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Great railroading gifts for 2022!

By | November 1, 2022

The latest railroading and railfan gifts are available from the Kalmbach Hobby Store

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Railfans, their friends, and family might be struggling to find railroading gifts for 2022 that are just right: affordable, fun, and right on the mark when it comes to getting railroading right.

Each year, Trains.com and sister website Kalmbach Hobby Store announce gifts that are spot-on and sure to please. See our annual list below!

2023 Railroading Calendars

Cover image for the TRN 2023 annual calendar.
Trains 2023 Calendar.
Classic Trains 2023 calendar cover.
Classic Trains 2023 calendar.

2023 Railroading Calendars
$12.99 Each
Enjoy moving trains in breathtaking scenes across the country in these exclusive railroading calendars from Trains and Classic Trains. Whether you prefer stunning historic railroad photos or spectacular modern scenes, Kalmbach Hobby Store has the calendar for you.

How Steam Locomotives Work

How Steam locomotives work book cover.
How Steam Locomotives Work book cover.

How Steam Locomotives Work
$27.99
This book is a wonderful gift for anybody who likes steam locomotives. Follow along with accomplished railway author Brian Solomon as he guides you through the various components and evolution of steam locomotives. You’ll learn how locomotives were designed, how they work, their strengths and weaknesses, how they evolved, and more!

End of Standard Gauge Metal Sign

Picture of sign.
End Of Standard Gauge sign.

End of Standard Gauge Metal Sign
$12.99
Celebrate the end of standard gauge and the start of narrow gauge with this tin sign. This exclusive sign is a great statement for dens, offices, layout rooms, and other getaways. Talk about one of the awesome railroading gifts for 2022.

Big Boy Chalk Writing Mug

Black mug with white and red writing.
Big Boy drink mug, by Trains.

Big Boy Chalk Writing Mug
$12.99
Mugs are the perfect holiday gift! Enjoy your morning cup of coffee with Big Boy No. 4014, one of the world’s largest and most powerful steam locomotives. Exclusively from Trains magazine!

Locomotive 2022

Magazine cover and E-edition on tablet.
Locomotive 2022 cover images for the print and E-editions.

Locomotive 2022
$9.95
No other product covers the locomotive business’ past, present, and future as thoroughly as the Locomotive 2022 special issue. Don’t miss the most comprehensive and up-to-date coverage of motive-power trends, new locomotive production, rebuilds, and other changes in North American fleets.

Railroad Family Trees Poster

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Railroad family trees poster.

Railroad Family Trees Poster
$9.99
America’s big freight railroad systems have fascinating and complicated histories. In our exclusive family tree poster, learn how BNSF Railway, Canadian National, Canadian Pacific, CSX, Kansas City Southern, Norfolk Southern, and Union Pacific came to be.

Floaty Pens

Close up image of a red pen with a Santa Fe locomotive image.
Trains’ Santa Fe floaty pen.

Floaty Pens
$5.99 Each
Write in style with these exclusive, commemorative floaty pens! Collect them all – Big Boy, Santa Fe, Burlington Northern, and many more. Plus, the more you buy, the more you save!

Big Boy No. 4014 Puzzle

Image of a puzzle box lid with locomotive.
Big Boy puzzle.

Big Boy No. 4014 Puzzle
$14.99
A perfect holiday activity, piece together Big Boy No. 4014! Enjoy completing this 500-piece puzzle of Big Boy No. 4014 as it makes its first westbound run across the Union Pacific Overland Route main line on May 5, 2019 at Red Desert, Wyo.

North American Cabooses Flashcards

Back and front of a flash card featuring a red caboose.
Caboose flash cards sample.

North American Cabooses Flashcards
$10.99
Created exclusively for Trains magazine, North American Cabooses Flashcards feature stunning photography and images from the Don Heimburger Collection and impressive facts about iconic cabooses across North America.

Burlington Zephyr Blanket

Black and white image blanket on a couch.
Trains’ Burlington Zephyr blanket.

Burlington Zephyr Blanket
$44.99
Stay warm during chilly railfanning adventures with this blanket. This plush throw features one of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy’s original 1935 Twin Zephyr trains bursting through a mound of snow piled on the track for dramatic effect near Lee, Ill.

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