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Upcoming Events

October 7, 8 & 9, 2016
Lethbridge, Alberta




You are invited to attend and participate in our 36th annual gathering of Railroad Photographers.

PLACE: Lethbridge Lodge
320 Scenic Drive
Lethbridge Alberta
Phone: 403-328-1123
Toll Free: 800-661-1232

DATES:  October 7-8-9, 2016

COST:  $20 per person 

DETAILS: John Prins has stepped up to help Larry Zeutschel and I to organize this years event at Lethbridge Alberta. Our venue overlooks the High Level Bridge that Canadian Pacific built in 1909 to span the Oldman River valley. As well, Lethbridge is the crew change for 4 subdivisions: Montana to the south, Taber to the east, Aldersyde to the north and Crowsnest to the west. On this sub at Monarch sits another spectacular bridge, easily accessible, while to the north at Carmangay we have the smallest of these three steel trestles. Union Pacific as well as Canadian Pacific locomotive consists are the norm running west of our host city.

Nearest airports with an easy drive to Lethbridge are: Calgary International, Great Falls, and Glacier Park (Whitefish).

Our facilities include a meeting room for 45 guests, where we will gather on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings for a BYOB slide show. Water will be available in the room, but adult or other beverages must be bought and brought in from the hotel's bar. We plan on having the doors open Friday evening around 8PM for our usual kickoff, get reacquainted session, enhanced by your favorite beverage, adult or otherwise, and plenty of BS. We'll start the evening's slide program around 9PM. Saturday and Sunday evenings we will try to kick off around 8PM.

The Lethbridge Lodge is located on Scenic Drive overlooking the High Level Bridge. View the hotel at

CALL THE HOTEL DIRECTLY FOR RESERVATIONS at 800-661-1232 or 403-328-1123

Reference the room block named ALTA-MONT 2016

Two types of rooms are available at the following rates. The Business Class One King with pullout extra bed overlook the bridge. The Deluxe Two Queen rooms do not have Bridge view.

Room prices are in Canadian dollars, which is running at about a 25% discount to the US dollar as of July 1.

Business Class One King Singles $132+tax
Business Class Double Rate $132+tax
Business Class Triple Rate $142+tax
Business Class Quad Rate $152+tax

Deluxe Two Queens Single Rate $112+tax
Deluxe Two Queens Double Rate $112+tax
Deluxe Two Queens Triple Rate $122+tax
Deluxe Two Queens Quad Rate $132+tax

Room Rates include: up to Two complimentary hot buffet breakfasts.
Wi-Fi High Speed internet access and parking

Please book ASAP as our block of rooms will only be held at this rate until September 7, 2016. As well, we have learned there is now a large baseball tournament at Lethbridge scheduled for this same weekend, so rooms will quickly disappear. BOOK YOURS NOW IF YOU PLAN ON ATTENDING. The hotel has a 24 hour cancellation policy. (before 4PM October 6th)

There is an on site restaurant and bar.  There are plenty of amenities, good eating, and watering holes within a few blocks. The Best Western is located on the west edge of downtown which makes it within walking distance.

You will need to present your ticket during the registration process at our meeting Friday night where the attendance fee will be collected and the roster of presenters is determined.

For digital presenters we have a successful format that your program must meet so it is compatible with our equipment. Those standards are the same as last year and are posted for your review.  No exceptions will be made.

Your order of registration determines your position in the program for Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings. Please limit your presentations to NO MORE THAN 30 ORIGINAL SLIDES or DIGITAL IMAGES.

For those of us old enough to remember, three years ago we started a "where were you 30+ years ago," allowing those old slides to be dusted off and shown again to much delight. So if you have 'em please include some in your program.

We expect to start projecting by 9:00 PM Friday. Once we have finished a cycle of presenters for that evening we will start a new one.

To register or if you have any questions? Call or contact us.

Richard Yaremko
(250) 743-6570
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Larry Zeutschel
(406) 439-9429
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John Prins
(403) 328-7390
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