Firecrown Media Acquires Railroad Fan Magazines From Kalmbach Media

Firecrown Media has acquired Trains magazine and several other railroading publications from Kalmbach Media, Trains reports.  

The terms were not disclosed.

Also included are Classic Trains, Model Railroader, Classic Toy Trains, FineScale Modeler, and Astronomy.

Firecrown owns numerous transportation brands, including Flying, Plane & Pilot, Boating, Yachting, and the supply chain site FreightWaves.

“The rail titles fit perfectly into the Firecrown portfolio and the breadth of experience of our staff,” says Craig Fuller CEO of Firecrown Media. 

Fuller adds, “Kalmbach has deep ties in the railroad community, having published magazines and books about railroads and model trains for over 90 years.

The railroading businesses will remain headquartered in Waukesha, Wisconsin, with the staff retained. Firecrown Media is based in Chattanooga, Tennessee. 




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