Trains (magazine)

Trains is a monthly magazine about trains and railroads aimed at railroad enthusiasts and railroad industry employees. The magazine primarily covers railroad happenings in the United States and Canada, but has some articles on railroading elsewhere.

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EditorJim Wrinn
CategoriesRail transport
Total circulation
Year founded1940
CompanyKalmbach Media
Based inWaukesha, Wisconsin

It is among the 11 magazines published by Kalmbach Media, based in Waukesha, Wisconsin. Founded as Trains in 1940 by Al C. Kalmbach as publisher, together with Linn Westcott as editorial director through 1953, the magazine was named Trains and Travel from October 1951 to March 1954.[2]

Jim Wrinn, formerly of the Charlotte Observer, was named editor in 2004.


  • Al C. Kalmbach, 1940–1948
  • Willard V. Anderson, 1948–1953
  • David P. Morgan, 1953–1987
  • J. David Ingle, 1987–1992
  • Kevin P. Keefe, 1992–2000
  • Mark W. Hemphill, 2000–2004
  • Jim Wrinn, 2004–present

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  1. ^ Alliance for Audited Media (AAM), Online-database, accessed 2019-07-04, listing monthly average for last half of 2018
  2. ^ "Trains Timeline: a 75-year journey". Trains Magazine. May 2019.

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