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Thomas H. Garver

Thomas H. Garver wrote a chapter documenting O. Winston Link’s working method in Link’s first book, Steam, Steel & Stars (Abrams, 1987) and is author of The Last Steam Railroad in America (Abrams, 1995), the second volume of Link’s railroad photography. He is the curator of the current exhibit of Link’s photograph at the UVA Art Museum and Organizing Curator of the O. Winston Link in Roanoke.


The Last Days of Steam

Shortly after the turn of the year, the O. Winston Link Museum, the only museum devoted to the art of a single photographer in the United States, will open in the former passenger station of the Norfolk & Western Railway in Roanoke, Virginia. The renovated building will contain the remarkable series of photographs Link created from 1955 to 1960 of the last years of steam-powered railroading on the N&W, a coal-hauling railroad with a strong belief in coal-burning steam locomotives