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All orders must be accompanied by a printed, complete order form. Here's the Station Map Order Form - it must be used specifically for ordering our Station Maps. The ordering of back issues (BannerWabash Modeler, calendars) requires the use of the Publications Order Form. For miscellaneous items such as DVDs, both prints and our maps of the Wabash system, use the Misc. Products Order Form. Please mail your Order Form(s) to the WRHS Store, 6127 Old Columbus Rd., Quincy, IL 62305-8690 (US dollars only; check or money order only; made out to the WRHS). If you have any questions about our products or ordering, please contact the General Storekeeper by email; his e-dress is on each Order Form.

Our Traveling Stores carry a supply of both old and new publications, in addition to station maps, DVDs and other trinkets. The Stores are frequently found at our annual meeting sites, in addition to train & memorabilia shows throughout Wabash territory.




New Product Spotlight:


"Moberly, Missouri...the Magic City and her Railroads" DVD 


This newly-produced DVD, which outlines the history of the town and its relationship with both its railroads, is nearly 2 hrs. in length and is rendered in full 1080p HD. Containing both black & white AND color images (some of which have not been seen publicly), this DVD is a ‘must-have’ for Wabash and Katy Railroad buffs, as well as historians interested in following the transportation evolution of north central Missouri from the days when river transportation ruled, up to current times where the quickest way to transport automobiles and their components between Detroit and Kansas City was through the “Magic City”: Moberly, Missouri.



Cost: 

WRHS Members and multi-disc purchasers: $27.00 USD each; includes shipping within the U.S.

Non-WRHS Members: $30.00 USD each; includes shipping within the U.S.


Shipping & Handling: Add $8.00 USD ea. to the figures above for S&H outside the US (including Canada).


NOTE: this product is not being sold through the WRHS General Store, but through the individuals listed below. It can be found for sale, however, at some of our Traveling Stores.

PAYMENT INFORMATION:

By mail: ONLY checks or money orders accepted, made payable to the Wabash Railroad Historical Society. No sales via PayPal or credit card are offered yet.

In-person: cash, check or money orders accepted.

For more information or to order, please contact either of these individuals:

Larry Van Houten
1242 Rivercity Crossing Dr.
O'Fallon, MO 63366-4464

               OR

James Holzmeier                                           
1010 Kings Road Apt. C                                   
Kirksville, MO 63501-2663

A short preview of the DVD has been uploaded to the WRHS YouTube channel, and it can be found at the following link: https://youtu.be/gl7ZghWI4Is

Below are some sample images which can be found on the DVD program.




Ann Arbor C-2 No. 1520 chuffs around the yard in this undated view. Two Annie 0-8-0s were transferred to Moberly Yard to switch local industries located on tight curves. The 0-8-0 tended to remained on track better than other switchers. Photographer unknown.









Baldwin D-12 switcher No. 307 pushes streamlined caboose No. 2833 back into the yard in this pre-1963 view taken by local Judge Richard B. Chamier.




                    


This John D. Robertson view of the (from left) machine shop with its yard tower, the 1951-era diesel shop, 2-stall steam locomotive repair shop and the sole remaining roundhouse stall looks to the northwest. It dates from the N&W-era.



Newspapers of the day were full of stories of workers being killed & maimed while crossing the yard tracks on their daily commute. So, in 1899 the railroad erected this walkway bridge over the yard tracks for the shop workers. This is the only known view of this bridge, which was removed sometime prior to 1923. Photographer unknown.




Just as God and EMD intended, near the Moberly coaling tower in the early 1950s sits this as-delivered set of F7 diesel freight locomotives. Originally numbered 1104-1104A-1104B when they were delivered in March, 1949, the units were later split and renumbered in 1963. 1104 then became 617, 1104A became 618 and 1104B became 604. Bill Lankford, Jr. photo.


Product Spotlight:

Wabash "Blue Bird" print 


This color repro print of the pose of the Wabash "Blue Bird" in Forest Park, St. Louis (see pic) is a whopping 24" x 18"; perfect for framing and display in your train room. The identical original print was most often seen hanging on the wall of many a Wabash depot back in the day, and was great advertising for the railroad. 






Cost: 
$12.00 for members, $15.00 for non-members, plus $3.50 S/H*





Data Files Nos. 1 - 8, inclusive


A total of seven Data Files were issued to members receiving The Banner throughout the 1990's, with an eighth being issued along with the No. 2 Wabash Modeler. We hope to offer more in the future. As can be seen from the example photo (No. 1; see pic), these Data Files are extremely detailed and are just the ticket for those modelers interested in accurately painting & lettering their engines/rolling stock for that "just right" look. The complete list of Data Files can be found below.



                                                                                                  (click to view low-res sample)

Cost: 
$2.00 for members, $3.00 for non-members, plus $1.00 S/H*



"Wabash Memories" DVD


This 30-minute DVD consists of half-B&W, half-color home movies taken mostly on the Wabash's Fourth District between Chicago and Montpelier, Ohio, with loading/unloading of LCL freight, MoW and wrecks. Also included is movie footage of Landers Yard, as well as the Blue Bird passenger train. This work was graciously donated by Victor Baird and Larry Lett to raise money for the WRHS Restoration Fund. All proceeds go towards that purpose.

Cost: 
$5.00 ea. plus $1.50 S/H

Below are some sample images taken from the DVD (click to enlarge):







Two F-7 diesels are the power for a work train on the 4th District.





This view of the Wabash's Landers Yard was filmed from the yard tower; we are looking east, towards Western Ave. and the connection with Pennsy/B&OCT at Forest Hill.





Riding along with his dad Clarence (the conductor), young Jody Montgomery checks out the train from his perch in the cupola of caboose No. 2755.










The distinctive Dome-Observation car No. 1601 of the Blue Bird makes up the tail end of the inbound train as it skirts the north edge of Landers Yard.







Oak Lawn depot print


This painting, titled "Summer of '48, Oak Lawn, Illinois," was commissioned by our late friend Dick Kuelbs and painted by John Winfield of Fort Worth, Texas. The image is approximately 13 by 26 inches, suitable for framing, and is printed on 15-by-28-inch paper. Mailed in a tube.                                                                                           


Cost: 
$34.00 (postpaid in U.S. and Canada)                 
                                                                                                                                                   


Wabash RR station maps

More than 280 maps of Wabash stations are available for purchase. These are extremely detailed maps (see sample pic), and they are an ideal resource for model railroaders and Wabash researchers. Because our price structure decreases the more maps you buy, please use this Map List & Order Form.                                                                                                                                                                                           47th St. Yard, Chicago                                                                                                                          (click to view low-res sample)                                                                                          


Other Misc. Products for sale

Item: (all B&W) Member cost Non-member cost S&H*   
1964 Wabash station numbers (8.5" x 11") $1.00 $2.00 $0.90*
Wabash freight connections and interchange  $1.00 $2.00 $3.50*
1902 system map (11" 17") $1.00 $2.00 $3.50*
1925 system map with stations IDs (11" 17") $1.00 $2.00 $3.50*
1949 system map (11" 17") $1.00 $2.00 $3.50*
1953 system map (11" 17") $1.00 $2.00 $3.50*
1958 freight manifest system map (11" 17") $1.00 $2.00 $3.50*
1963 system map (11" 17") $1.00 $2.00 $3.50*




Data Files:                                                                                
No. 1: ART shield, reefer lettering guide $2.00 $3.00 $1.00*
No. 2: ART shield, reefer lettering guide $2.00 $3.00 $1.00*
No. 3: GP35 style and painting guide $2.00 $3.00 $1.00*
No. 4: ART ice service car lettering guide $2.00 $3.00 $1.00*
No. 5: Railway Express Agency lettering guide $2.00 $3.00 $1.00*
No. 6: Steam passenger engines (P-1, J-1 & 2) painting and stenciling guide $2.00 $3.00 $1.00*
No. 7: Steam freight engines (C-4, K-3) painting and stenciling guide $2.00 $3.00 $1.00*
No. 8: Fairbanks-Morse Trainmaster painting and
stenciling guide
$2.00 $3.00 $1.00*
Wabash Railroad standard drawings:                                  
Plan No. 36 telephone box $0.50 $1.00 $0.50*
Plan No. 1912 side clearance tell-tale $0.50 $1.00 $0.50*
Plan No. 3012 overhead tell-tale $0.50 $1.00 $0.50*
Plan No. 3836 mail crane $0.50 $1.00 $0.50*
Plan No. 257 highway crossing signs $0.50 $1.00 $0.50*
Plan No. 3517 standard signs $0.50 $1.00 $0.50*


*May combine maps in one mailing tube to save on postage.



Certain out-of-print back issues of the Banner, Wabash Modeler and annual calendars are also available for sale. Our Publications Order Form has an up-to-date list of our publications, and our General Storekeeper has the ability to print out certain publications on an on-demand basis. Please contact the General Storekeeper for details.

We can combine shipping of like items in an order to save postage; please contact the General Storekeeper by email regarding the shipping combination. His email can be found on the individual order forms.