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Brakeman J. M. “Skutch” Stevens stoking the coal burning stoves used to provide heat for the passenger cars on the Abingdon Branch. The stove was bolted to the floor.

Image of Take A Ride On The Abingdon Branch - May 12, 2002

Take A Ride On The Abingdon Branch - May 12, 2002

Newspaper article in the Empire Magazine section of the Bristol Herald-Courier by Joe Tennis prior to the opening of a collection of 37 of O. Winston Link's photographs at the William Regional Arts Center in Abingdon, Virginia in 2002. The article includes comments by Thomas H. Garver, who assisted Link in his photographic project.

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Mystery Trains - February 2, 1996

Article in The Isthmus, The Weekly Newspaper of Madison, about Thomas Garver's new book, "The Last Steam Railroad in America." Although a review of Mr. Garver's book, the main focus of the article is on O. Winston Link's project to photograph steam locomotives in the 1950's and the technical aspects of Mr. Link's work.

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Hot Dates - May 23, 2002

Notice in the magazine section of the Bristol Herald Courier Empire on "A Day on the Abingdon Branch," an exhibit of photographs by O. Winston Link at the William King Regional Arts Center in Abingdon, Virginia on May 23. The notice mentions that Thomas H. Garver, a former assistant to Mr. Link and the Organizing Curator at the O. Winston Link Museum, will have a slide presentation at the exhibit.

Image of A Link to Railroads Past - August 1992

A Link to Railroads Past - August 1992

Article in Seniors Magazine about O. Winston Link who had recently visited Roanoke for the dedication of the new Norfolk Southern Corporation building in which about 30 of his photographs were hung. The article, which contains a photograph of Link on the cover, focuses on his project to photograph steam locomotives in the 1950's and mentions his earlier work in commercial photography and his passions and current projects.

Image of A Link to Railroads Past - August 1992

A Link to Railroads Past - August 1992

Article in Seniors Magazine about O. Winston Link who had recently visited Roanoke for the dedication of the new Norfolk Southern Corporation building in which about 30 of his photographs were hung. The article, which contains a photograph of Link on the cover, focuses on his project to photograph steam locomotives in the 1950's and mentions his earlier work in commercial photography and his passions and current projects.

Image of Railroad photographs - September 6, 1995

Railroad photographs - September 6, 1995

Article in the Smyth County News and Messenger about an exhibit of 26 O. Winston Link photographs at the William King Regional Arts Center in Abingdon, Virginia. The writer attributes Mr. Link's success to his painstaking preparation and his love for people involved with steam locomotives.

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Portrait of the Past - November 30, 1995

Article in The Roanoke Times in advance of O. Winston Link's return to Roanoke to sign copies of his book "The Last Steam Train in America." Based on an interview with Mr. Link, the article discusses Mr. Link's love for trains, his project to photographs steam engines in the 1950's, and his legal battles with his second wife. It includes a photo of Mr. Link and several photos including "Green Cove", "Honey Hole", and "Inside Green Cove Station / Store."

Image of Portrait of the Past - November 30, 1995

Portrait of the Past - November 30, 1995

Article in The Roanoke Times in advance of O. Winston Link's return to Roanoke to sign copies of his book "The Last Steam Train in America." Based on an interview with Mr. Link, the article discusses Mr. Link's love for trains, his project to photographs steam engines in the 1950's, and his legal battles with his second wife. It includes a photo of Mr. Link and several photos including "Green Cove", "Honey Hole", and "Inside Green Cove Station / Store."

Image of Coffee-table books to suit anyone's cup of tea - December 20, 1995

Coffee-table books to suit anyone's cup of tea - December 20, 1995

Review in USA Today of coffee-table books including "The Last Steam Train in America." The review terms the book "an absolutely fascinating depiction of a time and place that no longer exist." The article contains a Link photograph of Abingdon Branch engineer Joe McNew.

Image of Coffee-table books to suit anyone's cup of tea - December 20, 1995

Coffee-table books to suit anyone's cup of tea - December 20, 1995

Review in USA Today of coffee-table books including "The Last Steam Train in America." The review terms the book "an absolutely fascinating depiction of a time and place that no longer exist." The article contains a Link photograph of Abingdon Branch engineer Joe McNew.

Image of Planes, Trains, Automobiles, and More - Fall 1995

Planes, Trains, Automobiles, and More - Fall 1995

Review of recent books including "The Last Steam Train in America," a collection of O. Winston Link's photographs published in Invention and Technology. The review covers Mr. Link's project to photograph steam locomotives in the 1950's.

Image of Mystery Trains - February 2-8, 1996

Mystery Trains - February 2-8, 1996

Article in The Isthmus, The Weekly Newspaper of Madison, about Thomas Garver's new book, "The Last Steam Railroad in America." While a review of Mr. Garver's book, the main focus of the article is on O. Winston Link's project to photograph steam locomotives in the 1950's and the technical aspects of Mr. Link's work. The article includes an interview with Thomas Garver.

Image of Mystery Trains - February 2-8, 1996

Mystery Trains - February 2-8, 1996

Article in The Isthmus, The Weekly Newspaper of Madison, about Thomas Garver's new book, "The Last Steam Railroad in America." While a review of Mr. Garver's book, the main focus of the article is on O. Winston Link's project to photograph steam locomotives in the 1950's and the technical aspects of Mr. Link's work. The article includes an interview with Thomas Garver.

Image of Travelling Light - May 1996

Travelling Light - May 1996

Article about O. Winston Link's project to photograph steam locomotives in the 1950's published in Practical Photography, Britain's best-selling photography magazine. Written by Thomas H. Garver, the article covers many of the technical aspects of Mr. Link's project. The article is a good first person account of Mr. Link's life, photography, cameras, and technical information.

Image of Trains That Pass In The Night - July 12, 1998

Trains That Pass In The Night - July 12, 1998

Cover story in Grit Magazine about O. Winston Link's project to photograph steam locomotives in the 1950's. The article includes several of Mr. Link's photographs including a cover color shot of "Green Cove" and includes a schedule of the O. Winston Link photography exhibit tour.

Image of Trains That Pass In The Night - July 12, 1998

Trains That Pass In The Night - July 12, 1998

Cover story in Grit Magazine about O. Winston Link's project to photograph steam locomotives in the 1950's. The article includes several of Mr. Link's photographs including a cover color shot of "Green Cove" and includes a schedule of the O. Winston Link photography exhibit tour.

Image of Trains; the leading magazine of railroading - OWL2007.06.10

Trains; the leading magazine of railroading - OWL2007.06.10

Article titled "A Masterpiece of Steam and Steel: a new book of Norfolk & Western photographs confirms the greatness of O. Winston Link", published in "Trains; the leading magazine of railroading", October 1995 issue. The article is on pages 64-66. [Same as Accession #2007.06.11.]

Image of Trains: the leading magazine of railroading. - OWL2007.06.14

Trains: the leading magazine of railroading. - OWL2007.06.14

A review of "The Last Steam Railroad in America", published in the magazine "Trains: the leading magazine of railroading", March 1996 issue, pages 74-75. The review was written by Kevin P. Keefe.

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American Art Review - OWL2007.06.41

An article titled "Railroad Photographs of O. Winston Link" ,By Thomas H. Garver, pubilshed in the 'American Art Review, September-October, 2000 issue, Vol. XII, NO. 5Pages 202-207. Nine of Mr. Link's photographs.