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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.

A guide to our website:

More information about us, including what you can expect from an annual membership, can be found by clicking "About WRHS" on the navigation bar.  Subcategories will take you to our Board of Directors listing, a description of our Society's publications (including a direct link to a listing of our back-issues for sale) and descriptions of materials for sale in our Company Store.

For a condensed history of our favorite railroad, make sure to click "About the Wabash Railroad" on the navigation bar. Sub-categories will take you to a map of the Wabash system, a comprehensive list of Wabash steam & diesel locomotives, and historical photographs of various Wabash subjects.

The "WRHS News" category is a blog which informs viewers what's been happening with the Society.

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

We hope you enjoy our website!