Written by: Cody Wittenmyer

March 2015 Edition


Below is a map of the Wabash Fourth District Map. Circa 1930. It is a map from the book, "Railroading on the Wabash Fourth District" by Victor A. Baird.

Wabash Railroad System Locomotive Roster
Wabash Railroad System Caboose, Passenger, Rolling Stock, & etc. Roster

History of the Wabash Railroad-

The Wabash Railroad (reporting marks WAB) was a Class I railroad that operated in the mid-central United States. Despite the Wabash name disappearing in the 1960's, the company continued to exist on paper until being merged into the Norfolk Southern Railway in 1991.

Passenger Service-
    Detroit - St. Louis:
    • Detroit Limited: The eastbound train for the St. Louis Limited
    • St. Louis Limited: The westbound train for the Detroit Limited
    • Cannon Ball

    Detroit - Chicago:
    • Detroit Arrow
    • Chicago Arrow

    Chicago - St. Louis:
    • Blue Bird
    • Banner Blue
    • Wabash Banner Limited

    Present Day Wabash, Their History Lives On- Wabash E8 #1009

    As stated on Trains Magazine's website, "A cosmetic restoration on Wabash E8 No. 1009 Norfolk Southern had recently restored this unit in Chattanooga, Tennessee. It is owned by the Virginia Museum of Transportation, and was the 10,000 diesel locomotive built by General Motors Electro-Motive Division" It also appeared in Spencer, North Carolina, for a "Streamliners" event, which lasted May 29-June 1, 2014. ***Picture is not owned by me.***

    Present Day Wabash, Their History Lives On- Norfolk Southern SD70ACe #1070

    In 2012, Norfolk Southern railroad painted 20 Heritage Units. One of which was NS 1070, "The Wabash". ***Picture is not owned by me.***