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By Susan Springfield
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About

Rails Through Time: The Hook and Eye Line

This new project combines my passions of photography and history to produce a book and an exhibition of photographs. A client of mine who is a fellow history buff wanted photos of the railroad depots still standing on the old Marietta and North Georgia line, and the rest, as they say, was history.

This railroad line has a fascinating history with some unusual elements. The line began construction in 1874 when narrow-gauge tracks began to be laid from Elizabeth, now a part of Marietta, Georgia. By 1890 the line connected Blue Ridge, Georgia to Etowah, Tennessee.

Two unusual features were created when construction crews encountered geographical challenges presented by the mountainous terrain, and thus the nickname of the Hook and Eye Line was born.

I have completed shooting various locations in North Georgia and the Copper Basin of Tennessee, and am currently completing my research on the history of the line.

With your help, the book Rails Through Time: The Hook and Eye Line will go into production next month, and the exhibition opening will take place in Canton, Georgia on November 11th, 2017.

If you can help me reach my goal of $3,300, the funds will pay for the production of the photobooks, fulfill all the awesome pledge rewards you all will earn, and help pay for the expenses associated with the exhibition.

Thanks for taking the time to learn about this exciting project. I hope you will help me reach my goal and click on the green button to help fund my project!

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My biggest challenge with this project is funding. With your help, I will be able to pay for the production of the books and the pledge rewards.

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    HIGH-RESOLUTION DIGITAL DOWNLOAD

    Choose one of five images from "Rails Through Time" and get access to a high-resolution file suitable for printing up to 12"x8". Upon completion of the campaign, you will receive an email with thumbnails of the images from which you may make your selection. The selected image will then be made available to you for download for printing.

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    5-PACK HI-REZ DIGITAL DOWNLOADS

    Get all five images from "Rails Through Time" available for download as high-resolution files suitable for printing up to 12"x8". You get five times as many images for only twice the cost!

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    12X8 LUSTER PRINT

    You will receive a 12"x8" Luster photo print of one of ten images from "Rails Through Time" suitable for framing and signed by the artist, a $40 value! Upon completion of the campaign, you will receive an email with thumbnails of the images from which you may make your selection. Free shipping to USA; international shipping is $10.

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    SET OF 10 CARDS

    You will receive a set of ten greeting cards with the two most popular images from "Rails Through Time" (five of each image). The cards are blank inside and include envelopes. Free shipping to USA; international shipping is $10.

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    BOOK AND 5-PACK DIGITAL DOWNLOAD

    You will receive a copy of the photobook "Rails Through Time" along with all five images available for download as high-resolution files suitable for printing up to 12"x8". Free shipping to USA; international shipping is $10.

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    14X11 METAL WALL ART

    You will receive a 14"x11" print on Metal of one of ten images from "Rails Through Time" signed by the artist, with a mounting block for hanging. Upon completion of the campaign, you will receive an email with thumbnails of the images from which you may make your selection. Free shipping to USA; international shipping is $15.

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    24x16 METALLIC PRINT

    You will receive a 24"x16" photo print on Metallic paper of one of ten images from "Rails Through Time" suitable for framing and signed by the artist. Upon completion of the campaign, you will receive an email with thumbnails of the images from which you may make your selection. Free shipping to USA; international shipping is $15.

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    5-BOOK BUNDLE

    Get 5 copies of the photobook "Rails Through Time" and SAVE $50 off the retail cost, plus free shipping to the US! Great gift idea! International shipping is $20.

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