Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Missing "Link" Found

From 1955 to 1960, photographer 
O. Winston Link documented 
the last days of steam rail travel on the 
N&W Railway in Virginia and West Virginia.
Working with the N&W, Link meticulously 
prepared his tableaus in advance, sometimes 
using dozens of flashbulbs to capture 
the "decisive moment."

His work is celebrated at
in the converted passenger train station.

I remember seeing his work in a photo 
magazine in the early 1980s.
Ah, to have bought one of his prints then...

 Johnny Cash, Orange Blossom Special, 
San Quentin Prison

Mr. Roy Acuff, The Wabash Cannonball,
The Opry

An engine rolling behind
the museum...