O. Winston Link Museum
Located in Roanoke, Virginia, The O. Winston Link Museum is housed in the former Norfolk & Western Railway passenger train station, which was built in 1905 and redesigned in 1949 by architect Raymond Loewy. The building is part of the Norfolk and Western Railway Company Historic District. The museum is named after photographer O. Winston who, in the 1950s, documented the end of the Norfolk & Western steam train era. He recorded the trains and the communities they served in photographs and films, all of which are located in the museum. Link's most well-known photograph is "Hotshot Eastbound" (see below). The museum opened in 2004.
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