Our story...

Where to begin...

Ok...back in 1984, after I had been working for the railroad first as a Brakeman and then as a Locomotive Engineer for 12 years, I had the desire to start some sort of no store front business. Mail order was the only choice at that time of course. I wanted the business to have an outdoor related product line. As it happened, during this product selection period of brainstorming, my grip fell apart. If you are a rail, you know what I mean. Cheap bags just cannot take the demands of our profession as train crew members. At any rate, a good friend, also a Locomotive Engineer, knew of my ideas for a business and my bags poor health, and suggested I start making high quality grips!!

Hmmm...I think we could do that!! I put myself on a very steep learning curve regarding materials, production sources and technique and so on. We started off slowly and found that our bags were then and still are today, among the highest quality soft luggage available. My original name was "October Country". If you see any of those bags around, know that the bags are at least 14 years old!

We have been producing these high quality, affordable, soft luggage items ever since then. Of course the majority of these bags are in use by transportation industry people...railroad train crews, truckers, etc.

Our reputation within the railroad industry well established and respected. More recently, a broader group of high frequency business travelers from all industries, that recognize the value of our high quality travel bags as well, are discovering our quality, durable American made products. Our bags (travel, duffle or backpacks) are made to work for a living. One of the great things is that for personal use (non railroad), these bags are just about indestructible!

As you may have seen on the first page you came to, we are expanding our product line over the next few months to provide a good source for high quality products for our customers old and new.

Autumn Creek luggage items provide the buyer with what we believe to be the best value available today, in terms of price/quality ratio, for any high frequency use. There are many, many of our bags that are over 20 years old, with some 24 years old, that are still being used on the road today!

You can very easily pay less for a bag...but you will not find the Autumn Creek quality, value and durability. Purchase one, good Autumn Creek bag...or many other bags of lesser quality.

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We at Autumn Creek are presently expanding our product line to better serve our customers, present and future. In doing so, we want to be "customer" driven with respect to the products we offer. We do not want to offer items simply because we think it is a good idea.

Another core philosophy of Autumn Creek, is to offer products made in the United States when possible. This is not simply an attempt to gain favor by waving the American flag. Rather it is a true base philosophy of Autumn Creek. The reality unfortunately, in today's world, is that is sometimes difficult to find products manufactured in America. When we say we will handle these items when possible, we also realize that just because a product is made elsewhere, it doesn't mean that is an inferior product. To the contrary, there are many, many high quality items available that are made offshore. When we find these high quality items, and they are what our customers demand, we will offer them.

Another very important concern to us is that we ask ourselves, "Are the profits from products produced elsewhere, possibly being used to do harm to America?".

In order for us to find and make available good, quality items, we would like your thoughts on a product mix. If you are a railroader for example and see the need for a different type of luggage item specific to your industry, let us know about it. Using the email link below, please let us know what you would like to see on our site for your recreational, personal or professional life...we want to hear from you.

Thank you...
Autumn Creek