Monday, October 21, 2019

2019 Autumn Leaf Railroad Slide Show!

The 2019 Autumn Leaf Railroad Slide Show is Saturday, October 26th at the King Street Cove - 200 S. King Street in Centralia. Show starts right at 4:00pm with the usual dinner break in the evening. This years shows include: Nikki Burgess - Valley Girl Chuck Lee - Trans-Siberian Railroad David Cantlin - O' Canada Randy Nelson - Nomo's 2020 Lee Bishop - Points on a Map Jeffrey Sessa - Working Along the Line - CSX in Virginia Joel Hawthorn - Water to Sand Michael Sullivan - Urban Jungle Steven J. Brown - Australia 1995 Steven J. Brown - Between the Leaves Steve Carter - A Bridge to the Past Keith Ardinger - Western Pacific in Orange and Silver Jeffrey Sessa - Rails in Black and White Martin Burwash - Mountain Soul There will also be a framed Blair Kooistra Milwaukee Road print raffle. Tickets are $1 each or 12 for $10. You must be present to win with the drawing during the last break of the evening.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

2018 Autumn Leaf Presenter - Frederick Manfred Simon (Spokane, WA) - ""Götterdämmerung (Twilight of The Gods)"

In a bifurcated exposé of my affection for dusk, dawn, and dark of night photography, I’ll be exploring my catalog of photography over the past year focusing on BNSF’s and UP’s operations in and around Spokane as well the twilight of the Eastern Washington Railroad scheduled to cease as operator of the eminent Cheney to Coulee City “CW.” It is the end of an era and the beginning of a new chapter in the storied annals of the CW which will – in time - see the departure of the famed flared radiators, the black and blued SD45’s, as a new culture and philosophy under the soon-to-be CW operator Washington Eastern hopes to breath new life into the 108-mile grainer.

2018 Autumn Leaf Presenter - Reed Skyllingstad (Eugene, OR) - "Desert Railroading"

Desert Railroading is a presentation of one and a half years of railroad photography in the southwestern United States. While Reed was at his first FAA tower in North Las Vegas, Nevada he traveled and photographed Cima Hill, the BNSF Transcon, and the UP Sunset Route in Arizona. Join us as we travel around the Mojave desert and beyond.

Monday, October 8, 2018

2018 Autumn Leaf Presenter - Robert W. Scott (Rochester, WA) - "To The Land of the Alco's"

Hidden in plain sight, the states of Pennsylvania and New York boast several railroads that still stable classic diesels from Alco. These workhorses are kept in good shape by dedicated group of mechanics under the direction of railroads that know the value of the Alco workhorses. This presentation is from two different trips in the fall of 2015 and 2016 to four different Alco railroads. Running along former lines of the Pennsy, Erie and DL&W, the tracks wind through the river valleys and over the mountains of the Alleghenies, the Poconos and the Appalachians. Along for the ride on our trips were a group of west coast photographers and during our treks we encountered many other characters. Tune in for a ride to the Alco's!

2018 Autumn Leaf Presenter - Charles Lange (Eugene, OR) - "California Dreamin' - SP Style"

This show is about the Southern Pacific on SP's Coast Route around the Santa Barbara area. The sections in it deal with the power that SP used on the Coastline trains in the 1970s. You never knew what was going to show up on the trains as it just depended on what was available from LA and from the north. There will be a section on the activity at the Santa Barbara station as well as the end of SP's Coast Daylight and the beginning of Amtrak's Coast Starlight. At the end of the program will be a short section on the ever present caboose on the end of the 1970s SP trains.

Friday, October 5, 2018

Blair Kooistra Framed Print Raffle

This year we will again be having a raffle at the slideshow. These framed photos from Blair Kooistra feature the Milwaukee Road. The photos will be in frames and are ready to hang on your wall. Tickets for the drawing will be $1 each or 12 tickets for $10 available at the door on Saturday. Proceeds from the tickets goes towards the show and Fox Theater restorations.

Thursday, October 4, 2018

2018 Autumn Leaf Presenter - Steve Carter (Gig Harbor, WA) - "A Northwest Shortlines Sampler"

Take a tour of some of the Northwest’s Shortline Railroads. From the rainy forests of the Oregon Coast, to hot and dry eastern Washington and out to the forests of the Idaho Panhandle. Seen from the air and ground, stills and moving pictures!