The Ron V. Nixon Collection represents a unique historical photographic record of the pivotal role played by railroads in the
development of the United States and the significance of railroad transportation in 19th and 20th century American history.
From 1916 to his death in 1989, Ron V. Nixon created a unique collection of over 20,000 photographs. The collection also
contains records, correspondence and historical writings that span the steam, diesel, and electro-motive eras of the railroads.