Wabash Depot Museum – Moravia, Iowa


The Wabash Depot Museum was obtained from the Norfolk and Southern Railroad in 1976 when the line was discontinued through Moravia, Iowa. Displays include a section car used on the rails in the early 1900s, an operational signal board for signaling train crews before modern radio communications were used, models of trains and railroads that once crossed Appanoose County and Moravia and artifacts of local history providing a look at how people once lived in Moravia.

Location: 800 West North Street Moravia, Iowa

Hours: Open on national holidays and by appointment May 1 through November 30

Phone: 641-724-9073.


  1. The Appanoose County Train Rides will be July 11 and 12. (2009) The 70-minute leaves the Wabash Depot in Moravia, travels to Albia and returns. The cost is $10 for adults, $6 for children 6-12, and $2 for children 5 and under. There are 5 departure times on Saturday: 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. On Sunday there are 4 departure times: 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. Reservations are highly recommended by calling 800-611-3800.

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