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Trains [Kindle Edition]

by Kalmbach Publishing Co.
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

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If you love trains - the power of thundering modern diesels...the glory of historic railroads and vintage steam engines... and the drama of real-life stories of life on the rails - then Trains magazine is for you! Here's what you can look forward to in every monthly issue of Trains magazine: Inside Information: detailed railroad news and insightful commentary on today's freight railroads, passenger service, transit, preservation, fan opportunities, and more. Locomotives: Intimate details about locomotives and how they work-from hybrid engines to new ultra-efficient diesel engines and high-speed commuter trains. Technological Advances: Brilliant new improvements in railroad safety, performance and efficiency. Railroad Maps: Detailed maps of old and new rail lines spotlighting the impact of railroads all across America. First-person Accounts: Harrowing tales, amusing mistakes, and eye-opening "you are there" accounts will keep you on the edge of your seat! Historical Drama: Inspiring tales from railroad history, plus profiles of history's greatest railroad leaders and the routes they ran. Brilliant full-color Photographs: Award winning photos so vivid and inspiring, they're practically suitable from framing! You get all this and MORE in every issue of Trains Magazine.

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35 of 40 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Sneaky Publisher September 8, 2012
Here's the short on digital magazine subscriptions from Klambach -- DO NOT SUBSCRIBE TO ANY OF THEIR MAGS!!!

Why? Simple, first, you are strictly limited to viewing the magazine *only* on the Kindle, iPhone or iPad. You cannot even view it on your computer like you can with nearly all other magazine publishers. This was a decision by Kalmbach not Amazon. Second, the price is high for a digital product! Wasn't digital content supposed to be easier to develop and publish? Last, many magazine publishers have realistic view on the future of printing and have begun to offer subscription packages that include both the printed version as well as the digital one. As of now (2012-09-07) Kalmbach has chosen to not offer this type of subscription - maybe it will change but I doubt it!

Please note that I have been a print subscriber of 'Model Railroader', 'Trains' and others from Kalmbach for over thirty (30) years. I did not reach my opinion lightly. Frankly I love my printed magazines and thought that a digital copy would be way to bring my magazine rack with me wherever I go. Sadly that didn't work out.

Therefore, my suggestion is if you want 'Model Railroader', 'Trains', 'Fine Scale Modeler' or others in their selection, opt for the printed copy - you'll be glad you did.

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P.S. If this review was helpful to you (either positive or negative) please click the appropriate button below. I do NOT receive anything of value beyond an email saying that someone (you) found my rant helpful. I would just like to know. ★smile★

My God bless you for all your days.

Thank you,
Charles S. Roaten
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful picturesque trains November 23, 2011
This is a beautiful magazine filled with pages of wonderful photos of wilderness and trains. The Alaska Ice Rail issue is amazing. The Amazon Kindle Newsstand is starved of magazines with wilderness and outdoor magazines, but this one is available, which is great. There is a lot of densely packed information about trains: news, history and technology. All of which is very interesting and well put together. It looks pretty great on my Kindle Fire.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superior Job for this Kindle Edition March 6, 2012
I have been reading the print edition of Trains for many years. The publication is great. Kindle has done an excellent job of making this edition electronically. The photographs are sharply rendered. Navigation is superior to other electronic editions. You do not have move or enlarge the page in order to read or navigate, but turn them as you go. Good Job, Kindle. I would make past issues available, not just the current one. Again, I say excellent job.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars What Happened? And Why? June 12, 2012
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I was reading 4 past issues fine on my android and trying get my latest issue.But got message my android phone was no longer supported.But it was working fine.Why change something that works.Bring it back!!!!
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1.0 out of 5 stars Does not deliver to the Kindle PC App February 8, 2014
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Amazon does not make clear that this magazine cannot be viewed on the PC App. Even though the decision to do this is within the control of the publisher, Amazon has a responsibility to state this limitation before purchase. This magazine has detailed maps and graphics that can't be reasonably viewed on a small screen device. So if you have a tablet or kindle, the subscription might work for you, but if you have just an android phone, good luck.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A Great Presentation of a Great Publication December 7, 2013
Trains (the magazine) is always a MUST for railfans. The KIndle Fire version is superb! (My previous digital subscription to Trains was through Zinio, which might have earned a single star rating.) My only reason for not offering the fifth star is that, because I subscribed through a "third party vendor" I must log on to the Trains website each month with a new password in order to access their wonderful supplemental offerings. Reading Trains on my Kindle Fire is a wonderful experience.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Train travel March 4, 2014
I love this magazine and had subscribed to it years ago. I also love trains and used to 'chase' them and photograph them. Rode them a lot when I was younger. In the 1960's, the company I worked for transferred me to mid-Missouri (Moberly) My wife, son and I traveled back home on weekends, usually taking the train.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Magazine July 10, 2012
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This version of trains is cheaper on the Kindle and quality is excellent. This also one of the few magazines I will read. I enjoy trains, as I type now I and you have to think, our Kindle rode the rails before we purchased it.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Did enjoy the winter issue
Seems to more of a magazine for the trade than a railfan magazine. Did enjoy the winter issue. Miss the Christmas issues of the past.
Published 15 days ago by Chuck Morgan
5.0 out of 5 stars A Must for the serious rail fan!
Insightful and current accounts of real-life railroading plus articles of historic import. A must for the serious rail fan or anyone who wishes to keep current with 21st century... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Howard Munson
5.0 out of 5 stars GOOD RAILROAD BRIDGE
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
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Published 18 months ago by robert a james
1.0 out of 5 stars Great if you work in the railroad industry; difficult if you do not
I have a strong interest in trains, but no particular knowledge. When I read an issue of Trains magazine, I had to have an online dictionary to determine terms like... Read more
Published 21 months ago by David L. Russell
5.0 out of 5 stars Trains Review
I have been reading this magazine on and off for over 40 years. Its nice to be able to get this on Kindle and not having to worry about cluttering up the house with a lot of old... Read more
Published 22 months ago by Roy Grabman
5.0 out of 5 stars Read the hard copy
I find the electronic copy hard to read and fortunately have a real paper based subscription mailed to me each month. As always the quality is superb as it has been for years.
Published on September 27, 2013 by Paul Munro
5.0 out of 5 stars I love Trains!
I very much enjoy this magazine. I have been reading Trains for many years and the digital copy comes in handy when I am on the road. Good buy!
Published on January 15, 2013 by angel
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