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O. Winston Link Museum

101 Shenandoah Ave, Roanoke, VA 24016
+1 540-982-5465
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Amazing Artist

The O Winston Link museum and his passion for the steam railroads of SWVA is a must see item in... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Jackalcall
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Laurel, Maryland
One man's passion for steam preserved, another man's designs revealed

This museum captures Link's passion for steam photography, as he captured the last days of steam on... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Cartrek
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101 Shenandoah Ave, Roanoke, VA 24016
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+1 540-982-5465
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The O Winston Link museum and his passion for the steam railroads of SWVA is a must see item in Roanoke. Focus on the J-611 and the A-1218 mean that in order to truly appreciate O Winston Link's passion you need to visit the Virginia...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum captures Link's passion for steam photography, as he captured the last days of steam on the N&W. This small but not to be missed museum should be seen BEFORE the Virginia Transportation Museum. When at the Link museum, you must see the 30...More

Thank Cartrek
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Trust me, you will love this museum! It is a destination and a must see in the Star City, Roanoke, Virginia. Closed on Mondays, so plan your trip accordingly. Combine your ticket to include a visit to Roanoke's Virginia Museum of Transportation for a reduced...More

Thank Amelia G
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful photography work of a time long gone but still fresh in so many memories, a must for every train, Americana, or photography enthusiast. What a nostalgia!

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Reviewed April 25, 2018 via mobile

This museum was very interesting. I spent a couple of hours looking at all the photographs but I love old photos. If you like trains and pictures, this is a nice way too spend an afternoon.

Thank Sue J
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Reviewed March 21, 2018

New York City-based commercial photographer O. Winston Link produced, between 1955 and 1960, a series of truly magnificent black-and-white photos of the end of steam rail service in Virginia. This museum, in the former Norfolk & Western Railway passenger terminal, is dedicated to his art....More

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Reviewed March 6, 2018

I'm not an art fan, and would rarely take the time to go to an art museum. I am a train buff, which brought me to Roanoke in the first place. While here I might as well check this out. Wow! See the movie first...More

3  Thank Chuck B
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Reviewed February 5, 2018

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 photographs. It was worth the visit.

1  Thank Diana G
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Reviewed November 15, 2017

Link had the vision to document steam locomotives last days on the N&W. Also very nicely staged night photography.

Thank Bill S
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Reviewed November 11, 2017

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 at least 1 1/2 hours...More

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From the website: Hours: Tuesday – Saturday: 10am – 5pm Closed Sunday and Monday Admission Fees: Adults $6 Senior (60+)/Military/Students $5.50 Child 3-12 $5 Child up to 3 FREE Members FREE
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