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A bit about us:    

Welcome to the official website of the Wabash Railroad Historical Society!

The Wabash Railroad Historical Society is a registered not-for-profit, 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization, founded in 1975 and incorporated in the State of Missouri in 1989.

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.                                                                                            

Navigating the site:

To learn more about the Society, please check out our About the WRHS page. 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 see our Wabash Railroad History page. 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 Wires 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.

The Board of Directors page lists our board members, officers, and staff and provides contact information to reach them. (note: you will have to have a third-party email program installed to email directly)

And our various social media sites (Facebook, Twitter, our YouTube channel and Yahoo! group) can be direct-accessed by clicking their icons, which are 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: 9 N 200 East Rd., Hammond, IL 61929-7328. Make checks, payable in US dollars, out to the WRHS. Our dues are $40/year for a Regular Membership or $45/year for a Sustaining Membership. If you live in Canada, dues are $45 a year; if outside North America, dues are $50/year, in order to help cover the cost of international postage. Our membership year runs Jan. 1 through Dec. 31 (inclusive).

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

The Administrators