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The Very Best of Colorized Railroad Images: Southeastern Steam to Early Diesels

The Very Best of Colorized Railroad Images: Southeastern Steam to Early Diesels

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In this first regional photo album of its kind, "The Very Best of Colorized Railroad Images: Southeastern Steam and Early Diesels" showcases photorealistic color renditions of original black & white images, expertly photographed in sharp detail by such notable "golden era" lensmen as J. Parker Lamb, David Salter, and Frank Ardrey.

Recognized for his expert color renditions of black & white railroad photos, Tom Alderman has produced dozens of classic steam and diesel images from the ACL, A&WP, Central of Georgia, Frisco, GM&O, Illinois Central, Seaboard Air Line, and Southern Railway, many exclusively for this collection. For those familiar with original grayscale photographs from the 1940s and '50s, Tom's colorized versions are simply stunning, with many rivaling Kodachrome slide film for their realistic color detail.  For those who didn't witness the variety of railroads from that era, the colorized images are a feast for the eyes, compared to the drab appearance of railroads today.

Each colorized image is printed one to a page in landscape format, with the original black & white photo and a detailed caption appearing on the opposite page. The 144-page album is beautifully printed on coated gloss paper, bound in a laminated hardcover.

The limited edition of 300 copies is expected to ship in early August. Pre-orders are available for a limited time at the discounted price of $49 ($59 list price) until May 1st or when the limited edition sells out.  Don't miss out on this uniquely colorful photo album.  Order now to reserve your copy.

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