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O. Winston Link Museum, Roanoke

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  • October 2, 2017
    Located in a restored Norfolk & Western train station, the museum has some of Link's camera equipment and many black-and-white photographs from the final years of the N&W steam engine era. There is a ...  more »
  • September 14, 2017
    This is a lovely museum which showcases the work of O Winston Link. You may not be familiar with him, but don't let that stop you. He was a photographer of steam trains and the people who worked with ...  more »
  • September 13, 2017
    I have always been facinated by the photographs of Mr. Link and to see a large number of them was a pleasure. I liked that they grouped the photographs by subject so it was easy to see the progression...  more »
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  • August 7, 2016
    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.
  • June 3, 2017
    Excellent displays and informative movie.
  • February 26, 2017
    Great place to watch trains and learn some history on Mr. Link
  • August 23, 2017
    Nice place
  • June 17, 2016
    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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