Virtual Conversations: Fall Edition

As the global health situation continues, we were sadly forced to make the necessary decision to reschedule Conversations Northeast at the University of Connecticut from September 19, 2020 to Fall 2021.

Push any sad thoughts about missing out on another CRP&A gathering aside, however, as we are pleased to announce Virtual Conversation: Fall Edition, coming to cyberspace Saturday, September 19, 2020.

Registration Closed
Member: $20
Non-member: $30
Registration closes Thursday, September 17, 5:00 P.M. (U.S. Central)

This conference will feature awe-inspiring photographers from around the globe:

  • Apurva Bahadur (India), “A Showcase of Indian Railways”
  • Darryl Bond (New Zealand), “In Search of Something Different”
  • Frederick Simon (United States), railroad photography in the Great Plains and Inland Northwest
  • Laura Smith (United States), University of Connecticut’s digital collections, “The Railroad History Collections in the University of Connecticut Archives”
  • Mike Valentine (Austria) & Rolf Stumpf (Germany), “European Photography, Then-and-Now”
  • Roger Watt (Canada), “Drawing the Line”

This program will be hosted live online on Cisco Webex Events.

For detailed step-by-step instructions on how to download and use Webex, please review this CRP&A Webex Users Guide

We are continuing to learn and familiarize ourselves with Cisco’s Webex Events.
For access to our programs:
  1. Create a Cisco Webex Account (
  2. Download the Webex Meetings Desktop App and/or the Cisco Webex Meetings phone or tablet app, depending on where you will be viewing the programs
  3. Register for the event
Enter the program from a home-secured Internet server; issues have been experienced with university and/or government protected networks. The best way to enter the event is through the link in the email invitation – not through a electronic calendar or through the desktop application directly.
Slow Internet can have significant effects on the program’s speed and sometimes create barriers when entering the program itself. We recommend logging on several minutes ahead of time to iron out any potential network latency issues.

Southbound BCN freighter overtakes 315 Pune – Kolhapur passenger train at Alandi, near Pune, India, on January 26, 2008. Photograph and copyright by Apurva Bahadur

A loaded Ulan coal train arrives just before light evaporates in Hunter Valley, Australia, on August 2, 2019. Photograph and copyright by Darryl Bond