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O. Winston Link Museum

101 Shenandoah Ave, Roanoke, VA 24016
+1 540-982-5465
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Black & White Trains

Mr. Link was a brilliant photographer. As a professional photographer I admire what he accomplished... read more

Reviewed 9 June 2017
Al B
Lexington, South Carolina
if you love trains its a must see

his photography is incredible and enjoyed the history. also rode the train excursion that afternoon... read more

Reviewed 3 June 2017
North Carolina
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101 Shenandoah Ave, Roanoke, VA 24016
+1 540-982-5465
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Reviewed 9 June 2017

Mr. Link was a brilliant photographer. As a professional photographer I admire what he accomplished with flash, and how he built a system for photographing steam locomotives at night. The old train station that houses the museum downstairs shows how brilliant this man was. A...More

Thank Al B
Reviewed 3 June 2017

his photography is incredible and enjoyed the history. also rode the train excursion that afternoon of the subject of some of his vintage photos, the Pocahontas.

Thank Ron338C
Reviewed 31 May 2017

Enjoyed the large display of O. Winston Link photos plus other artifacts and interesting historical displays.

Thank M_Lew2014
Reviewed 31 May 2017

Lots of info; well-documented. Interactive displays. Well-worth the visit. Fascinating to see the equipment he devised to take his night-time train photos.

Thank Alice I
Reviewed 24 May 2017

The set up of the photographs captures the final days of the steam engine trains. O. Winston Link was a genius in how he captured the steam engines in motion. The museum is well worth the visit.

Thank Ronald W
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

On our recent trip to Roanoke, we took the time to walk through the 0 Winston Link museum. This museum is a collection of work from the twentieth century railroad photographer, O Winston Link. In his photographs, he showcased the life of the local citizens...More

1  Thank Sharon W
Reviewed 3 May 2017

We took our church youth here for an outing. It was great for them and the adults. Lots to interest everyone.

Thank Connie J
Reviewed 26 April 2017

The O. Winston Link Museum dedicated to the photography of nationally known photography Link recently welcomed exhibits from its companion History Museum of Western Virginia. The result has created a nice mix of photos of the passing of the steam train along with insight into...More

1  Thank zoetav
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Some of the best steam locomotive photos in the world display in some fantastic exhibits! This is another place you don't want to miss, take the enclosed pedestrian bridge to get there from downtown!

Thank lehook1031
Reviewed 30 March 2017

O Winston link documented trains and people of the depression era. He used magnesium flares to get high contrast black and white pictures which have become world famous

Thank Rntwrench
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