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Contact

For more information about WRHS or questions, email wabashrhs@gmail.com. Email addresses for WRHS officers can be found on the board of directors page.










A note to persons searching for Wabash employee records:


The WRHS does not have any former Wabash Railroad personnel records in our archives, so please do not contact us asking for them. Those records are most likely lost. Norfolk Southern Railroad (the present-day Wabash) has indicated that it does not have employment records for its 300-some predecessor lines. Norfolk Southern recommended the U.S. Railroad Retirement Board, which you can contact at 844 North Rush, Chicago, IL 60611; 312-751-4500. Be advised that records only go back to about 1935. 

Another source is the United Transportation Union, 216-228-0411, Cleveland, Ohio. UTU records go back until about 1900. The employee would have had to have been a union member, but since UTU now combines most of the old unions, it's one source.

The Randolph County Historical Society in Moberly, Missouri is in possession of Wabash employee record cards, most likely only for the operating districts on the Moberly Division. The information contained thereon ranges from sketchy to extremely detailed, but they are not employee records per se. Information, both handwritten and typed, is recorded onto cards like this:


Please contact RCHS to see if they have what you're looking for.