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O. Winston Link Museum

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Address: 101 Shenandoah Ave, Roanoke, VA 24016
Phone Number: 540-982-5465
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O. Winston Link was a master photographer who specialized in photographs of trains. His pictures are amazing. They document a by-gone era when the railroads were a major form of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

O. Winston Link was a master photographer who specialized in photographs of trains. His pictures are amazing. They document a by-gone era when the railroads were a major form of transportation. The snow shots are especially haunting.

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Richmond
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

If you love trains and photography this is a must see! Like stepping back in time. You can see things from an old fashioned general store and learn about the man and his photos.

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Sugar Land Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

If you like black and white photography of trains, this is a good place to go. Otherwise it is not that interesting. The highlight is the film. We went on a Saturday afternoon and there were very few people there.

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Christiansburg
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Had a great time with family and friends touring this museum - highly recommend it! They have it presented very well.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

If are interested in architecture and design, this museum is for you. The fact that it has a visitor's center as a part of the museum makes a stop to this museum even more important. The exhibits about the importance of the railroads in Roanoke are fascinating as are the exhibits about the designs of trains.

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Suffolk, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

In my opinion this museum is a "must see" if you are a fan of old time railroading. The Norfolk & Western Railroad steam locomotives are captured in fully glory via iconic black and white photos. Also, the people who worked for the railroad are photographed during the performance of "working on the railroad". A first class museum exhibiting the... More 

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Hattiesburg, MS
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

The museum is a worthy monument to legendary photographer, O. Winston Link. The ending of the steam locomotive era in America is best associated with Roanoke and vicinity in the late 1950s. No other individual has captured this era better than Link. Winston Link is best known today for his night photography of steam locomotive subjects, both man and machine,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

excellent display of photography by unique railroad photographer. Photos of trains and rail stations in the heyday of railroading

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Amherst, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Very well put together......great historical background of O.Winston Link. HIs work is very well displayed making this a "must see" for RailFans!

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Louisville, KY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

like it all, got to see a lot of Link's stuff that I did not know was still around, the pictures by Link were great.

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