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O Winston Link Museum, Roanoke

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  • This museum is housed inside a beautiful passenger train depot, along with the Roanoke Visitors' Center. I had not previously heard of O. Winston Link, although my husband had seen some of his photogr...  more »
  • Winston Link, a Brooklyn native spent his life chronically the American steam engine and in particular the Norfolk Western/Southern organization. A self taught master this building houses the vast maj...  more »
  • Tuesday, June 27th, 2017 This photographic art gallery and museum pays tribute to O. Winston Link, whose love of the Norfolk & Western Railway (N&W) steam locomotives and its personnel led him to capt...  more »
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  • I discovered this page via researching the nearby Virginia museum of transportation. I mistakenly assumed this museum would be the lesser of the two, boy was I wrong. I would say they are equal, as they both spectacularly display some amazing pieces that truly capture the incredible pieces of our transportation history. Now I'm the kind of person who reads "art museum" or "photography museum" and I wrinkle my nose, but this is something else. Any railfan will enjoy this museum. They will connect with the work of Winston Link because they too have invested time and staked out the perfect place to take a picture of a train. At the top of the hour they play a short film about the man who captured the N&W's final years steaming through coal country, a must watch. The fact that his work gets to be displayed in an old N&W passenger station, just a few blocks from his favorite steam engine is icing on the cake. Thanks to all the donors who made this possible, if you're in Roanoke and like trains (even a little bit) you will enjoy this museum.
  • Excellent displays and informative movie.
  • Great place to watch trains and learn some history on Mr. Link
  • Beautiful Art Work!
  • Great muse built within the Old N&W passanger station. The museum contains the artwork of Winston Link and is a treasure to Roanoke.

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