T.E. WILLIAMS: The Lost Colour Collection Vol. 1
The late Tom Williams is best known for his extensive black-and-white photographic work which was donated to the National Railway Museum by his family after his untimely death at the age of forty nine in 1980. This collection comprising almost 12,000 medium format and 35mm negatives has seen publication in countless books and magazines across the world over the intervening decades. His little-known 35mm colour transparency work, however, was retained by his family, remaining largely unseen and unpublished until now. Digitally restored and seen here in print for the first time, this book presents a cross section of these colour images taken between 1954 and 1966. Although most of these photographs show main line steam in action on the Western Region of British Railways, we are also treated to glimpses of rarer and lesser photographed locations, such as the ex-Stratford-upon-Avon and Midland Junction Railway, which was swallowed up by the LMS in the 1920s, eventually falling foul to the Beeching cuts of the 1960s. Tom’s colour slide collection contains arguably some of the finest and most important previously unseen colour images of steam in action to see the light of day for several decades.
128 Pages Full Colour HARDBACK