William "Bill" Nixon Memorial Library and Research Center

Welcome to the William "Bill" Nixon Memorial Library and Research Center, a new addition to our historical society.

We have received the great honor of acquiring, with agreement from the widow Susan Nixon, a massive railroad photography collection from locally known Pittsburgh railroad photographer and collector, William “Bill” Nixon. To learn more about Mr. Nixon’s life please refer to an article written about Mr. Nixon by the University of Pittsburgh The Pitt News by clicking the link below.




In his honor, we have dedicated a room in our historical society to his wonderful collection.

Hours are by request only, please email us to set up a time to go through the collection.

Slide and Negative Storage

Archival Workstation

General Office and Conference Room