O. Winston Link photographed the Norfolk and Western, the last major steam railroad in the United States, when it was converting its operations from steam to diesel in the 1950s. Link’s N&W project captured the industry at a moment of transition, before the triumph of the automobile and the airplane that ended an era of passenger rail service. His work also revealed a small-town way of life that was about to experience seismic shifts and, in many cases, vanish completely. Including a collection of more than 180 of Link’s most famous works and rare images that have never before been published, O. Winston Link: Life Along the Line offers a moving account of the people and communities surrounding the last steam railroad.
The book includes a cd of Link's recordings of the railroad.
Posted by Steve Hughes on 9th Dec 2016
This is the 3rd volume I have on O Winston link, & it is by far the best. the narratives are interesting & well written, & I like the large format in which each photo is presented.
Posted by Kevin L. Rumple on 4th Feb 2014
Once again Mr. Link is helping to restore Class J # 611 with thus awesome collection if photographs and a bonus CD of unreleased recordings. Well worth the money and a book that I will treasure. Thanks Mr. Link! You're legacy lives on so that other generations will be able to experience Norfolk & Western Steam.