Category Archives: Wabash

The Wabash Midnight and its St.Louis-Chicago competitors, the Gulf, Mobile & Ohio Midnight Special and the Illinois Central Night Diamond

You’re a Washington University student heading from St. Louis home to Chicago for Thanksgiving 1951. Wabash doesn’t have a day train after the noon Banner Blue, but you could catch the GM&O Ann Rutledge at 4:30 or the IC Daylight … Continue reading

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Wabash Railroad “follow the flag”

The October 1959 timetable (front, back cover, map, and three pages of condensed schedules, above) is from my collection. Click to enlarge, and click on the enlargement to enlarge further. Wabash  and Frisco were unique in that they ran both east and west of St. Louis, … Continue reading

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