Link Museum News

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Sun Jan 8 15:02:23 EST 2006

That is the caboose.

Caboose will be moved on this Tuesday (10th) to just next to the east side of station. Track panel is alreay in place

David Helmer

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>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

>> 981-3323

>> 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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