Kalmbach Publishing

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Kalmbach Publishing
Founded 1934
Founder Al C. Kalmbach
Country of origin United States
Headquarters location Waukesha, Wisconsin, United States
Key people Charles R. Croft
Publication types Books, magazines
Nonfiction topics Hobbies, trains, crafts, model railroading, autos, drones, astronomy, snowmobiles.
Number of employees 275 [1]
Official website www.kalmbach.com

Kalmbach Publishing Co. is an American publisher of books and magazines, many of them railroad-related. It is now located in nearby Waukesha, Wisconsin. The company's magazine titles include:

  • American Snowmobiler
  • Art Jewelry
  • Astronomy
  • Bead & Button
  • Bead Style
  • Classic Toy Trains Magazine
  • Classic Trains Magazine
  • Discover
  • Drone 360
  • Fine Scale Modeler Magazine
  • Garden Railways
  • Model Railroader (its first periodical)
  • Model Retailer
  • Scale Auto
  • Trains (its second periodical)

The company also produces some annual publications.

In addition, it publishes numerous books, including the Tourist Trains Guidebook. An illustrated compendium of more than 450 tourist railroads, dinner trains, and rail museums in the U.S. and Canada, the 300-page guidebook's 2009 edition provides reviews by Trains magazine staff and contributors.[2] It was the original publisher of Jim Scribbins' The Hiawatha Story in 1970.

Gerald B. Boettcher, the company's president, retired in June 2012.[3] Charles R. Croft became the new president. [4]

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  1. ^ Kalmbach Publishing. "Charles R. Croft named President". 
  2. ^ Wrinn, Jim, ed. (2009). Tourist Trains Guidebook. Waukesha, Wisconsin: Kalmbach Publishing. p. 6. ISBN 978-0-87116-273-1. 
  3. ^ Trains (Kalmbach Publishing). Vol. 70 (no. 1). January 2010.
  4. ^ Kalmbach Publishing. "Charles R. Croft named President". 

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