Going to the ATC Conference

I’m heading up to Vermont to the ATC Biennual Conference. But first a few stops along the way.

We checked out the site of the 2011 conference at Emory and Henry College at Emory, VA. It’s a tiny 900-student private college but it’s beautiful. Only two hours from Asheville, I hope that more Carolina Mountain Club members will come.

Our destination was Roanoke, VA and the Winston Link Museum. O. Winston Link was a Brooklyn photographer who decided to photograph the last days of the Norfolk and Western railroad during the last days of steam. Between 1955 and 1960, he took thousands of photographs of trains and train employees. His greatest achievement was lighting up the scene exactly as he wanted by using hundreds of flash bulbs. He was a true engineer. He was really not known until he had his first one-person show in 1983.

There’s no point in my copying Link’s photos and putting them on this site. Check out the Museum collection.

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