This new book by nationally known editor and photographer J. David Ingles features over 450 color photographs, virtually all unpublished, from the mid-1950s past the 1964 Norfolk & Western merger. Coverage stretches from Buffalo to Kansas City with emphasis on Detroit, central Illinois, and St. Louis. Included is a thumbnail history of the Wabash Railroad, and photo galleries featuring Wabash depots, passenger cars, freight cars, plus an index and system map.
This book has a little bit of everything about the Wabash Railroad. Many photographs are of 'Covered Wagons', early switch engines, first-generation geeps and later power. Even a few photographs of late-era steam engines appear herein.
History of the Wabash Railroad, pp.4-7;
St. Thomas Division, pp. 8-13;
Detroit Downtown, pp. 14-15;
Delray Interlocking, pp. 16-17;
Oakwood Yard, pp. 18-23;
Taylor-Montpelier, pp. 24-29;
Toledo-Montpelier, pp. 30-31;
Montpelier-Chicago, pp. 32-37;
Montpelier-Peru, pp. 38-43;
Peru-Tilton, pp. 44-49;
Chicago-Forrest, pp. 50-54;
Forrest-Bement, pp. 55-56;
Decatur, December 1960, pp. 57-59;
Decatur, Yard and Shop (mid-60s), pp. 60-67;
Decatur Depot and Wabic Tower, pp. 68-73;
Decatur-Granite City, pp. 74-78;
Decatur-Springfield, pp. 79-82;
Springfield, pp. 83-87;
Springfield-Jacksonville, pp. 88-91;
Jacksonville, pp. 92-97;
Jacksonville-Hannibal, pp. 98-102;
Hannibal-Moberly, pp. 103-106;
St. Louis, pp. 107-115;
St. Louis-Moberly, pp. 116-119;
Council Bluffs, pp. 120-121;
Kansas City, pp. 122-123;
Diesel Locomotive Roster, pp. 124-128;
About Those Experimental Blues, pg. 129;
Selected Wrecks, pp. 130-131;
Depots Photo Gallery, pp. 132-136;
Cabooses Photo Gallery, pg. 137;
Freight Cars Photo Gallery, pp. 138-139;
Passenger Cars Photo Gallery, pp. 140-142;
Index to Photo Subjects, pg. 143;
Observation Car Photos, pg. 144.
Wabash Railroad Map, End Papers.
Four Ways West Publications, 144 pages, 8.5 x 11 x .5 in., 453 color photographs, system map, diesel locomotive roster and index.