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O. Winston Link Museum

101 Shenandoah Ave, Roanoke, VA 24016
+1 540-982-5465
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Unexpected pleasure, loved the interactive exhibits!

This museum is housed inside a beautiful passenger train depot, along with the Roanoke Visitors... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Atlanta, Georgia
A master artist and his love

Winston Link, a Brooklyn native spent his life chronically the American steam engine and in... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
St. Augustine FL, United States
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101 Shenandoah Ave, Roanoke, VA 24016
+1 540-982-5465
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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 photographs of old steam trains. The photographs themselves were stunning, but what...More

Thank Denise_Atlanta
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 majority of his work and is a MUST SEE for both train buffs and phot arts...More

Thank H9675VQdaniell
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 capture the dying days of steam train power along this railroad. His...More

Thank leftypicker
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The O. Winston Link Museum is co-located with the Roanoke Visitors' Center. O. Winston Link was a commercial photographer whose studio was in New York, but who decided to document the dying age of steam trains through photographs taken, mostly in the 50s, and mostly...More

Thank Douglass D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the definitive museum for those interested in this great railway photographer. As well as a huge collection of his work there are thorough descriptions of how he achieved his wonderful results. I spent hours there.

Thank Chemteacher
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

Really amazing work by the photographer who dedicated 5 years in taking great pictures of steam engine trains! An exhibit worth seeing!

Thank John A
Reviewed 11 June 2017

We became familiar with O. Winston Link via a visit to Green Cove Station on the Creeper Trail: one of his photos was taken there and is on display along with some of his books. As a former photo hobbyist (before digital), I was interested...More

Thank bwodom
Reviewed 9 June 2017

The museum has a great photograph history of the ages of steem trains and a past way of life. The changes in photos makes it a quality experience on return visits.

Thank DrJDM
Reviewed 9 June 2017

Mr. Link was a brilliant photographer. As a professional photographer I admire what he accomplished with flash, and how he built a system for photographing steam locomotives at night. The old train station that houses the museum downstairs shows how brilliant this man was. A...More

Thank Al B
Reviewed 2 June 2017

his photography is incredible and enjoyed the history. also rode the train excursion that afternoon of the subject of some of his vintage photos, the Pocahontas.

Thank Ron338C
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