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Publications index

The Cannon Ball (1975-77)

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4/75 Introductory newsletter
B&W reprint 5/75 Magazine article references for certain Wabash cars
B&W reprint 6/75 Pullman heavyweight passenger car data list
B&W reprint 7-8/75 Freight car number series with modeling manufacturer; passenger car consists
B&W reprint 9/75 Light & heavyweight passenger car data
B&W reprint 10/75 City of St. Louis consist information
B&W reprint 11/75 Modeling magazine article references for steam engines #714, 700, 573, 675
B&W reprint 12/75 Model news; caboose, hoppers and passenger cars
B&W reprint 1/76 Modeling information for rolling stock
B&W reprint 2/76 E8 diesel information
B&W reprint 3/76 ART modeling information
B&W reprint 4/76 Model news; 1940 & 1950 box cars
B&W reprint 5/76 Box car information; dwgs: locomotives class C1 and C3
B&W reprint 6/76 Wabash steam photo news, model news; dwgs: locomotives class C4 0-6-0 #1545-1569, class E4 4-4-2 #602
B&W reprint 7-8/76 Wabash memorabilia pieces; dwgs: locomotives class B7 0-6-0 #525-554, class B7 0-6-0 #555-556
B&W reprint 9-10/76 Model news; dwgs: locomotives class F7 2-6-0 #817, 848, 859 and class G1 2-6-0 #2064, 2067, 2069, 2073-2075, 2081, 2087
B&W reprint 11-12/76 Model news; dwgs: locomotives class I2 2-8-0 #2150, 2153, 2155, 2160 and class J1 4-6-2 #674
B&W reprint 12/76 Wabash streamlined passenger cars on the Blue Bird and Banner Blue
B&W reprint 1-2/77 Model news, photo news; timetable date: April 1945 Kansas City to St. Louis, Centralia to Columbia; dwgs: locomotives class M1 4-8-2 #2800-2824 and class O1 4-8-4 #2900-2924
B&W reprint 3-4/77 Model news, disbursement of select passenger cars; locomotive class L1 2-10-2 news
B&W reprint 5-6/77 Model news

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The Wabash Flag (1978-83)

B&W reprint Vol. 1, No. 1 (Jan. 1978)
Where are they now: passenger cars City of Decatur and City of Lafayette; locomotives 2-6-0 #573 and 0-6-0 #534; Who’s who in WRHS: John Nixon
B&W reprint Vol. 1, No. 2 (Feb. 1978)
WRHS news; model news; want ads; Who’s who in WRHS: Kirk Reynolds, David Righter
B&W reprint Vol. 1, No. 3 (March 1978)
Railroad and member news; Wabash photo catalog planned; list of existing Wabash passenger equipment; model news; Who’s who in WRHS: Gary Roe, Mike Galligan, Jim Kelly
B&W reprint Vol. 1, No. 4 (April 1978)
Editor’s comments; more existing Wabash passenger cars; those GP-35s and C-424s; 1901 wreck in Seneca, MI; model news; Who’s who in WRHS: J. David Ingles, Tony Wasson
B&W reprint Vol. 1, No. 5 (May-June 1978)
Editor’s column; sources of Wabash photos; diesels and cars; list of Wabash ex-B&M cars; Wabash stations
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Vol. 1, No. 6 (July-Aug. 1978)
Editor’s column; car sightings; steam locomotives; Forrest, IL in 1940s; modeler’s page; magazine scale drawing list for Wabash locomotives; Wabash stations; passenger car news; ex-Wabash diesels comments from fans and employees; photos: 2-8-2 #2443, 2462, 2432, 2453 and 2-10-2 #2507, 2523; GP7 #474; two ex-Wabash coaches; Who’s who in WRHS: Don Williams, James East
B&W reprint Vol. 1, No. 7 (Sept.-Oct. 1978)
Paint mixing for model colors; Wabash history; locomotives; Wabash steam in Ontario; photos: 2-6-0 #1870, 4-4-2 #606, PA-1 #1020, F7 #706
B&W reprint Vol. 1, No. 8 (Nov.-Dec. 1978)
Editor’s column; some Wabash history; the wreck of #483; photos: 4-6-4 #207, baggage RPO #452, C-242 #B905, 0-6-0 #557; modeler’s section
B&W reprint Vol. 2, No. 1 (Jan.-Feb. 1979)
Steam locomotive roster; Wabash news; MOW water car #3158; photos: Blue Bird observation dome #1601, PA-2 #1052 and E8A #1000, bus. car #100, chair car #1237, Ann Arbor cabooses 2882 and 2827, covered hopper 30314, Bluffs depot in 1978
B&W reprint Vol. 2, No. 2 (March-April 1979)
The Jersey Line (NJI&I); modeler’s news; photos: NJI&I diesel switcher #1, 2-6-0 #3 and Pullman’s observation “Olivette,” 4-4-0 #5 and combine, caboose 203, Indiana Northern diesel switcher #100, Wabash 2-6-0, Wabash 2-8-0
B&W reprint Vol. 2, No. 3 (May-June 1979)
Continuation of NJI&I article with map; photos: NJI&I caboose #2, Wabash SW1200 #376, 4-8-4 #2800, 2-6-0 #817; details for first WRHS annual meeting
B&W reprint Vol. 2, No. 4 (July-Aug. 1979)
Troop sleepers roster; Bluff-Keokuk line abandonment; diesel roster, MOW kitchen/diner #5667; models; photos: 4-6-2 #691, MOW kitchen//diner 5667, F7A #1163, Wabash HO models
B&W reprint Vol. 2, No. 5 (Sept.-Oct. 1979)
Caboose #2830 new; principal functions of manifest freights; WRHS annual meeting 1979; modeler’s section; photos: 4-8-4 #2922, 4-6-0 #107, caboose 2830, hopper 36169, RPO 179, Mo. depots: Moberly, Columbia and Mexico
B&W reprint Vol. 2, No. 6 (Nov.-Dec. 1979)
Principal functions of manifest freights (cont.), restoration of F7 #671 (nee #1162), caboose 2830; photos: 4-6-4 #704 and #705, 2-10-2 #2515; Alco HH660 #100, cabooses #2601 and #2438
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Vol. 3, No. 1 (Jan.-Feb. 1980)
Passenger train consists 7/1/58; caboose information for #2830-#2849 and Ann Arbor 2830-2839, F-M Train Masters; photos: 4-6-2 #675, café-lounge 1568, caboose 2783, AA caboose 2830 (M&LS 8), F-M Train Masters $550, #556, #594, TM-1 and TM-2
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Vol. 3, No. 2 (March-April 1980)
Repainted F7 #671; passenger train consists continued; photos: 2-8-2 #2267, F7 #671, mail cars, E8A #1009, 0-8-0 #1535, #1555
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Vol. 3, No. 3 (May-June 1980)
Station status; modeler’s section; dedication of F7 #671, trip report; photos: F7 #671 restored, 4-8-2 #2810, wooden caboose 1940s, F7A #1158 (663), 2-6-0 #859, depots: Litchfield, Ill., Fort Wayne, Ind.
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Vol. 3, No. 4 (July-Aug. 1980)
1916 and 1942 timetables; Times Worth Remembering by Wes Stead (Springfield Division); photos: 4-6-2 #675, 2-8-2 #2742, 2-6-0 #841, Wabash model TM #550, 4-4-0 #412, caboose DT&I #125 (ex-AA #2833)
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Vol. 3, No. 5 (Sept.-Oct. 1980)
Annual meeting No. 2; from the Cannonball; model info: caboose models #2700-#2769 from Athearn kit; photos: 4-6-2 #670, members, cabooses #2769 and #2722, 4-4-2 #603, Moberly Yard
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Vol. 3, No. 6 (Nov.-Dec. 1980)
Wabash diesels; caboose #2722; 65’ gondola kitbash; dry transfers for Wabash models; photos: F9 #630, 0-6-0 #513, #546, 4-6-0 #644, Wabash model box cars, 65’ gondola #12333, Wauseon (Ohio) depot
B&W reprint Vol. 4, No. 1 (Jan.-Feb. 1981)
News; eastern extremity of Wabash RR; building the Blue Bird in HO scale; disposition of the City of St. Louis cars; 0-6-0 Hallmark model review; More Times Worth Remembering by Wes Stead (Pittsfield, IL area); Norborne, MO.; caboose #2722; heavyweight parlor and observation cars; Columbia branch cars; gas elect #4000; 13500 series hoppers; dwgs: class B7 0-6-0 #525-554, class B7 0-6-0 #555-566. Photos: 4-4-0 #412 at Griggsville, 2-6-0 #841 at Valley City, IL; Griggsville, IL depot.

B&W reprint Vol. 4, No. 2 (March-April 1981)
Wabash RR history – part I; Blue Bird in HO scale; dwgs: Blue Bird cars – dome, chair coach, baggage/buffet/lounge, dinner, parlor. Photos: E7A #1002 and Blue Bird, model observation 1601, Amtrak inspection car #10000 (ex-PRR 1000 built by Wabash), combines #4378 and #4379, Lafayette, IN freight depot.

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Vol. 4, No. 3 (May-June 1981)
Wabash RR history – part II; running extra photos: 4-6-4 #701, autorack #474602, Wabash box car #82922 and 2-8-2 #2213, 4-4-0 #653, Baldwin VO-1000 #301
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Vol. 4, No. 4 (fall 1981)
Wabash in Quincy, Ill.; GP7 roster; dwgs: map of Quincy, Ill., locomotive class D15 GP7 #450-453 and #455-483; photos: Quincy depot, F7 #671, Quincy 1900s, GP7 #457, #461, GP9 #487
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Vol. 4, No. 5 (winter 1981)
Wabash: Reflections on a Noble RR; wreck of #1014 and #1013 in Hand, MI; plug door models; Wabash RR in Kansas City; photos: mystery photo, 0-6-0 #556, 4-4-0 #657, model GP7 #474, NW GP9 #3486 (ex-Wabash #486)
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Vol. 5, No. 1 (Jan.-March 1983)
City of Wabash parlor car; WRHS news; Wabash RR memories and stories; report on mini-meet; running extra; found – City of Wabash; Wabash locomotive notes; model news; Peru (Ind.) obituary. Photos: City of Wabash parlor/obs car, 4-8-2 #2817, mystery box car #17047, Peru (Ind.) yards – CTC office/westbound yard/eastbound yard. Wabash GE U25B #503
B&W reprint Vol. 5, No. 2 (April-June 1983)
2-8-0s, 2-8-2s and rosters; kitbashing a K-1; dwgs: locomotive class I3 2-8-0 #2301-2330, locomotive class K1 2-8-2 #2401-2462 not inclusive; photos: 2-8-0 #2305, 2317, 2325, 2429, 2428; F7A #1141 wreck.
B&W reprint Vol. 5, No. 3 (fall 1983)
2-10-2s and roster; Decatur and E. St. Louis RR; Timetable first district – Peru-Montpelier 1959; dwgs: class L1 2-10-2 #2501-2525; photos: 2-10-2 #2519, 2520, 2513, 2519, 2509, 2511, 2516, 2503, 2504, 2521; Jewell, OH depot.

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Vol. 5, No. 4 (winter 1983)
ART reefers, history and roster; more on L-1s 2-20-2s and model info; timetable second district – Peru-Tilton; photos: ART reefers 8597, etc., 2233, 2614, 8686, 17881, 28203; ART shops; covered hopper LOA 11038; 2-10-2 #2515, 4-8-4 #2812.

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The Banner (1984-present)

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Vol. 1, No. 1 (Spring '84)
Running Extra: a multi-subject issue. The Dubious Distinction, by Mark E. Vaughan, outlines a Wabash wreck at Gibson City in 1961, a wreck which involved the road's new tri-level auto racks; various locomotive photos; timetable Third District – Montpelier-Detroit; photos: FM TM #551 and 550, Wabash freight transfer ship John C. Gault, 2-8-0 #2321, E8 #1004 and 1011, 0-6-0 #565, 0-8-0 #1535, switcher #123, PA-1 #1050 and 1053, 2-6-2 #2012, Moberly shop crew in WWI on #2010, Moberly diesel shop and GP9 #489, model of 2-8-2, NJI&I box 3409, 2-6-0 #573.
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Vol. 1, No. 2
(Fall '84)
Wabash Caboose issue; dwgs: Wabash cabooses #2770-2848, Ann Arbor cabooses #2831-2846; photos: Wabash cabooses #2619, 02208, 02209, 02208 end view, 02213, 02230, 2042, 2075, 2319, 2520, 2536, 2542, 2604, 2619, 2640, 2650, 2667, 2711, 2716, 2737, 2778, 2801, 2841.
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Vol. 1, No. 3/4 (Winter '84)
Wabash Depots, by Dr. George C. Drake, Jr. and Gary Roe; drawings: Std. concrete station, std. signs: #1 station sign for building and #2 station sign for post, plan dwg. #1665 – station sign; photos: Wabash depots – Monticello (lll.), Manhattan (Ill.), Moravia (Iowa), Wakarusa (Ind.), Pattonsburg (Mo.), Effingham (Ill.), Antwerp (Ohio), Martinsburg (Mo.), Cerro Gordo (Ill.), Belleville (Mich.), Hallsville (Mo.), Essex (Ill.), Alexander (Ill.), Dawson (Ill.), Mount Sterling (Ill.), Monticello (Ill.), Griggsville (Ill.), Buffalo (Ill.), Maryville (Mo.), Barry (Ill.), Blanchard (Iowa), Elmo (Mo.), Silver City (Iowa), Malvern (Iowa), Sturgeon (Mo.), Stonington (Ill.), Morrisonville (Ill.), Carrollton (Mo.), Mount Olive (Ill.), McDowell (Ill.) with old steam passenger trains.

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Vol. 2, No. 1 (Spring '85)
Greenville 60' Boxcar issue; dwgs: 60’ box cars #50100-50199; photos: Wabash 60’ box #50000, #50076, #50076 end, #50051
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Vol. 2, No. 2
(Fall '85)
Wabash Auto Car issue; car roster; dwgs: Wabash 40’ automobile car; photos: Wabash box cars #45326, #17021, #48499; NJI&I box cars #2086, #78070; Wabash box cars #46017, #49128, #17047; Wabash MOWs #4121, #4090; Wabash stock car #16422
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Vol. 2, No. 3a
(Spring '87)
Wabash F-M Train Master issue; dwgs: L-1089-6 FM Train Master #550-554A; photos: TM – #552, #550 (TM demo No. 1), #552 with an F7, #556 (553A), #592 (552), #594 and #595
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Vol. 2, No. 3b (Summer '87)
Wabash 0-6-0s are the primary focus of this Banner issue: drawings: class B-7 0-6-0 #525-546 not inclusive, class B-7 0-6-0 #555 and 557; photos: 0-6-0 #555, 564, 541, 548, 556, 545, 560, 539, 545; Staley 0-6-0 #6 (ex-Wabash #532); early dieselization research.
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Vol. 2, No. 4 (Fall '87)
Multi-subject issue regarding Wabash Piggyback Trailers: TOFC roster; Wabash primary piggy-back connections list; Wabash cabooses for sale; Monticello (Ill.) depot moved; dwg: Landers (IL) TOFC yard photos: Wabash switcher #367 with piggy-back train, GP-35s #540 and #541 with piggy-back train, Wabash trailer (2), Landers circus ramps with 75’ flats, TOFC flat car end view, Wabash flatbed trailer, 75’ TOFC with two 32’ trailers, open top trailer
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Vol. 3, No. 1/2
Keokuk Branch double-issue: Timetable of the 11th District (Bluffs-Keokuk) and 11th Dist. Shippers Guide from 1914-15; dwgs: Track plan of Bluffs Engine Facility; Photos: Roundhouse with #587, 576, 569; Mixed train Bluffs roundhouse, etc., Bluffs train wreck of coal chute, Meredosia depot, 2-6-0 #596, 569, 571, 573, 573, 576; Depots at Chatton, Denver, Camp Point, Hersmann, Golden, Carthage & Versailles IL; 2-6-0 #573, 587, 576, 576, Meredosia bridge over the Illinois River with train.
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Vol. 3, No. 3 (Winter '89)
Ferguson Commuter Train Operations, by the late Dr. Wm. D. Warren. Timetables from 1880 + 3 undated; dwgs: map Normandy - Ferguson MO, Wabash 1904 World's Fair Terminal Station, Class D30 4-4-0 77" drivers, Class D22 4-4-0 63" drivers, Class D22 4-4-0 69" drivers, Class D26 4-4-0 69" drivers, Class D27 4-4-0 69" drivers; Photos: Wabash Passenger Train on Steel Bridge, Ferguson Depot with 4-4-0 #282, 4-4-0 #273, Inglesyde commuter depot.
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Vol. 3, No. 4 (Spring '90)
More on Wabash Piggyback Operations, WRHS 1990 Annual Meeting, Wabash RR preservation - Topeka IN Depot, more on Wabash Keokuk branchline, Clayton, IL depot; photos: PA #806, PB, & two F-units heading a Wabash piggyback freight, Topeka IN depot with NW Geep #730, Clayton, IL depot, Wabash piggyback trailer #4009, yard tractor and Wabash TOFC trailer WABZ #252008, Landers, IL piggyback office and yard with TOFC Trailer Wabash #207, TOFC Wabash #4028 with Wabash crane, early Wabash TOFC rigging, TOFC flatbed trailer, Wabash U25 #500 front & rear view, Clayton, IL depot circa 1900 & 1908 & 1900, Clayton, IL roundhouse with Wabash steam locos #173 & #171, aerial view Wabash tracks at McDonnell-Douglas plant, St. Louis, ca. 1956.

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No. 17 (Summer '90)
More on Ferguson, MO: WRHS Annual Meeting, The Basement Wabash (modeling news); Hide and Tallow Reflections by R. L. Warren; Ferguson in the 1940's by the late Dr. Wm. D. Warren; Photos: 2-8-2 #2402 with freight & Wabash stock car #19147, model Caboose #2704, 2-8-2 #2402, F units #1148A and 1148B, Wabash passenger train with diesels, Wabash Steam loco at Ferguson, K-3b #2278, K-2 #2200, K-2 2-8-2 #2202, Ferguson 1940, 2-8-2 #2437 (2) & #2450, 4-6-4 #70?, E unit #1000, 4-6-2 #675, 4-6-4 #704, Katy F units at Ferguson, E unit with passenger train 1949, 4-6-4 #70?, 2-8-2 #2450 (3), 2-8-2 #2216 & 4-6-4 #70?; Timetables: St. Louis, KC, Denver & Pacific Coast 1/25/1945, St. Louis, KC, Denver, LA, SFC, Portland & Seattle, Moberly to Ferguson - 14th Dist. 9/3/1947, St. Louis to Ferguson & Ferguson to Luther - 14th Dist. 9/3/1947.

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No. 18
(Fall '90)
K-4 Mikado double-issue, and our first foray into publishing in color. Running Extra: WRHS Annual Meeting at Monticello, IL; The Basement Wabash; The Big Mikes: K-4 Class 2-8-2s by Chet French, K-4 Class 2-8-2 mileage info & disposition table; dwgs: Class K-4 2-8-2; Photos: 2-8-2 #2734 with circus train (color), Close up of K-4b running gear, Following 2-8-2's #2700 (2), #'s 2703, 2704, 2705 (2), 2710, 2712, 2713 (4), 2716 (2), 2718 (2), 2719 (2), 2722, 2725 (2), 2729 (2), 2731 (2), 2732, 2734, 2735 (2), 2738, 2739, 2742 (2), 2729 Tender rear view, #2601, #2259, J-2 #696 & #2738 Dbl Header, MoPac 2-8-2 #1438 & #1496.

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No. 19
Taylorville  & Tilton: Recollections of Tilton, Illinois Yard, by James A. Tilton; Photos: Clarksdale, IL depot, Tilton Yard office, #2438 steam and #80048 box car in Indiana, Tilton Yard, Taylorville depot; Wabash RR bridge after near wash-out near Taylorville, IL, the Blue Bird southwest of Taylorville, IL at the Sangamon River bridge; Maps: Tilton Yard
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No. 20
(Winter '91)
The Streator Branch by Robert Fiedler; The Basement Wabash. Dwgs: GP-7 EMD class D-15, class F7, class K1, class I2; Photos: #2459 near Streator, IL; I-2 2-8-0, F-7 class mogul; Strawn, IL depot; Forrest, IL depot; McDowell, IL depot; Pontiac, IL depot; Rowe, IL depot; Cornell, IL depot; Sante Fe tower at Wabash crossing in Streator, IL; various ten-wheelers at Streator, IL; Streator depot; Mogul #859 at Forrest, IL; side door caboose #2227 at Forrest, IL; Maps: Streator Branch track charts.
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No. 21
(Spring '92)
Restoration of Wabash Caboose #2847, by Vance Lischer, Jr., details Vance's search for, acquisition of and exterior restoration of an ex-Wabash caboose to ca. 1963-era. The Basement Wabash. Overland Models: cabooses; photos of #2847.
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No. 22 (Summer '92)
An issue dealing exclusively with Wabash E-7 and E-8 units, with main article by the late Dr. George C. Drake, Jr. The Basement Wabash; A Roundhouse Foreman's View of Wabash E Units, by the late George C. Drake, Sr.; dwgs: E-unit paint scheme, EMD class D-20, EA-7 D-40, EA-7 D-20, E8-A D-22; photos: E8 #1009 at Vandeventer Yd. (color), first Wabash passenger diesel on City of Kansas City, unit #1000, 3 E7s (A-B-A) with a Union Pacific B unit, Atlantic 602, J-1 #672, J-2 #699, Mike 4-6-4 #700, E8 #1009, E7 #1002, #703, Bluebird w/E7 #1002, E7 #1002 & #1001, PA-1 #1020A in Decatur, IL, E8 #1003, #1006, E7 #1007, E8 #1000, #1008, #1004 derailment, E8s #1003 & #1013 at Vandeventer, E8s #1010, #1004, #1011, #1012, #1014, #1015, E7 #1017, ex-Wabash #1008 & #1015 (N&W #3808 & #3815), #1002 & #1002A, E7 #1016 at Kansas City; tables: passenger diesels placed in service, table of Wabash engine classes/types.

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No. 23a (Summer '93)
Wabash Interlocking Towers - by the late Dr. George C. Drake, Jr.; Wabash Railroad Telegraph Call Letters by Gary Roe & Wes Stead; OJ Tower, MI; Winston Tower, IL; crash at Winston Tower; Wabash-GM&O crossing in Jacksonville, IL; DeCamp Tower; Milan Tower, MI; Page Ave. Tower, MO; Mansfield, IL; Lotus, IL, ILES Tower, Springfield, IL; Mercer Tower, Decatur, IL; Santa Fe Tower, Streator, IL; Lodge, IL; Gibson City, IL; Romulus, MI; Le Claire Tower, Edwardsville, IL; Cecil, OH; Manhattan, IL; Block 222 at North Kansas City; Drawings: tower at Milan, MI; semaphore blades and signals; Reprint of Wabash crossings and junctions for Decatur and Moberly Divisions.

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No. 23b
 (Winter '93)
Coal on the Wabash - an exhaustively-researched article about this prime commodity, by Mark E. Vaughan; scatter tags. Wabash coal cars; Drawings: 36-37-39000 series cars; Charts: Illinois coal tonnage, Wabash coal tonnage, Wabash on-line coal mines; dwgs: coal cars #35000 - #35999, #37000 - #37799, #36800 - #36824, #39000 - #39399; maps: track maps of coal facilities; photos: old coal shaft, Taylorville, IL; Taylor English Coal Co. Mine; Mark Twain coal loading facility; mine shafts at Martinsburg, MO; Pershing Mine 1950-track and tipple, truck; Taylorville, IL mine area; Panther Creek Mine #3, Springfield, IL; stock certificate; various coal company logos; coaling at Peru, IN; Wabash coal cars #30001, #31000, #35037, #35599, #74050, #34313, #39187, #30974, #39152, #37153, #37093, #37584, #36006, #38150; Anderson Grain hoppers; P-1 Hudson #700 working a coal drag at Taylorville.

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No. 24
Wabash Cabooses by the late Dr. George C. Drake, Jr.; photos & info on cabooses #2042, #2109, #2229, #2319, #2528, #2100, #2543, #2619, #2649, #2608 (N&W 562608), #2667, #2700, N&W #562700, #2711, #2717, #2753, #2723, #2722, #2722 (N&W 562722), #2799, #2805, #2857, #2822, #2827, #2823, #2808, #2832, #2778; Drawing of the #2770-2849 series, paint scheme table, graphic of Wabash caboose types, table of caboose data.
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No. 25
(Fall '94)
Wabash Transfer Cabooses, by Dr. George C. Drake, Jr.; Photos of transfer cabooses #02216, #80048, #02236, #02490, #02208, #02209, #02202, #02205, #02300, #02230, and #02551, along with wood cabooses #2601 and #2602, steel cabooses #2743, #2825, #2806, #2774 are also published in this Banner. Additionally, two rare photos of the Pennsy 44-ton locomotives, used on the Bluffs-Keokuk Branch after the Wabash Moguls were retired, are included.
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No. 26/27 (1995)
The Wabash Blue Bird, by James R. Holmes. History, route, consist, diagrams and pictures of the streamlined Blue Bird passenger train. B&W photos and floor plan schematics are included. A short article entitled Random Notes on the Blue Bird, by Chet French, closes out the issue. 
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No. 28/29 (1995)
Once Along the Wabash: Fantastic John Barriger photographs (from Joe Collias' collection), traveling westward from Detroit to Decatur to Brunswick, Missouri. Rare trackside views of the Wabash right-of-way (including shots of depots, interlocking towers, coaling towers, etc.) are included within this issue.
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No. 30
(Winter '96)
American Refrigerator Transit issue. ART 1950's-era Painting Variations, by Charlie Duckworth. Data Files 1 & 2 were included within this issue. The publication was rounded out by the inclusion of nine B&W photos of Wabash steam action around the St. Louis area, taken by Neal Fink in 1948.
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No. 31
(Spring '96)
GP-35 issue. Modeling a GP-35 and The Wabash GP-35's, both by noted modeler Terry Cook, are the primary articles in this issue. B&W prototype and model photos are included. A short article by Dr. George Drake, Jr. entitled American Refrigerator Transit Company - Ice Service Only Cars, with several B&W photos, finishes the ART story. Data Files 3 & 4 were also included within this issue.
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      No. 32        (Fall '96)
Head-end Equipment on the Wabash issue. Dr. George Drake, Jr. wrote the main article detailing the Wabash's full baggage, baggage-mail, baggage-combine and storage express head-end cars. The issue contains numerous B&W photos of these important, yet oft-unnoticed types of cars. Data File 5 was also included within this issue.
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 No. 33   (Winter '97)
A multi-subject issue. Its main article, One Day at Hamilton, IL by Van McCullough, details the official AND unofficial versions of an "incident" with Wabash #573 on 6/7/52; Photos: Tilton Yard (IL) facilities; Wabash employees at Montpelier, OH in 1957; the first Road Runner train at St. Louis, Wab. No. 10 depressed-center flatcar and line diagram of this car; K-1 #2423 and "rider car" at Marshfield, IN; live-steam model of steam engine #602; piggyback unloading operations at E. St. Louis; Decatur Car Shops showing troop kitchen car #5750 and repainted automobile car #47881; Moberly Yard photo taken from the yard tower, showing coal tower, locomotives, cabooses and the westbound City of Kansas City train set.

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 No. 34   (Spring '97)
Another multi-subject issue: A tribute to our longtime editor, the late Dr. George Drake, Jr.; misc. letters; photos: Milan crossing, tower, station (1980), #688 J-2 at Decatur, #1000 E-8 at Decatur, #2902 O-1 at Decatur, #145 53’ 6" flat car with #73 32’ flatbed trailer on board; lithograph reprints from 1885 Wabash calendars; Wabash advertisement from 1903.
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No. 35 (Summer '97)
Painting issue; Lettering for bridge signs; Painting Wabash models; More than just diesels; Standard diagram of the Wabash flag for windows; Wabash Railroad Paint Folio chart; WRHS Data Files 6 & 7 were also included within this issue.
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 No. 36   (Winter '98)
Tenth District Helpers, by Van McCullough chronicles the use of double-headed consists in the Illinois River valley during the steam era; Tonnage rating Chart; photos: Baylis, Valley City, #2459 K-1 2-8-2, #2711 K-4b 2-8-2, #2420 K-1 2-8-2, #2702 K-4b 2-8-2, #2708 K-4b 2-8-2.
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No. 37/38 (Spring/Summer 1998)
City of Kansas City issue. A double-issue showcasing this historic streamlined passenger train. The history, the route, the consist, and lots of B&W prototype and action images.
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No. 39/40 (Winter/Spring 1999)
The Columbia Branch, by Gary Roe. Origin of the branch, the facilities, the shippers, the equipment, the operations, Columbia Station. Lots of photos, which include Bridge #671 at Centralia, Columbia and Hallsville stations, yards, equipment. Wabash station maps and Sanborn Fire map reprints of Columbia & Hallsville; copies of employee timetables for the branch; back cover is a color image reprint of the 1957 special public timetable for the branch ("College Town U.S.A.").
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No. 41 (Summer '99)
The St. Charles Bridges, by James Holzmeier. Features both bridges, their development and construction, as well as the bridge's predecessor: the car ferry crossing the Missouri River. Photos include vintage images of both bridges, their construction & demolition; wrecks on the bridge; Pres. Roosevelt's special extra train at Ferguson after crossing the new 1936 bridge; the first train over the new bridge; and photos of the new St. Charles Bridge inspection train locomotive J-1 672 and attached Business Car No. 400.  
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  No. 42   (Winter '00)
Precast Concrete Stations issue. This publication describes how these stations, unique to the Wabash, were built and where they were built. Includes photos and diagrams; How To Model Precast Concrete Stations, by Stan Rydarowicz.
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No. 43/44 (Spring/Summer 2000)
The Wabash in Canada - The Buffalo Division, by Wes Dengate. Overview, timetable, Chatham Subdivision, Cayuga Subdivision, maps and equipment photos.
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   No. 45    (Winter '01)
TOFC facilities. Maps of the 21 major ramps on the Wabash, provided by Mark E. Vaughan. Photos of flatbed trailer #59, 40' reefer vans #1004 and #1010.
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No. 46/47 (Spring/Summer  2001)
The Wabash in Chicago, with articles by Jim Holmes and James Holzmeier. Examines the facilities of the Wabash Railroad in the Chicagoland area. Explores how the Wabash reached Chicago from central Illinois and from Indiana, the history of Landers Yard along with the details on how the yard was modernized to meet the Wabash’s needs for the 60’s, and Wabash’s 47th St. freight transfer facilities built in the later 1950’s. Also memories of train-watching near Landers Yard in the mid-60’s, by Bob Fiedler. Photos include the facilities at both yards. The center spread of this issue is the Wabash station map. Also included is a reduced-scale station map of the railroad's 47th St. facilities.

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No. 48/49 (Winter/Spring 2002)
The Wabash in Canada - Parts 2 & 3 by Wes Dengate. A continuation of Part 1 of Wes' story of the Wabash's Canadian operations. Part 2 explores the relationship of the Wabash RR and the Grand Trunk & Canadian National RRs. Part 3 takes a look at the motive power and operations on the Buffalo Division in the 1940s. The issue also includes a tribute to George C. Drake, Sr. Includes corrections to The Wabash in Canada - Part 1 issue. Photos include Wabash F7s and SW1 #103 at Windsor, snowplow #3700, Mikado #2271 at St. Thomas, the St. Thomas terminal facilities, coaling facility at Aylmer, K-3 #2269 at Cayuga, K-1 #2458 at Windsor, combine #02551, F7 #1870 at St. Thomas, J-2 #1676 and G-1 #2022 at Simcoe, K-3 #2268 at Niagara Falls, K-3 #2270 at St. Thomas and Wabash switcher #51. Features Chatham, Cayuga and Welland timetables and tonnage ratings.

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No. 50 (Summer '02)
Interior Restoration of Wabash Caboose #2847, by Vance Lischer. This article takes you through the investigation and discovery process used by Vance as he carried out the interior restoration of his Wabash Railroad caboose #2847. Several B&W and color photos of the restoration are included with the article. Also included in this issue is a short essay by James Holzmeier about the history of Wabash Mogul #573, which is still in storage at the Museum of Transportation in St. Louis, MO.
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No. 51
(Winter '02)
Wabash Memories. Four anecdotal stories by three individuals who experienced the Wabash Railroad firsthand. The first article shares Neal Fink's experiences as a young man in the St. Louis area. The second and third articles document Sanford "Sandy" Goodrick's ride on the NJI&I fan trip of 1949, and then his experiences riding 4th Dist. Mixed Train #52 in 1936. The fourth article is by Bob Vrooman. who talks about a special meet near St. Thomas, Canada and Buffalo, NY. Photos include P-1 #703, Mikado #2417, B-7 0-6-0 #531, UP E6s on an early version of the City of St. Louis, and photos from a NJI&I excursion in 1949.

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No. 52/53 (Spring/Summer 2003)
40th Anniversary of the End of Wabash Operations. This Banner issue, a ten-section double issue which closes out the 2003 publication year, commemorates the 40th Anniversary of the leasing of the Wabash by the Norfolk & Western, on October 16, 1964. The first article was taken from the 1973 issue of Norfolk & Western magazine and relates the story of the Wabash Railroad from its roots with the Northern Cross Railroad in Illinois in 1838 to the 2428-mile system it was in 1964. The next article by Jim Holmes explains the circumstances that led up to the October 1964 leasing of the Wabash Railroad and its ultimate merger into the Norfolk Southern system in the 1990s. Four articles were selected from the original Wabash Railroad publication, The Banner, for the year 1964 and reprinted word for word and in the same style and formatting of the original issues. Also included is a chart that shows at a glance the major components that eventually made up the Wabash system and their years of existence. Also featured are two tables of information as of 2004 about Wabash right-of-way still in existence and Wabash equipment and structures that have been preserved. Following is James Tilton's article detailing where some of the towns and timetable names came from in What’s in a Name Along the Wabash. Winding up this issue are tables listing Wabash Station Numbers for Transportation Purposes originally issued in 1964, sorted first by number and then alphabetically. At the centerfold is a historic timeline of Wabash railroad milestones from the Northern Cross until the company’s demise.

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No. 54
(Winter '04)
Wabashing Through Litchfield, IL / Modeling the St. Louis and Hannibal Railroad issue. First up is an article from Joe Collias written about his days watching and photographing trains in Litchfield and includes almost a dozen of his photos. Neil Fink's contribution as our first model layout write-up. The basis of the layout is the St. Louis & Hannibal Railroad. The StL&H actually was in operation from 1882 until its abandonment in 1962. It consisted of 104 route miles from Hannibal to Gilmore, and the railroad connected with the Wabash at both ends.

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No. 55/56 (Spring/Summer 2004)
A multi-article issue. First up is an entertaining story written by Walt Evans regarding a 1954 railfan trip from Bluffs, IL to Keokuk, IA, on the Wabash 11th District. Finis for Philo by Glen Brewer describes a 1962 Wabash wreck that destroyed the depot in Philo, IL. Kit Conversion: Wabash Panel Hoppers from Athearn Kits is a reprint of Stan Rydarowicz's article originally published in the February 2005 issue of Rail Model Journal. Our main article, though, is an expose´ of the New Jersey, Indiana & Illinois Railroad by Dan Lawecki; an update of his original 1979 articles for the Wabash Flag newsletter about the same subject. Explores the NJI&I’s history and operations before its loss of identity in the 1982 formation of Norfolk Southern. Two additional short articles close this issue, one anecdotal about the NJI&I by Dan, and the other a brief presentation by Tom McKee about the Studebaker Corporation and the rail service provided to it by the NJI&I. Photos and maps are included in this issue.

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No. 57/58/59 (2005)
This Banner is a triple-issue with several articles contained herein. The main article by Rick Morgan details the The Wabash Railroad's Omaha Line, a 227-mile route that passed through remote parts of NW Missouri and southwest Iowa to reach Omaha, NE and an extremely vital connection with the Union Pacific Railroad. Next up, based on an article first published in the Illinois Traction Society publication "The Flyer", we examine The Victory Special: the I.T. and the Sangamon Ordnance Plant. Written by by Steve Holding, Dale Jenkins & Ray Reed, this article details the construction, operation and demise of the U.S. Ordnance Plant located just west of Illiopolis, Illinois. Wabash Freight Traffic in Northwest Ohio in the 1950s by Allen P. Rueter is the next article in this triple-issue. It details the rail traffic predominantly in the Toledo area. In the final article of this issue, entitled The Backyard Wabash: Trainmaster #550, Ken Davis & Dave Berndt tell us about a gentleman in Decatur, Illinois whose hobby is modeling the Wabash 7½" gauge!

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No. 60/61/62 (2006)
Our groundbreaking Signaling issue, a triple-issue containing a large amount of information about this subject. The issue consists of two articles: Signaling 101: an introduction to railroad signaling by Jim Holmes; and Signaling on the Wabash, in which he discusses how the railroad did their signaling, with input from Jim Tilton & Jim Sinclair, both of whom were longtime Wabash/N&W signalmen.

This issue contains many photographs, diagrams and graphics. 
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No. 63/64/65 (2007)
This triple-issue consists of seven articles: Jim Holmes tells us about Iles Tower, which protected the crossing of the Chicago & Alton (GM&O) and Wabash RR on at the southwest side of Springfield IL. Jim also gives us a visual look, via maps and data, at the locations of the industries the Wabash served in the St. Louis area, ca. 1956. Next, utilizing his extensive knowledge of local history, Brad Friese gives us a tour of The Wabash 8th District, at times known as the Effingham, Stewardson and Sullivan Branch. Dr. Wm. A. Warren (dec.) provides a follow-up article about the 18th and 19th Districts in The Trains that Served the Wabash Line to Omaha. Larry Lett shares some of his stories of growing up with and working for the Wabash and its successors by authoring Confessions of a Wabash Telegrapher. In The Wabash-Pittsburgh Terminal Railway, James Holzmeier & Jim Holmes provide a brief history of this historic line and what it cost the Wabash to enter Pittsburgh in the early 1900's. This issue closes with the Backyard Wabash Part 2, featuring scratch-built 1-1/2“ scale Wabash #700 4-8-4.

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No. 66/67
The primary focus of this double issue is an article on Wabash and Ann Arbor Open Top Hopper Cars by Mark E. Vaughan. The article is a follow-up to his popular 1993 Banner article entitled “Coal on the Wabash." Followed by a reprint of Stan Rydarowicz’s article entitled Wabash Parlor Cars in HO Scale from Rivarossi Models, first published in the October 2003 issue of Rail Model Journal.
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No, 68/69
Victor Baird, with background from Clarence Montgomery and James Tilton, both ex-Wabash employees, tells the fascinating story of The Gary Local: The Last Mixed Train in Indiana. Rarely-seen photos and maps are included in this issue.
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No. 70
The focus of this issue is the article entitled, Freight Houses and LCL Don't Get No Respect, by Mark E. Vaughan. Mark offers us a comprehensive article about these subjects...including facts gone long-unnoticed by many railfans. Diagrams of yard layouts at Chicago (47th St.), Fort Wayne, Peru; Schedules; Loading diagrams; Routes and photos of freight houses and loading facilities. 
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No. 71
A miscellaneous-subject issue, it contains the articles Wabash's Last New Train by James Holzmeier, More Wabash Anecdotes by the late Neal Fink, the Calumet Local (Landers to Gary) and The Gary Switch Runs by Allen P. Rueter.
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No. 72
This issue deals exclusively with Derailments and Collisions on the Wabash. The late Dr. Wm. Warren fills us in on the Wreck of the #2202 at Robertson, Missouri in 1949, with both B&W and color photos of the wreck site; Wabash Wreck near Mineola, Iowa provides details from the ICC Accident Report on this 1928 incident; and a detailed report on the infamous Wreck of Train No. 4 at Attica, Indiana in 1914. 
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No. 73
This Banner, the inaugural issue under editor Rob Adams, covers System Improvements on the Wabash. The bridges, facilities & improvements along the right-of-way were of course important to the Wabash and many other railroads, and the road expended considerable effort throughout the years to improve the R-O-W and its environs. This issue outlines the Wabash's capital improvements, gleaned from its annual reports to stockholders. This issue contains information spanning the years 1896-1963 (inclusive), including data regarding the erection of bridges, coaling towers, facilities, etc.

No. 73 contains both B&W and color images.

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No. 74
This issue focuses mainly on the Wabash's Class I-2 Consolidations with an article written by Rob Adams. The I-2 class was a mainstay on Wabash secondary lines during the steam era. The article contains a wealth of information about the I-2 series, including prototype info, photos, and scale drawings of the 2155 & 2160, which were professionally drawn for the Society by longtime member Ed Spanknoble. Included are reproduction drawings of steam loco components such as trucks, pilot, air pump mount, etc. The second article is an essay, also written by Rob, about the Wabash's C-1 class 0-8-0 switchers. In addition, No. 74 contains the article Speeding Your Shipments, an ad campaign regarding the Wabash "Red Ball" fast freight service. Catchy artwork & interesting captions outline this article.

NOTE: This is a 52 page issue. It was sent to all WRHS members for 2014, its publication year, as well as being sent gratis to 2015 members, as an incentive to renew their WRHS membership. It contains both B&W and color images.

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No. 75

The Time Books of U.P. Dameron, by Gary Roe, is a study of the steam-to-diesel transition as seen through the experiences of Mr. Dameron, a longtime Wabash employee on the Moberly Division. Then we have Keeping Faith with the American Shipper by Rob Adams. The article outlines a series of Wabash RR advertisements which were originally published in "The Traffic World" magazine during the Depression-era years.

No. 75 is a 36-page issue containing both B&W and color images.

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No. 76

This issue is a mixture of interesting articles, consisting of the following subjects: Motive Power Assignments by Division from Jan. 31, 1948. Ever wondered to what Division your favorite locomotive was assigned? This article will tell you! The second article is entitled Flashbacks: images of Wabash employees at work. An addendum of new information regarding the Class I-2 Consolidations, the subject of our Banner #75, follows. A 1931 freight traffic advertising campaign is examined next. Finally, an article detailing the May, 1954 Wabash Century of Service to Decatur celebration rounds out this issue of the Banner.

No. 76 is a 32-page issue containing both B&W and color images.

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No. 77

The focus of this issue is an article about the 1948 Tragedy at West Unity, Ohio. Written by Ron Replogle, the article details the meeting of a New York Central local freight and Wabash K-4 freight locomotive No. 2723 of the "Delta Turn". Included are several maps of the accident location, the official ICC Accident Report and some rare, never-published photos. A short history of Wabash Wreck Cranes 3188 & 3189 follows the main article. Written by Rob Adams, photos and plans of these 250-ton cranes are included. The next two articles were also written by Rob; the first being entitled Mates of the 2723, with photos & a diagram of some other K-4 steam locomotives. Then we have a nice article with photos and rolling stock diagrams concerning the Toledo and Western Railway, which was an obscure electric railway owned by the Wabash. Rounding out the issue is an article written by Larry Van Houten concerning the Wabash Playing Cards issued by the railroad. Photos of collections belonging to Larry and others graphically illustrate the varying types and makers of these neat Wabash collectibles.

No. 77 is a 48-page issue which contains both B&W and color images.
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No. 78

Written by Larry Van Houten and Rick Gillum, this issue's main article is about Wabash Rail Gang in the 1950s, specifically the gang operating near Litchfield in 1951. The article is richly illustrated with photos provided by Larry's brother Aubrey; photos whose action is interpreted for us by longtime Wabash/N&W track supervisor Rick Gillum. The Worst Ice Storm by Lloyd Deierling outlines the results of an atypical north Missouri ice storm, its effects on the Wabash Railroad and the unfortunate results of an ice-packed grade crossing. The article also contains information regarding an eerie premonition of death related to the incident, Lloyd's own recollections plus his father's memories of providing assistance at the scene. Following that are included several images from the WRHS Archives. Finally, noted railroadiana collector Larry Van Houten tells us all we need to know about collecting the different kinds of Wabash locks.

No. 78 is a 48-page issue which contains B&W and color images, as well as both new and vintage maps. The centerspread is also all-color.

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No. 79
Issue No. 79 is the largest Banner to date that we've ever issued (60 pages). There are only two articles, with the primary focus being on the Wabash P-1 Hudson locomotive fleet. Converted from five mothballed K-5 Mikados into the 4-6-4 Hudson wheel configuration, the first batch were used in primarily passenger service from 1943 until 1946, when another converted Hudson was put into use. It was soon followed by the last converted locomotive in 1947. Unfortunately, none were preserved (although a number of collectible artifacts from the fleet were saved by intrepid individuals, as outlined in the magazine) and all the Hudsons were scrapped in 1956. Numerous photos, both B&W and color, are found in this issue. Some of the images included might be so rare as to never having been seen before! Following the Hudson article is an expanded "Around The System" section, with B&W Wabash photos contained therein. The second article is by Larry Van Houten, and deals with the Wabash collectibles related to tobacco (i.e. cigars, ashtrays, cigar boxes, matchbooks, lighters, etc.). This article too contains numerous photos from the railroadiana collections of several members, including Larry.

This is a 60 page issue, sent to all WRHS members for the 2019 membership year. It contains both B&W and color images. The centerspread is also all-color.

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No. 80
Issue No. 80 comprises four articles of special interest to the Wabash historian: The featured article, "The Last Spike," by L. Randal Rippy details the completion of central Illinois's Great Western Railroad and the circuitous path of its connection to the Toledo, Wabash and Western. Janet L. Brune-Allen contributes the story of her father Lloyd Brune in "Life of a Wabash Trackman: 48 years in the employ of the 'Road of the Men Who Move the Goods.'" Randy Bible discusses the success of Wabash archaeology in "Rusty Gold." Lastly, "Memories of a Football Special" by Gary Rowen details an adventurous 1957 day along the line in Centralia Missouri.

This 47 page issue also features photographs and period advertisements from the Drake Files and the society's own archives.

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The Wabash Modeler (2008-present)*

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No. 1 (2008) 
Our inaugural effort in publishing a modeling-specific magazine.  HO F-4 2-6-0 from Kemtron Kit, by Rob Adams; Wabash Standard Plan 215 (scrap bin) in N/HO, w/prototype photos; Compelling Products: N/HO/O scales; Book Review of "Wabash in Color Vol. 2" by Michael C. Kelly; A lengthy article by Rob Adams about the Wabash 2-bay 1958 cu. ft. Covered Hoppers (HO/N/O), with specs, painting/stenciling diagrams and prototype & model photos; Modeling N Scale Wabash Diesels by Gary Roe, with B&W/color prototype & model photos as well as a Quick Reference Guide to the makers of models in this scale.
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No. 2 (2009)
Modeling the Phase II-L Train Master, by Nicholas Mantia; The Wabash Train Masters history article by Rob Adams & Gary Roe, w/prototype photos; A Visit to Milan, MI by Rob Adams, with photos; Milan's watchman tower plans & photos; Montpelier Division Time Table No. 43 - 3rd; Modeling the Wabash Standard - Rail Rest No. 3497 in N/HO; Compelling Products; Book Review of "Follow the Flag - A History of the Wabash Railroad" by Prof. H. Roger Grant.
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No. 3 (2010)
18000-18024 and 19000-19124 series 50-foot Automobile Box Cars, by Rob Adams, contains color/B&W prototype photos, painting & stenciling diagrams and info, and model maker information; TWM Rewind: Wabash Standard Rail Rest, with a B&W prototype photo of same (not included in the previous article); a lengthy article by Gary Roe on Modeling the Wabash Standard - Automobile Platform (N/HO/O), containing color photos of his models and the Standard Plan dwg. of same; Wabash Painting-Stenciling Standard Plan for the Wabash flag from 1948 dwg., Wabash Painting-Stenciling Plan for Standard Brake Cylinders/Aux. Reservoirs 1907-1959 dwg., Modeling the 19000-19124 series Box Cars by Pierre Oliver of Elgin Car Shops, includes color photos of his HO scale model. Compelling Products: N/HO decals for Wabash's Airslide covered hoppers, HO/O scale caboose models, Book Review of "Wabash/Nickel Plate/DT&I Color Guide to Freight & Passenger Equipment" by Jim Kinkaid.
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No. 4 (2011)
Wabash Modified 19000-series (19000-19124, inclusive) Box Cars Equipped For Special Loading by Rob Adams, Chet French & Gary Roe; a reprint of the Evans "Damage Free" (DF) Loader Instruction Book, including many illustrations of how the merchandise was secured in these cars; Wabash Standard Plan 3301 reprint, the standard "2 thru 9 TRACKS" standard template; Modeling the Wabash Standard  - Crossing Sign (crossbuck) #3295; Yard Work: Baldwin S-12 Switchers by Rob Adams & Gary Roe, containing several B&W and color photos of both Phases of the Wabash's five S-12 switchers. Accompanying this main article is a write-up by our own Gary Roe, on the HO and O scale models of this historic switch locomotive; Compelling Products, with color photos of newly-issued Wabash models in the different scales; Book Review of "The Columbia Branch Railroad" by Marty Paten.
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No. 5 (2015)

HO Scale Modeling of Wabash 2600-series wood caboose stand-ins from a Walthers Model, by Pierre Oliver of Elgin Car Shops; HO Scale Modeling of the ex-N&W Hopper Cars, by the late Stan Rydarowicz; Modeling the Buffalo, New York Mobile Piggyback Office in HO Scale, by Larry Van Houten; Modeling Wabash 950-974 Series Express Refrigerator Cars in both HO and O Scale, by Rob Adams (to be published in a future issue); member modeling photos; Wabash Standard Plan - Switch Stand; Product Announcements and Compelling Products.

This is a 28-page issue.
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No. 6
The first article of TWM 6 informs us about the Wabash's fleet of fifteen U25B diesel locomotives: their first of the second-generation road diesels. Next up is an extensive article by Larry Van Houten regarding his super-detailing of both the Athearn and Stewart U25B models. Prototype photos of each engine in the series follows. Then we take a look at one of the more unique Wabash cars: Scale Test Car No. 3019. Also documented in the article are track scales and scale houses on the Wabash. And following that is another modeling piece about No. 3019, in addition to the cars' dedicated bunk car No. 4619. The issue is profusely illustrated with modeling and prototype images in both B&W and color, in addition to vintage maps and print advertising related to the article subjects.   

This is our first foray into an ALL-COLOR publication, and is definitely not an issue to miss!

This issue is 36 pages in length.
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No. 7

TWM No. 7 subjects are the Wabash VO-1000 switch engines, with both prototype and modeling articles written by Gary Roe. "A Closer Look" provides details regarding Gary's scratch-building of the brackets holding rerail frogs on both sides of the VO's front truck (you can see the frog in the cover photo). Next is a full-color centerfold of Gary's HO and N-scale models of the VO-1000. An extensive "Proto Photos" section, with both color and B&W photos follows. It includes builder's as well as in-service shots of all four VO-1000s in the Wabash fleet. John Bordner then forays into article authorship by using his keen eye for detail to write up Part 1 of "Monkey Motion". This 3-part series (we could only fit the first part in this issue) has to do with how the Wabash creatively recycled old, worn-out rail for other purposes. This first part deals with an industrial siding's unique retaining wall and barricade at Quincy, Illinois. Written in John's trademark witty style, this column is sure to become a fan favorite. Parts 2 and 3 will be fit into TWM No. 8 if at all possible. Rounding out the issue is a "Postscript" which hopefully identifies the location of a Wabash scale house that was featured in TWM No. 6. Included are some new photos of the scale house and its proximity to the structures of other railroads nearby...helping to solve the mystery location.

This issue also contains Data File No. 10 as an insert. Not only is a diagram of the VO-1000 featured, but the file also contains painting & lettering diagrams for ALL the Wabash switch engines, including photos of some of the switch engines and their compliance with, as well as their non-compliance with the Wabash Standard Plan for Safety Appliances.

TWM No. 7 is profusely illustrated with modeling and prototype images in both B&W and color, in addition to vintage maps and print advertising related to the article subjects.   
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No. 8
TWM No. 8 features the "'Columbia Cannonball' in HO-Scale" by Larry Van Houten. This long-serving quirky mixed train makes a great addition to any layout. "Modeling the Passenger Cars of the Cannonball" provides information on kitbashing and detailing commonly available passenger car models like the Atlas paired window coach no. 20 003 601 and the Walthers ACF 70' classic heavyweight baggage car. The article also discusses painting and weathering techniques and provides a wealth of photographs and diagrams of the prototypes and Van Houten's HO examples.

"Wabash Open-Top Hoppers" by Gary Roe discusses a variety of commercially available Wabash lettered N-scale hoppers and how they compare to Wabash prototypes.

Finally, Dave Roeder brings us "Scratch Building the Ferguson, Missouri Depot." The Ferguson depot is a great example of a mid-sized Wabash freight depot, and Roeder's article provides the bounty of visual references you have come to expect from the Wabash Modeler.
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No. 9

TWM No. 9 features “Wabash High Cubes in HO-Scale” by Larry Van Houten, “Standard Plans to Build Phone Boxes” by Gary Roe, and “Use of Rails for Other Purposes” by John Bordner.

*There were no Wabash Modelers published for the years 2012-2014, inclusive; and 2016-2017, inclusive, based on a board decision in Sept. 2018.

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1998 Cover: O-1 2901, 1943
Jan: 602 at Chicago, IL 1940
Feb: O-1 2923 at Brooklyn, IL (late 1940s)
Mar: GP-7 457 at Moberly, MO 1953
Apr: K-3B 2278 at Decatur, IL (late 1940s)
May: Brick station at Maryville, MO (post-merger)
Jun: WABIC Tower at Decatur, IL (late 1930s)
Jul: I-3 2308 at Decatur, IL 1939
Aug: F-7 1102 at the new Decatur diesel shop
Sept: 671 and 2904 at Peru, IN (late 1940s)
Oct: K-4 2725 at Litchfield, IL 1940
Nov: F-7 708 at Montpelier, OH 1963
Dec: 608 at Granite City, IL 1939

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1999 Cover: J-1 675 southbound Banner Blue at Decatur, IL
Jan: M-1 2817 at Decatur, IL
Feb: K-2 2217 at Luther Yard, St. Louis
Mar: J-1 667 at Litchfield, IL
Apr: K-1 2420 at Decatur, IL
May: E-8 1008 Banner Blue at Vandeventer (St. Louis)
Jun: O-1 2920 at Decatur, IL
Jul: M-1 2824 at Decatur, IL
Aug: J-1 675 at Springfield, IL
Sept: K-1 2428 at Springfield, IL
Oct: E-7 1002 w/b City of St. Louis at Vandeventer
Nov: M-1 2818 at Decatur, IL
Dec: P-1 704 northbound Blue Bird at Decatur, early '50s

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2000 Cover: J-1 688+J-1 southbound Special at Decatur, IL
Jan: U-25 509+GP-35 546+C-424+B-903+Trainmaster 597 lashup eastbound at East Hannibal, IL 1964
Feb: City of Wabash parlor-obs car, 1959
Mar: U25B 500 westbound at Iles Tower (Springfield, IL) '64
Apr: 486+485 Special to South Bend, IN 1959
May: Lima 411 at North Kansas City, MO
Jun: Gas-electric 4001 at Springfield, IL 1951
Jul: PA-1 1020A Cannonball at Decatur, IL 1961
Aug: FM-24-66 554A at Hull, IL
Sept: F7 1180A +FA1 at Ft. Wayne, IN
Oct: FA2 821+GP-7 at Illiopolis, IL, 1964
Nov: J-1 667 at Decatur, IL
Dec: E7A 1001 City of St. Louis at St. Louis, MO

In stock 2001 Cover: J-1 674 departing St. Louis, MO
Jan: E8A 1005 SB at Decatur, IL
Feb: K-1 2449 at Granite City, IL
Mar: GP7 452 at Decatur, IL
Apr: Cabooses 2504 & 2614
May: 4-4-0 656 at Ft. Wayne, IN 1928
Jun: City of Kansas City westbound at Carrollton, MO*
Jul: Parlor-Obs 1600 City of KC at WB Jct, MO*
Aug: Ann Arbor RS-1 21 at Owosso, MI, 1956
Sept: J-2 697, J-1 674, K-3b 2278
Oct: Yard Office trailer at Buffalo, NY*
Nov: FA-1 set 1203 at Decatur, IL
Dec: P-1 703 in freight service

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In stock 2002 Cover: E-2 624 at Centralia, MO, 1913
Jan: SW8 131 at Landers Yard (Chicago), 1962
Feb: O-1 2920 at Mitchell, IL, 1952
Mar: H-12-44 385 at Decatur Yard, 1965
Apr: Queen City, MO depot, 1910
May: 669 & 1525 at Decatur Engine Facility, 1952
Jun: 126 Derailment at Council Bluffs bridge, 1959*
Jul: Fort Wayne, IN station, 1972*
Aug: F7As 1104+1104A+1104B at Brunswick, MO
Sept: J-1 665 at Chicago, IL 1947
Oct: Caboose Track at Moberly, MO*
Nov: Motor Car 4001 & 536 at the Hannibal, MO turntable
Dec: Cairo, MO depot, 1910

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2003 Cover: D-29 422
Jan: 2915 at Sangamon, IL 1941
Feb: Bridge construction Ft. Wayne, IN about 1911
Mar: F-7 1189 at Monticello Railway Museum*
Apr: 490 on the Des Moines Union Railway, 1960
May: 2518 at Luther Yard (St. Louis)
Jun: Wabash piggyback Trailer, 1955*
Jul: Wabash Bi-Level auto rack, 1962*
Aug: Ann Arbor 51 at Durand, MI 1956
Sept: 454 GP7 at Ft. Wayne, IN station, 1954
Oct: WRHS caboose 2834 at the Monticello Ry. Museum*
Nov: Depot at Coin, IA 1953
Dec: L-1 2507 at Mansfield, IL 1946

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2004 Cover: K-4 2737 at North Kansas City, MO 1950
Jan: 665 on POW train
Feb: "Blue Bird" Dome-Coach 203
Mar: H-24-66 557
Apr: F-4 576 + 587 at Carthage, IL passing depot
May: P-1 Hudson locomotive at Salisbury, MO
Jun: Piggyback trailer 352, late '50s
Jul: PA-1 1020+1020A
Aug: Wabash depot at Sublette, MO early 1900s
Sept: P-1 700 rear view
Oct: SW-8 123 pulling PCC cars near Delmar Station*
Nov: F7A 1183A+1183 at Decatur, IL 1952
Dec: "City of St. Louis" inaugural run at Moberly, MO

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2005 Cover: F-5 754
Jan: K-3 2261 at Chatham, ONT 1947
Feb: J-1 661 at Logansport, IN 1947
Mar: Car ferry "Windsor" at Windsor, ONT 1964*
Apr: B-7 555 at Delray, MI "Union Belt", 1951
May: K-2 2204 at Des Moines, IA 1949
Jun: M-1 2813 1930*
Jul: P-1 705 at Decatur, IL*
Aug: J-1 664 at Detroit, MI 1947
Sept: F-4 569 at Bluffs, IL 1953
Oct: Car Ferry Manitowoc, WI 1964*
Nov: B-7 531 at Wabic Tower (Decatur), 1938
Dec: G-1 2069 at East Switch, Council Bluffs, IA 1950

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2006 Cover: P-1 700 at Vandeventer Yard, St. Louis MO, 1947
Jan: Parlor car "Embassy" on the westbound Cannonball at Logansport, IN; 1950s
Feb: L-1 2503 at Chicago, IL 1946
Mar: HH-660 100 at Ft. Wayne, IN 1947
Apr: 2550 Caboose at St. Thomas, ONT
May: K-5 2600, 1938
Jun: 407 at North Kansas City, MO 1965
Jul: ART 91301/Royal 1957
Aug: 365 at Englewood Station (Chicago), 1911
Sept: GP-7 463 at Kirksville, MO 1953
Oct: Wabash/MILW freight house-Des Moines, early '60s
Nov: B-7 562 at St Louis Produce Market, 1940
Dec: F-7 1181A+GP-9 at Decatur, IL 1959

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2007 Cover: 2428 at Wabash, IN
Jan: "Banner Blue" at Lake Decatur, IL 1954
Feb: K-4B 2718 at Litchfield, IL 1951
Mar: Woodland Depot (St. Louis Luther Line) 1885
Apr: P-1 706 at St. Louis Union Station
May: J-1 660 at Fort Wayne, IN 1936
Jun: Supply Car 3103 at St. Louis, MO 1949
Jul: Ann Arbor FA-2 55 at Owosso, MI 1957
Aug: K-3 2259 at Toledo, OH 1960
Sept: J-1 662 at Lafayette, IN ("Cannonball"), 1949
Oct: Montpelier, OH yard, 1960
Nov: E-8 1004 at Forrest, IL 1951
Dec: K-4 2735 at Taylorville, IL 1950

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2008 Cover: Ingleside station (St. Louis) ca. 1885
Jan: GP-9 487+489 mail train at Council Bluffs, IA
Feb: E-4 606 near Mitchell, IL 1941
Mar: J-2 683 Special at St. Louis 1939
Apr: 1428 Deluxe Chair car
May: GP-7 474 at Dearborn Station
Jun: P-1 704 at Lafayette Junction, IN 1946
Jul: E-3 614 at Monticello, IL 1925
Aug: J-2 689 at Fort St. Union Station, Detroit, MI
Sept: No. 1570 Cafe/Lounge, 1966
Oct: P-1 702 "Detroit Limited" at Delray, MI
Nov: PA-1 on "Detroit Limited" 1956
Dec: 653, 1925

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2009 Cover: E-3 622 at Chicago, IL 1938
Jan: J-1 673 at Decatur, IL 1938
Feb: GP-9 488 at St. Louis Union Station, 1958
Mar: K-2 2202 at Des Moines, IA 1947
Apr: F-7 1173A+1173 at Delray, MI 1952
May: B-7 537 at Delray, MI 1950
Jun: S-1 NJI&I 1 at South Bend, IN 1957
Jul: K-3 2261 at Chatham, ONT 1947
Aug: Ann Arbor FA-2 51 at Durand, MI 1956
Sept: M-1 2812 at North Kansas City, MO 1949
Oct: 400 at North Kansas City, MO 1963
Nov: E-4 602 at Chicago, IL 1937
Dec: PA-1 1021 at St. Louis, MO 1958

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2010 Cover: F-1 #16
Jan: The "Long Local" at Forrest, IL Jan. 1959
Feb: NJI&I 192 at St. Louis, MO 1963
Mar: F-7 1180/1180A+552A at NKC, Feb. 1959
Apr: Edwardsville, IL depot, 1969
May: Bridge over Schaefer Rd, Detroit, MI
Jun: F-4 576 on Keokuk branch
Jul: Wreck crane 3186 at derailment, 1943
Aug: E-7 1000, 1949
Sept: Wabash 16600 stock car
Oct: M&LS depot at Shingleton, MI (Upper Peninsula)
Nov: J-1 662 at Ft. Wayne, IN
Dec: F7 A-B-A eastbound at Tolono, IL

2011 Cover: Transfer Caboose 02200*
Jan: GP-35 544+C-424+GP-35*
Feb: Pullman Salt Lake City with "St. Louis Limited" tailsign
Mar: Ann Arbor E-5 Atlantic 1611, 1950
Apr: Lima-Hamilton 402 at Kansas City, MO 1962
May: GP-7 476 near Delmar Station, 1962
Jun: "City of Kansas City" at Delmar Station*
Jul: P-1 700 at Vandeventer coaling tower
Aug: "City of St. Louis", UP CD-07 at Moberly, MO
Sept: 1108 A-B-A consist at WABIC Tower (Decatur)
Oct: O-1 2900 at Decatur, IL 1933
Nov: E-7 1001-1017 at Roosevelt Rd (Chicago), 1961*
Dec: K-2 2210 at Des Moines Union Ry. facilities

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Cov: Carrollton, MO depot*
Jan: Litchfield, IL station*
Feb: St. Charles, MO North Missouri RR passenger depot
Mar: Wakarusa, IN depot
Apr: Vandeventer Ave. overpass and station
May: Cinder crane at Moberly, MO
Jun: Barry, IL depot*
Jul: St. Peters, MO depot, 1880
Aug: Decatur, IL grade separation construction
Sept: Maple Ave. grade separation, St. Louis, MO
Oct: Kirksville, MO station, 1893
Nov: Brooklyn, IL coaling tower*
Dec: Kirksville, MO freight house

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Cover: E-8 1015 & Engineer "Mr. Wilson" at Decatur, IL Nov. 1963*
Jan: Westbound "Cannonball" at Decatur, IL Dec. 1960*
Feb: Eastbound passenger extra at Wabash, IN ca. 1950
Mar: H-10 steam locomotive 714
Apr: Side-door caboose 2152 at Forrest, IL 1940
May: F-7 A-A set 1151-1151A at Albia, IA Jun. 1957
Jun: Kansas City Express at Delmar Station, 1947*
Jul: I-2 steam locomotive 2160
Aug: Detroit Boat Yard view, 1963
Sept: J-1 663 at Chicago, IL 1948
Oct: GP-7 474 at Decatur, IL
Nov:  S-2 316 at Detroit, 1964*
Dec: K-1 2406 at West Lafayette, IN

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Cover: Cab view from E-7 at St. Louis Union Station*
Jan: Eastbound Train 2 "Detroit Limited" at St. Louis*
Feb: The Rogers replica locomotive, unkn. location
Mar: Wabash flatcar 142 & piggyback trailer
Apr: J-2 683 at St. Louis Union Stn. w/extra psgr. train
May: B-7 559 at Decatur, IL 1938
Jun: E-8 1008 at Decatur, IL*
Jul: H-12 642 at Ft. Wayne, IN 1933
Aug: Wood work car 3251 at Peru, IN 1947
Sept: Gallatin, MO depot, 1920
Oct: SW-8 129 switching at Quincy, IL June 1964
Nov: PV "Adolphus" on rear of Blue Bird at St. Louis*
Dec: K-3b 2276 outside Chicago, IL unknown year

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Cover: NJI&I ALCo S-1 switching cars, Sept. 1958*
Jan: Ann Arbor ALCo FA-2 A-A set 52/52A*
Feb: Des Moines Union Ry. roundhouse & turntable, ca. 1950
Mar: NJI&I boxcar 192 at St. Louis, MO 1963
Apr: Ann Arbor K-7 2490 at Elberta, MI 1939
May: M&LS Ry. Baldwin I-9 2380 at Manistique, June 1937
Jun: Ann Arbor car ferry "Wabash" at Elberta, 1950's*
Jul: NJI&I ALCo S-1 No. 1 at South Bend, IN, Nov. 1958
Aug: Ann Arbor passenger train at Ann Arbor, MI, 1950
Sept: Ann Arbor E-5 1611 at Frankfort, MI, July 1950
Oct: American Refrigerator Transit reefer car 30798
Nov: M&LS caboose 8 at Manistique, MI, 1966*
Dec: Ann Arbor ALCo RS-1 21 at Owosso, MI 1956

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Cover: NJI&I 40' boxcar 274 at Dallas, TX; Jun. 1968*
Jan: P-1 701 (Banner Blue) at St. Louis; Oct. 1947*
Feb: F-4 Mogul 569 at Bluffs, IL; ca. 1950
Mar: Box car 17123 at Dallas; May 1961*
Apr: P-1 704 approaching Litchfield, Illinois
May: J-12 696/K-3 2738 at Decatur, IL; July 1948
Jun: ART reefer 37092 at Ft. Worth, TX; Nov. 1962*
Jul: J-2 684/687 double-headed on 16-car special at St. Charles, MO; ca. 1945
Aug: L-1 2519 and M-1 teamed up near Chicago; 1949
Sept: Budd-built parlor-obs 1601 at St. Louis; May 1967*
Oct: M-1 2824 at Litchfield; ca. 1950
Nov: R/W/B steel caboose 2847 at Decatur; May 1964*
Dec: O-1 2905 at Mitchell, IL; Nov. 1951

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2017 Cover: EMD GP-35 544 & sisters at Decatur, IL; 1964*
Jan: E-units on TRRA highline headed to Detroit; 1961*
Feb: J-2 Pacific 683 on psgr. extra at St. Louis; 1939
Mar: ALCo FA-1 805 on a freight at Decatur; Nov. 1961*
Apr: F-7 1180/1180A+TrainMaster 552A at North Kansas City, MO on the "GE Appliance Train"; Feb. 1959
May: E-3 614 & obs car on the two Banner Limited trains posed north of Monticello, IL; Mar. 1925
Jun: F-4 Mogul 573 at Bluffs roundhouse; ca. 1953-54*
Jul: Inbound Midnight Ltd. w/PA units at St. Louis; 1956
Aug: Detroit Ltd. w/P-1 702 at Delray Twr; undated
Sept: F-4 573 on the Keokuk Branch; ca. 1953-54*
Oct: GP-7 476 near Delmar Station; October 1962
Nov: Overhead view of Moberly Yard & F-7s; undated*
Dec: F7 A-B-A eastbound at Tolono, IL; ca. 1958-59                    

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Cover: No. 17164 Alcoa aluminum tube shipment car* 
Jan: Gondola No. 12937 w/coil-steel hoods*
Feb: No. 16422 double-deck stock car
Mar: Thrall hi-cube boxcar No. 55029* 
Apr: No. 25529 flat car w/crane load
May: Panel-side hopper car No. 37000 builder's photo
Jun: String of new 90,000-series boxcars at Adrian, MI*
Jul: 2-bay Greenville covered hopper No. 30250
Aug: Wabash-built boxcar No. 6600 w/heart logo
Sept: GATX insulated boxcar No. 783645*
Oct: Three 7000-series home-built boxcars at Decatur
Nov: Wabash-rebuilt boxcar No. 84526*
Dec: No. 32058 PS-2 covered hopper (roof view)

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Cover: D-12 switcher 376 in Chicago*
Jan: I-2 2-8-0 No. 2150 at Moulton, IA 1949
Feb: Covered hopper 31100; unk. location*
Mar: Curran, IL combination depot; unknown date
Apr: Rogers replica at Chicago RR Fair parade; 1948
May: Lineside M-O-W buildings at Jacksonville, IL*
Jun: ACF boxcar No. 90393 in Zanesville, OH; 1960
Jul: Cylindrical hopper No. 32984; 1963*
Aug: Symerton, IL restored combination depot*
Sept: Greenville 100-ton boxcar No. 50095*
Oct: GATX 70-ton double-door blue boxcar No. 783645*
Nov: Double-deck stock car No. 16488 at Dallas, TX*
Dec: F-7 No. 1189 in the shops at Decatur, IL; 1995*

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Cover: J-2 Pacific No. 673 at St. Louis Union Stn.*
Jan: Monticello, IL combination depot; 1960s*
Feb: w/b Cannon Ball at Ft. Wayne; Aug. 1950
Mar:  F7A quartet crossing NYC at Alvordton, OH; 1962*
Apr: e/b Cannon Ball at Danville, IL; Aug. 1950
May: Chicago & Paducah 4-4-0 No. 2 builders photo 1869
Jun: w/b City of St Louis at St Charles, MO; early 1950s*
Jul: Chair Car 1428 (City of St Louis car-yellow/gray) 
Aug: P-1 Hudson No. 706 at St. Louis Union Stn; 1940s
Sept: SW-1 No. 108 at Delmar Station; Oct. 1962*
Oct: G-1 No. 2064 at Maryville, MO; Sept. 1939 
Nov: No. 2824 caboose (restored) at MRM; Sept. 2015*
Dec: F7A No. 1164 at Council Bluffs; Mar. 1951

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Calendar Sneak Peek!

Cover: E-8 No. 1009 on the St. Louis Merchant's Bridge*
Jan: F-7As and C-424 in Springfield IL; 1964*
Feb: WRR automobile box car on Hoboken MfrRR; 1936
Mar: GP-35 No. 543 at EMD LaGrange; 1964*
Apr: caboose 2754 at Peru, Indiana
May: B-7 0-6-0 560 at North Kansas City; 1946
Jun: storage express car 704; 1956*
Jul: Moulton, IA depot and hotel; sometime after 1912
Aug: F-7 689 and PA-1 in Council Bluffs; 1964
Sept: SW-8 126 in Council Bluffs; 1963*
Oct: F7s in Kirksville, MO; sometime before 1956 
Nov: business car no. 5 at Fort Street Union Depot; 1959*
Dec: IC pilot 1339 leading P-1 700 at Champaign; 1950

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Cover: E8A No. 1008 in Decatur*
Jan: Warrenton, MO depot 1968*
Feb: Wabash Bridge at Pittsburgh under construction c. 1903
Mar: Pacific no. 667 at Englewood, IL 1946*
Apr: Caboose no. 3251
May: D-23 class 4-4-0 no. 333 in Columbia, MO 1912
Jun: Aerial view of freight crossing Lake Decatur led by GP-7 no. 451*
Jul: J-1 Pacific no. 664 in Decatur, IL 1936
Aug: NE Tower in New Haven, IN pre 1944
Sep: F7 ABA set 1103A, 1103B, 1103 in Decatur 1956*
Oct: O-1 4-8-4 no. 2907 at Chicago's Dearborn Station 1939
Nov: AA FA-2 51A in Toledo, OH 1961*
Dec: Train No. 11, the "Banner Limited" in Decatur 1925

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