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O. Winston Link Museum, Roanoke

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  • The museum is located in the old train station. We knew nothing about O. Winston Link and it was very interesting to watch the short movie about his life and work and then to see the gallery of his ph...  more »
  • Link had the vision to document steam locomotives last days on the N&W. Also very nicely staged night photography.  more »
  • I am not so interested in railroads but was fascinated at the process used by Link to capture the local trains. We first thought, oh this is a waste of money, but 5 minutes in we were hooked and spent...  more »
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  • An incredible resource. Good for older children and train enthusiasts. There is a very good film which tells the OWL story.
  • If you have any kind of interest in photography this exhibit is a must see. Link's photographs are beautiful, and the interactive displays and information about his method are fascinating.
  • This is a fabulous setting for Link's masterful railroad photographs. Link's amazingly complicated setups for his iconic photos are well explained with interactive displays.
  • Wonderful photos of steam trains in people's lives!
  • 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.
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