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O. Winston Link was one of those individuals who invests scads of time into an endeavor that has captivated his mind and soul. Absolutely fascinating photos of steam engines from the last century, captured via self-invented time-lapse photos -- most taken at night.
Great staff and fantastic museum! We loved the interactive movie exhibits spaced between the photos. They really made the whole museum flow and fed us information a little at a time in between the photos. Great job!
Visited on a rainy Friday. Good museum for railroad fans as well as historians. Enjoyed the Southwest Virginia history, as well as the history of the Norfolk Western Railroad. And the photos of Mr. Link are amazing. Well worth the stop.
My husband, a train enthusiast, had visited this museum and had recommended it so as I passed through Roanoke I stopped in. I'm glad I did. First of all, the older gentleman, who was working at the ticket counter/gift shop, personally knew Winston Link and...More
If you want to know Roanoke, you must visit the Link Museum. Once a railroad town, the images in this museum are core to Roanoke’s identity. The artistry in these images are also a metaphor for the period in which they were taken. Winston Link...More
Visually appealing museum. His pictures are rich and detailed and amazing. The stories behind his pictures are equally intriguing. Be sure to watch the video, it does a great job explaining his life. Also the Lewis Hine photos are captivating.
Anyone can take a picture of a train, but O. Winston Link took the craft to another level. He was an artist with a camera. The museum chronicles his quest to photograph the end of steam railroading on the Norfolk and Western Railroad. The amazing...More
The photography is World Class.
If you like photography and one of the greatest photographers of all time the O Winston Link museum is a must see. A piece of American History that is exciting to see, a throwback to another generation!
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