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Review of Fifty Years After LINK - Then and Now Along the Link Trail

O.WINSTON LINK (1914-2001) has earned re-noun both in railroad and photographic history. In Roanoke; Virginia, where were created the black machines which reflected the synchronized flash from Mr. Link's elaborate arrays, stands a museum dedicated to his efforts. Fittingly housed in the former Norfolk & Western passenger station, the 0. Winston Link Museum displays not only photos ranging from huge murals to many unpublished works, but also his camera and flash equipment, artifacts of the fifties such as a gravity gas pump and general store shelves, and various N&W memorabilia.

Fifty years after Mr. Link made his famous portraits of steam in the night, we revisit many of these places to see what has changed and, surprisingly, what has not. Vintage film of 1950s action at Roanoke and elsewhere blends with steam excursions of the 1980s and modern N-S freights to provide a half century perspective of change. Visit with a couple pictured in Mr. Link's convertible at Vesuvius, VA, as

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In your opinion, how was the narration level? There was no narration.
Just enough.
Could have used more.
A little too much.
Way too much.
Narration can be turned off.

Aside from the content of the DVD, how would you rate the image quality (sharpness, camera steadiness, etc)? Poor.
A little rough around the edges.

How would you rate the VALUE of this video? Overpriced for the amount of enjoyment I got out of it.
Seemed a little high, but not too bad.
Good value.
Excellent value!

Last question. Would you recommend this DVD to others? Definitely not!
Not unless they REALLY were interested in the subject matter.
A "Must Have"!

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