, 2014

2014 Best Shots of the Year

Autumn Leaf Slide Show 2014 Best Shots of the Year A favorite of attendees over the years has been the best-shot slide show. It is a great opportunity to share your best work! This year we are requesting attendees submit their favorite 3 shots taken since ALSS this past year prior to 21 October 2014. This year we are opening it up to short video clips generally less than 30 seconds. Interesting, unique, technically outstanding to be shown off without putting a show together. Also we are requesting a profile picture like on Facebook to overlay on your shots so folks can identify you at the show if they have questions or comments or just want to meet you. How to participate? Email Paul Petersen who is putting the show together. Gmail can handle up to 25MB of data. Please use the following format. Your Name Insert your Profile Picture (Desired but not Required) Picture # 1 Insert or attach jpg, full resolution is requested for formatting and best quality. Name of the Shot. Location. Train Symbol if known or other interesting info. Picture #2 Same type of info Picture #3 Same type of info If you have a really cool video clip cut it down to an interesting size of 30 seconds or less. HD resolution is desired or really good SD. Send what file format came out of your camera or a standard like MP4 or mov. Send me a link in your email to a file site you like or use this drop box I have made public.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Featured Presenter - Vic Neves - "Forty Years and Counting" - (from Albany, OR)

"Forty Years and Counting" This show is another of Vic's blast from the past production showcasing forty years of train loving, chasing and sidebar events that will forever cast a doubt that this could have ever really happened. Vic is now a "Northwesterner" and this is his first time at Autumn Leaf. He is one of the founders and current coordinator of Winterail.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Featured Presenter - Randy Nelson - Daylight Dreaming - (from Ft. Worth, TX)

This presentation shows the Southern Pacific 4449 through the years from its site in Oakes Park in Portland, the rebuilds and on its various excursions. Randy is coming back as a repeat attendee and presenter.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Steve Carter - Autumn Days and Autumn Nights - (from Gig Harbor, WA)

Steve returns again to Autumn Leaf with a presentation on the spectacular views of fall and railroad action. Steve has presented as almost every Autumn Leaf for the past several years. We look forward to more of his fantastic photography and his take on railroading.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

John Howell - Rambling on the Reading - Part 1 (from Edinboro, PA)

John returns to Autumn Leaf this year as a presenter with a show of a run of two double-headed Reading Iron Horse Rambles in 1960's. One trip was of the Reading 2124 and 2100 climbing one of the steepest grades on the Reading heading southwest out of Tamaqua on November 19th, 1960, near Tuscarora, PA. We look forward to having John presenting at this years show.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

David Honan - Urban Rail Transit is Boring? - (from Snoqualmie, WA)

Dave is back to another Autumn Leaf and I am sure his show will not disappoint. Dave says that he hear's lots of railfans shun photographing rail transit in urban environments because they think the parade of all-but-identical trains is boring. He begs to differ. We are looking forward to more of his spectacular photography!