Do it tonight: “Life Along the Line” [Actually, don’t do it tonight, do it during the day, because that’s when it’s open.]

The beautifully restored historic B&O Railroad Depot in downtown Mount Vernon is currently housing an exhibit of railroad photography by O. Winston Link.

Find out more after the jump!

Link didn’t take pictures of trains, he masterminded elaborate photo shoots involving dozens of flashbulbs in order to get nighttime action shots of America’s railroads at work. Through his stunning photos, Link revealed the hidden beauty of an America now lost, a world of small towns, big steam locomotives, and the people who lived and worked in them. Even if you have no interest in photography or trains, you’ll still be blown away by the beauty and creativity of Link’s work, and simply stepping into the depot (built 1907) is like stepping back in time.

B&O Railroad Depot, 507 West High Street, Mount Vernon. Runs through Oct. 6. Tickets are $4 for Kenyon students. Open Sun. 1-4, Mon.-Thurs. 10-6. http://www.mountvernondepot.org

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