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“Ansel Adams of Trains” 4 of 5 stars
Review of O. Winston Link Museum

O. Winston Link Museum
101 Shenandoah Ave, Roanoke, VA 24016
540-982-5465
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Ranked #2 of 20 Attractions in Roanoke
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Plano, Texas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Ansel Adams of Trains”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

This was well worth the time to see a bygone era documented. Link devoted much of his life photographing steam trains in Virginia. He used both still and moving cameras that created some amazing pictures.

Visited June 2014
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
12 attraction reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
193 helpful votes 193 helpful votes
“A fantastic highlight”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I remember these photographs coming to England many years ago and never thought then that I would be standing in front of them inside a Loewy designed Art Deco railway station. This was one of the highlights of our trip. Fantastic

Visited May 2014
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N. Virginia
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12 attraction reviews
Reviews in 46 cities Reviews in 46 cities
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“Very cool pictures”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

The museum shares space with the Roanoke Visitors Center and that is what drew us in. It was a great bonus to see the wonderful pictures in the Link Museum. It also has some very cool train models including a huge working steam locomotive.

Visited June 2014
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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“GREAT SHOWPIECE OF THE GREAT MAN'S WORK”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Have wanted to visit for many a year and finally had the opportiunity, well worth the wait and highly recommended, learnt a lot about the OWL's work, recommend the joint ticket with nearby Virginia Museum of Transportaiton. One or two concerns; half way though serving me the receptionist suddenly broke off and took a call on her personal phone leaving my party just hanging around, also perhaps the gift shop could have more Winston Link themed goods. Nevertheless the museum is an essential for railfans and those with a passion for photography,please visit if you can and enjoy!

Visited May 2014
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Boston, Massachusetts
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“Photographs and Trains”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

If you like old photos, and \ or steam trains than this stop is worth a trip. Find a central parking location and you can save a bit of hassle walking to the various downtown activities.

Visited June 2014
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