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O. Winston Link Museum, Roanoke

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TripAdvisor
  • O Winston link documented trains and people of the depression era. He used magnesium flares to get high contrast black and white pictures which have become world famous  more »
  • O. Winston Link had a love affair with steam engines and a talent for showing them. He would take the photos at night and highlight what he wanted you to see with flashbulbs. He showed the interaction...  more »
  • This museum features pictures taken in the late 50's of steam locomotives and western Virginia during that time period. My wife is an artist and as such, she appreciated the staging and look of the pi...  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.
  • Great muse built within the Old N&W passanger station. The museum contains the artwork of Winston Link and is a treasure to Roanoke.
  • Amazing photography, mostly at night, of steam locomotives and other subjects in southwestern Virginia. Be sure to get the combined ticket with the Transportation Museum of Virginia.