New exhibit opens at the Lynchburg Museum

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Sat Mar 12 23:21:56 EST 2016

On Saturday, March 12^th /, A Great Change in the Situation of Man: 
Lynchburg’s Railroads/opens at the Lynchburg Museum. The exhibit 
includes railroad items such as signals, lanterns, uniforms, tools, 
historic and modern photographs, and layouts of model trains. The items 
are from the Manassas Museum, Virginia Museum of Transportation, C&O 
Historical Society, N&W Historical Society, O. Winston Link Museum, 
Amherst County Museum and Historical Society, Norfolk Southern 
Corporation, Lynchburg Museum collection, and private collectors.

Twenty exceptional photographs taken by famed railroad photographer O. 
Winston Link will also be displayed, courtesy of the O. Winston Link 
Museum in Roanoke. Link saw that the age of steam trains was ending and 
in cooperation with Norfolk & Western, took iconic images of the last 
days of steam railroading. Bill Arnold from the Link Museum will kick 
off the exhibit with a program on Link and his work at 2 pm on March 
12^th . Admission is free and light refreshments will be served.

Museum Director Doug Harvey noted: “Railroads helped create Lynchburg, 
with three separate lines operating along the riverfront by 1860. The 
railroads also helped Lynchburg recover from the Civil War more quickly 
than many communities in the South. Over the last 150 years, shoes, 
coal, pipe, car parts, munitions, tobacco, passengers, and more have 
ridden Lynchburg’s rails.”

Also on exhibit is /A Feast for the Eyes: Quilts and Textiles from 
Central Virginia/, which also runs through the end of 2016. For more 
information, call (434) 455 6226, visit 
<>, the Lynchburg Museum System on 
Facebook, or on Twitter at Lburg/Muse.

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