Monday, March 10, 2014

Autumn Leaf 2014 Planning About To Begin!

Stay tuned for upcoming news for Autumn Leaf 2014 - It will again be held at the Historic Fox Theater in Centralia, WA and will feature some new and familiar faces this year!

Saturday, October 19, 2013

11th Annual Autumn Leaf Railroad Slide Show - Presenter Line Up

11th Annual Autumn Leaf Slide Show - LINE UP OF PRESENTERS. Note that show begins at 4:00pm on Saturday, October 26th at the Historic Fox Theater in downtown Centralia, WA

Featured Presenter - Randy Nelson - Nomo's Moldy Oldies Part 2 and SP Tribute - (From Ft. Worth, TX)

Our final featured presenter shows for this year will be from Randy Nelson, a repeat presenter and attendee at Autumn Leaf, he will have two shows for us this year. One is referred to as Nomo's Moldy Oldies part 2 which he will take us to look at some Alco's and some stuff north of the border, and a tribute look back at the great SP. We look forward to another entertaining presentation from Randy!

Featured Presenter - Charles Lange - Popsicles Anyone? - A SP Unique Tribute (from Eugene, OR)

Another Featured presenter this year will be Charles Lange from Eugene, OR who will be presenting a show on the unique Sulzer powered GE's used by the SP. Affectionately known as "Popsicles", these ran on the western routes of the SP and offer a unique look at this colorful lashup on the Friendly.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Show is Only One Week Away!!!

Well we are just over one week for the 11th Annual Autumn Leaf Railroad Slideshow - Saturday, October 26th, 2013. The show will begin at 4:00pm with the doors open to the theater at 3:30. The show will be held at the historic Fox Theater in downtown Centralia, WA at 119 South Tower Ave. The show will run from 4:00 to about 10:30pm with a planned dinner break at 7:00pm. A suggested admission of $8 will be a donation to help cover the costs for the theater rental for the evening. Soft drinks, beer, wine and snacks will be available for purchase the night of the event. Come on out and enjoy a night on the town watching some great railroad photography presentations. We will be also having during the intermissions a "Your Best 3" photos from the last year - they can be submitted to me via email at Robert.scott@westthurstonfire.org . They will be put together into a rolling slide show. We are right now at 90 RSVP's with a few more still coming in.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Steve Carter - Abstract Railroading Reflections - (from Gig Harbor, WA)

Gig Harbor, WA's Steve Carter comes back to us as a repeat presenter at Autumn Leaf - this year he will surprise us with a new show called "Abstract Railroad Reflections". The show is an "out of the box" view of railroading, featuring a variety of locales from the Pacific Northwest and Arizona. Look forward to a new perspective of railroading!!

Rob and Austin Jacox - The GORGEous Columbia River GORGE - (from Bend, OR)

Another presenter will be the team of Rob Jacox and Austin Jacox of Bend, OR with a show called "The GORGEous Columbia River GORGE". Their show will focus on "traditional railfan photography" from the Columbia River Gorge from 2005 to 2013. Rob and Austin Jacox are a father-son photographer duo that live in Bend, OR. While living along the scenic BNSF Oregon Trunk Subdivision, the heavy traffic volume, amazing scenery, and ample trackside camping has made the Columbia River Gorge their favorite railfanning area. We are excited to have them as a part of this years show as a first time presenter!