A note to persons searching for Wabash employee records:
The WRHS does not have any former Wabash Railroad personnel records in its archives, so please do not contact us asking for them. Those records are most likely lost. The 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 to back to about 1935.
Another sources 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.