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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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Visitor Center/Museum-- Great Stop to Plan Your Visit

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

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 42 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 54 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 16 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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Love the work of Winston Link, as any train nut would. They have done an excellent job of telling his story, his documentation of the END of the Steam Train Era. Old Maude Bowing to the Steam Iron Horse is still my absolute favorite. In August 2011, we rode the Virginia Creeper Trail (prior to having both knees replaced, in... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

If you know who Winston Link is you should stop by and check this place out. I learned a lot and I really enjoyed Roanoke, VA.

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

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

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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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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