One of Link’s five LP records, The Fading Giant of 1957, is available as a CD. Visit the O. Winston Link Museum Web site for details.
Memories of Working with Link
In an interview at his Winnetka, Ill. home of February 5, 2001, David Plowden, a master photographer in his own right who worked for Link briefly as a young man, talked about the making of the photo “Highball for the Doubleheader.” This famous night photo of two N&W A-class 2-6-6-4s passing a section shanty at Boaz, Va., appeared on the cover of Link’s album Thunder on Blue Ridge. It’s also on the cover of the Summer 2001 issue of Classic Trains.
Below is Plowden’s moving description of the approach and passage of the train.
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