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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 containing feature-length articles, images and artwork. It's published a minimum of once 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                                                                                                
Our latest issue is Banner No. 78 for the publication year 2018, and it is 48 pages in length. Please check our Publications Index for a description of what the issue contains, what back issues are available for purchase and a description of each back issue's contents.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Watermark is NOT on the actual magazine cover

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 and 2016-2017, inclusive. Our latest issue (No. 6) was published and mailed to the 2018 membership in November 2018. A list of the subjects covered in No. 6 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 2019 calendar will be mailed in late November of 2018, and will be mailed to all members for the 2018 publishing year as part of their membership package. 

                                                                                                                                                                       Watermark is NOT on the actual calendar cover

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