Wednesday, August 9, 2017

2017 Autumn Leaf Presenter- David Lange (from Eugene, OR)- "Spreading Her Wings"

A random phone call to a friend one night provided a heads up about rebuilt Southern Pacific Jordon spreader 4033 doing a test run the following day on the Cascade line. Arriving in Oakridge the next morning to perfect sunlight and snow on the hill. I took a chance and asked the Supervisor of the trip if I could ride the train. Prepared for the impending "No, employees only", I had already started thinking of possible locations to get some token shots. To my surprise, I was allowed permission and told to grab a seat on the crew car "Snowflake". This is just the beginning of a story that would end up being a once in a lifetime photoshoot!

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

2017 Autumn Leaf Presenter- Dan Bolyard (from Coulee City, WA)- "Echos of the GN Spokane Division".

This is Dan’s third show for ALSS featuring the history of railroading in Central Washington State. This time he is featuring a look back at railroading along the Great Northern in an area not often photographed. This show is based on a similar show Dan presented to the Great Northern Railway Historical Society annual convention last year in Spokane.

Monday, August 7, 2017

2017 Autumn Leaf Presenter - Friedrich Manfred Simon (from Spokane, WA) - "Rocklyn 'n Rollin"

My focal point will be present day operations of the Eastern Washington Gateway Railroad underscored by the leitmotiv of scenes depicting 24/7 railroading and railroad operations, and the photography thereof, i.e., there is more to railroad photography than the pervasive trackside wedge shot.

2017 Autumn Leaf Presenter - Martin Burwash (from Conway, WA) - "Almost 50"

This October marks the 49th year I have been photographing trains on Stevens Pass. "Almost 50" is a look at some of the favorite places I have been, some of the things I have seen and some of the people I have met in those 49 years.

2017 Autumn Leaf Presenter - Stephen Dorsett (from Salt Lake City, UT) - "Thunder in the Mountains"

The Sound of SP WS 54 Denver disptacher calling Santa Fe 102 East 991 train or the sound of Talking to the BKDOU Oil cans. Disptacher to the cans you have enough power to make the hill. Yes sir all motors functional. Station names like Quntico, Sand Cut, Bena, Caliente, Bealeville, Rowen,Woodford, Walong, Marcel, Cable, Tehachapi, Monolith, Cameron, Warren, Mojave. Places that well seasoned railfans would and will know spending time on the SP Mojave sub. Watching Tunnel Motors All of SP's EMD fleet and the new additions SD 70M's and AC4400 on Coal trains. The Santa fe with the superfleet warbonnets and the constant run of Intermodal on the mountains. This photo journey will show the sounds and smells and images of hardworking trains from the Southern Pacific and the sante Fe, we will later look at the UP and the BNSF on this mountain railroad division. The SP Gone but not forgotten. This is a retrospect of all of my travels for the last twenty years of Tehachapi.

2017 Autumn Leaf Presenter - Lee Bishop (from Rochester, WA) - "Out Yonder"

My shots from around the country, from locations as varied as the Blue Ridge mountains, the Mojave Desert, and the Cascades.

Friday, August 4, 2017

2017 Autumn Leaf Presenter - Jon Bentz (from Edmonds, WA) - "Half a Sub"

This show focuses on the "Scenic Sub" from PA Junction to East Scenic. Photographs taken between 1984 and 2017 featuring Amtrak, BN and BNSF.