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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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Fascinating for photography or train lovers

O Winston Link is well known to rail buffs, and this museum does a fine job telling his story and displaying some of his iconic photos. The location in the former N&W passenger... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

O Winston Link is well known to rail buffs, and this museum does a fine job telling his story and displaying some of his iconic photos. The location in the former N&W passenger station is a bonus.

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Brooklyn, NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

The Link museum has a superb collection of Link's photographs of Norfolk & Western steam locomotives which operated well into the early 1970s. His photograph are unique and many were shot during the evening hours. An outstanding experience not to be missed, located in the former Norfolk and Western passenger station, an architectural gem.

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Bay Village, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Located in the old N&W train station is a collection of photos mainly of trains that Mr Link took over the years. Very interesting

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Lynchburg, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Absolutely fascinating and breathtaking photography. Well worth the nominal charge to get in. Takes you on a trip back in time. Makes me yearn for the olden days.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Growing up around railroads makes any walk down memory lane enjoyable and this museum helps one understand the importance of the rail system to the development of this area.

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Deerfield Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

If you are not familiar with O. Winston Link, he was a photographer who was given unprecedented access to the N&W railroad in the final days of steam locomotives. He chronicled steam locomotives which were the peak of that type of technology since the N&W was still building their own when everyone else had moved to diesel power. Google his... More 

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richmond,virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Anyone who knows train photography knows O. Winston Link. His photography is renowned, and well worth the visit to the museum!

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McLean, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

I've been meaning to visit the Link Museum for a long time, and finally got the chance to go on the day when the 611 steamed back into Roanoke. Needless to say, it was very crowded, but the material is very special. The museum occupies the whole bottom floor of Roanoke's Loewy-designed former train station, and includes extensive material about... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

The museum is very interesting- showing the importance of documenting technology. Less then a 100 years ago the steam engine was a thriving business. Today- it is no more, but through Mr. Links the spirit of the steam engine lives on. The museum is a testament to Mr. Links- a visionary, who made his visions a reality. The staff is... More 

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Herndon, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Lovely pictures but nothing to hold the interest of my 5 and 8 year olds. We stopped by because you could get discount tickets with the transportation museum.

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Additional Information about O. Winston Link Museum

Address: Address: 101 Shenandoah Ave, Roanoke, VA 24016
Phone Number: 540-982-5465
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Roanoke
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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