Wednesday, July 15, 2015

13th Annual Autumn Leaf Railroad Slide Show - First Call! - Sat. October 24, 2015

First Call for RSVP's and Presenters 13th Annual Autumn Leaf Show!!!!!! First Call for RSVP's and Presenters!!!!!! 13th Annual Autumn Leaf Railroad Slide Show - Saturday, October 24th, 2015 - the historic Fox Theater, Centralia, WA. Come be a part of this years event this fall. The show will run from 4pm until 10pm in the heart of the Hub City. To RSVP as an attendee for to ask about being a presenter send an email to me at We are happy to announce a new partner for those seeking lodging when they arrive in town. The Centralia Square Grand Ballroom and Hotel is offering rooms from $70-$130 per night and is just a couple of blocks from the theater. You can book directly on their website at; . If we receive enough interest we may receive an additional group discount. Look for more details in the coming weeks.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Just About Here!!

Here we are the week of the 12th Annual Autumn Leaf Railroad Slideshow - looks like this week may be a rainy one here in the Pacific Northwest but maybe a glimmer of hope that Friday and Saturday may turn out ok!! Reminder that the historic Fox Theater at 123 S. Tower Ave. in Centralia is the site of the show - the doors will open at 3pm with the show beginning at 4 sharp. There will be a planned short dinner break and snacks and soft drinks, beer and wine will be available for purchase at the theater. A reminder that this is a donation event - your donation will cover the cost of the theater rental for our event so don't forget to give some money so we can keep bringing this back year after year. If you haven't RSVP's yet, then please do so ASAP to get your seat!!
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Lee Bishop - "Once Again" - (from Rochester, WA)

Lee again brings his photography talents to the big screen at Autumn Leaf with a show on happenings in every day railroading as well as preservation efforts with steam operations. Lee has been a continual contributor over the years at Autumn Leaf.

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.