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Our publications

The Banner

One way the WRHS communicates with its members is through its publications. The Banner, which is named after the employee newsletter of the early 1960s, is a color publication which contains feature-length articles and photographs. It's published a minimum of once up to twice per year. While the articles vary greatly in subject matter, they all pertain to the Wabash Railroad or its affiliates. Past article subjects have included:
  • Passenger & freight operations
  • Commodities hauled by the Wabash (coal, LCL, etc.)
  • Interlocking towers
  • Locomotive diagrams
  • Cabooses
  • Depots and other Wabash structures
  • Freight and Passenger Cars
  • Wabash Steam and Diesel Power
  • Division & locale-specific articles                                                                                         Watermark is NOT on the actual magazine cover                    

Banner issue #74, for the publication year 2014, is our largest Banner so far, checking in at a whopping 52 pages. Please check our Publications Index to see what back issues are available for purchase, as well as a description of the back issue contents.

The Wabash Modeler

Our second publication is called The Wabash Modeler. The focus of this publication is on prototype modeling of Wabash-related subjects in any scale. While modeling projects and photos are prominent, our objective is to share information about Wabash prototype equipment, infrastructure and operations tailored toward the needs of the modeler. The magazine also includes reviews of modeling products, books and other publications. The Wabash Modeler is published once per calendar year.

There are no Wabash Modelers published for the years 2012-2014, inclusive. Our latest issue (No. 5) is tentatively set for publication during 2015, and a list of what subjects covered in this issue can be found in our Publications Index.

Watermark is NOT on the actual magazine cover

WRHS Calendar

Rounding out a membership year's publications is a twelve-month Wabash Railroad pictorial calendar for the following year. It is typically published and mailed sometime within the last quarter of each year. The calendar contains both color and B&W photographs of various subjects related to the Wabash and/or its affiliate roads.

Our 2016 calendar is dedicated to those "Wabashers" & Wabash photographers we lost in 2015. 


A list of what subjects are covered in our past calendars can be found in our Publications Index. A list of what subjects will be covered in the upcoming calendar will be added to the upcoming calendar entry when the photo subjects are known.

The following links contain some of the "Modeling Corners" from the old WRHS newsletter The Extra Board:

2001 Spring
2001 Summer 
2002 Spring