Time Out says
Railroad buffs—if there are any left—will definitely get a kick out this series created in the 1950s, for which Link traveled the length of the Norfolk & Western Railway, just as the company was converting from steam power to diesel. Lovers of photography will be floored by his technique and artistry. To create these images, Link, a commercial photographer by trade, and his assistant lugged an enormous camera and flash rig to various spots along the line. With train schedule in hand, Link would wait until the exact moment a locomotive came barreling through and then trip the shutter, resulting in these iconic photos.