John Mellowes having coffee on Saturday morning.
Center president John Gruber and director Bon French discuss strategies at the board meeting.
The Center's Scott Lothes reviews Stan Kistler's exhibition prints. Photo by Alexander Craghead.
Photographer David Plowden speaks with conference attendees at the Friday dinner.
Steve Barry and Otto Vondrak from Railfan & Railroad magazine. Photo by Alexander Craghead.
Lewis Ableidinger shared one of his many artistic talents with conference attendees on Friday evening.
Kevin Haas (left) and anothe attendee talk at the Friday night social hour.
Kelly Lester and Mark Entrop.
Kevin Varrato studies the Stan Kistler photography exhibition on Friday evening.
Richard Jay Solomon, middle, shares a point with Paul Wussow and Bon French.
J. Alex Lang, Kevin Scanlon, and Louis Capwell.
Bruce Barry, Steve Barry, and Kevin Haas enjoy the roast beef buffet dinner on Friday evening.
Friday evening events took place at the Calvin Durand Hall of Lake Forest College's Mohr Student Center. Photo by Alexander Craghead.
North Dakotan Lewis Ableidinger and South Dakotan Kent Staubus confer over dinner on Friday.
Ronald Olsen reviews photos on presenter Olaf Haensch's netbook. Olsen and Haensch have joined forces for many memorable night photos.
Olaf Haensch, of Munich, Germany, shared his stunning night photography on Friday evening.
Lead A/V volunteer Jeff Mast is all smiles as connections are made on Saturday morning. Photo by Otto Vondrak.
Presenter Karl Zimmermann, front middle, chats with Ken Jamin and Dick Gruber on Saturday morning.
Presenter Joe McMillan led off the Saturday morning programs with an engaging retrospective of his photography.
Olaf Haensch, Cindy Angelos, Lina Bertucci, and Bonnie Gruber chat during a break.
Peter Mosse, of New York City, contemplates one of the presentations.
Karl Zimmermann shared photos and stories from his travels both in the U.S. and abroad.
Helen and Whit Smith discuss the conference.
Ken Jamin and Dick Gruber discuss one of the presentations.
Presenter Lina Bertucci of New York City shared her photographs of working for the Milwaukee Road in the early 1970s, many of which appeared in Railroad Voices.
Paul Nash confers with other attendees.
Victor Hand, center, chats with other attendees on the way to lunch.
Louis Capwell and Nicholas Benson discuss the morning's presentations with other attendees during lunch.
Photographer Lina Bertucci, right, and her aunt Cindy Angelos impressed and entertained attendees with their stories of being the first two women hired for train service by the Milwaukee Road.
Photographer and board member Jeff Brouws served as master of ceremonies on Saturday.
Lewis Ableidinger of Fargo, North Dakota, shared the beauty and allure of the prairies in his photography. Photo by Alexander Craghead.
Olaf Haensch and Dave Saums.
Photographer Stan Kistler of California shared many of his remarkable photographs from the 1940s and 50s during the steam to diesel transition.
Stan Kistler's photography exhibition was also on display at the Saturday reception in the Glen Rowan House. Photo by Alexander Craghead.
Volunteers Wendy Burton-Brouws and Alexander Craghead are ready for book sales and signings at the reception. Photo by Scott Lothes.
Photographer David Plowden signed many books at the reception. Photo by Otto Vondrak.
John Gruber, left, and Frank Barry, right, received awards from the Railway & Locomotive Historical Society at the conference, presented by Mark Entrop. Photo by Scott Lothes.
Photographer Gordon Osmundson of California conducted an extensive two-part workshop about Photoshop on Sunday morning. Photo by Alexander Craghead.
Canon's Brian Matsumoto and the Center's Mike Valentine at the Sunday morning workshops. Photo by Alexander Craghead.