Ron V. Nixon Collection

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. Ron V. Nixon Database Project Accomplishments: The Museum of the Rockies Photo Archive and the Northern Pacific Railway Historical Association (NPRHA) have completed 12,129 Ron V. Nixon collection image scans and catalog records. Funding for the project was provided by a grant from the North American Railway Foundation (NARF) in Harrisburg, PA.