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Follow the Flag: A History of the Wabash Railroad Company

H. Roger Grant


This book offers a history of the Wabash Railroad Company, a once-vital interregional carrier. Like most major American carriers, the Wabash grew out of an assortment of small firms. Thanks in part to the genius of financier Jay Gould, by the early 1880s what was then known as the Wabash, St. Louis & Pacific Railway reached the principal gateways of Chicago, Des Moines, Detroit, Kansas City, and St. Louis. In the 1890s, the Wabash gained access to Buffalo and direct connections to Boston and New York City. One extension fizzled, and in 1904 entry into Pittsburgh caused financial turmoil, ultim ... More

Keywords: Wabash Railroad Company, railway, interregional carrier, Ann Arbor Railroad, receivership, Norfolk & Western Railway, Wabash Cannonball, midwestern railroad, American transportation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781501747779
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501747779.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

H. Roger Grant, author
Clemson University