Link Museum News

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Fri Jan 6 22:52:31 EST 2006

Is the caboose the one that is sitting on the old station tracks near the
shops now? I was up there a week ago and there was a restored N&W cab
sitting down there.

Jason Greene
Cumming, GA
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> By _Kevin Kittredge_ (mailto:kevin.kittredge at

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> The Roanoke Times


> "Mission accomplished"

> The O. Winston Link Museum, which opened in January 2004, has achieved its

> fundraising goal, museum board member David Helmer said. Though the museum

> is

> still seeking donations for a $1 million endowment, the roughly $3 million

> it

> needed to pay for close to 300 of Link's famed railroad photographs,

> exhibits

> and other expenses has been raised. "The museum is debt-free and has

> developed a sizable endowment," Helmer said.

> Center in the Square handled the outside renovation work on the former

> Norfolk and Western passenger station where the museum is located. Center

> will

> meet its own fundraising goal of $6.8 million once $400,000-plus worth of

> already-approved federal transportation funds is released, said Center

> president

> Jim Sears. The museum's total cost was close to $9 million.

> Link, a New York photographer who spent several years photographing the

> waning days of steam locomotion on the N&W in the 1950s, died in 2001.


> Link's caboose

> The Link museum, with the help of Norfolk Southern Corp. and Lee Hi Travel

> Plaza, will install Link's prized 1950s-vintage N&W caboose at the museum

> over

> the next few weeks. The caboose, to be installed on the east, or

> Williamson

> Road, side of the building, will eventually be open to the public."




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