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A bit about us




The Wabash Railroad Historical Society is a registered not-for-profit, IRS tax-exempt organization, incorporated in the State of Missouri.

Our Mission is three-fold:

  • To preserve the historical materials of railway transportation regarding the former Wabash Railroad Company, its predecessors & affiliates — including the Ann Arbor and Manistique and Lake Superior Railroad Companies (until 1963), the New Jersey, Indiana and Illinois Railroad Company, and the Lake Erie and Ft. Wayne Railroad Company, and successors;
  • To collect data on the history and operation of the Wabash Railroad Company and to issue publications relating to this subject; and
  • To maintain an association of persons interested in the former Wabash Railroad.                                                                                            
The WRHS was established in 1975 and incorporated in the State of Missouri in 1989.


Navigating the site:


To learn more about the Society, please click the "About WRHS" tab and subdirectories on the top navigation bar. You'll find our Constitution and By-Laws there, as well as information about our publications, annual meeting, Board of Directors, etc.

For a condensed history of our favorite railroad, make sure to click "About the Wabash Railroad" and subdirectories on the navigation bar. You'll find a map of the Wabash system, a comprehensive list of Wabash steam & diesel locomotives, and historical photographs of various Wabash subjects.

"Hot Off the Wire" News is a blog which informs viewers what's been happening with the Society.

"Outside Resources" is a frequently-updated list of links regarding the Wabash Railroad and its predecessors.

"Contact" will provide you with the email addresses of our Board members and media/social media coordinators (note: you will have to have a third-party email program installed to email directly)


And our various social media sites (Facebook,, Yahoo! & YouTube channel) can be direct-accessed by clicking their icons, found at the bottom of each page.



Joining the WRHS:

To become a member, please go to the following link, press the "print" icon and fully complete the WRHS Membership Application Form. Submit your completed application and applicable dues (make sure you indicate for what membership year(s) you want to join) to the WRHS Secretary at: 10415 Ponderosa Dr., Foristell, MO 63348. Make checks, payable in US dollars, out to the WRHS. Our dues are $30/year for a Regular Membership or $35/year for a Contributing Membership. If you live in Canada, dues are $35 a year; if outside North America, dues are $40/year, in order to help cover the cost of international postage. Our membership year runs Jan. 1 through Dec. 31.




We hope you enjoy our website, and remember to "Follow The Flag"!

The Administrators