Read back issue articles online?

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Read back issue articles online?
Posted by LithoniaOperator on Saturday, March 23, 2019 8:50 AM

As a subscriber to the print version of the magazine, should I be able to read articles from back issues online?

My copy of the Fall 2018 issue got thrown out prematurely, and there's an article I want to read. I have located the article online (while logged in), in a table of contents for that isssue; but when I click on it, it only returns me to that table of contents page. ??

What am I mising here?

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Saturday, March 23, 2019 9:20 AM

I've never seen an entire back-issue posted on-line, however some articles from back-issues may be found under "The Way It Was."  

I've recycled issues prematurely myself.  I just let out a groan, went to my local hobby shop and bought another, kicking myself in the butt in the meantime.

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Posted by Miningman on Saturday, March 23, 2019 9:38 AM

You need a subscription to the Digital Version in addition to or instead of the paper magazine. 

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Posted by LithoniaOperator on Saturday, March 23, 2019 2:13 PM

Thank you, Flintlock and Miningman.

Now I've got the scoop.

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Posted by Trinity River Bottoms Boomer on Sunday, March 24, 2019 8:14 AM

Surely a subscriber who reads your request will be happy happy to copy the artical in question and send same to you!:)

Since I don't possess this issue I'm afraid this leaves me out.

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Posted by LithoniaOperator on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 7:36 AM

Thanks, Boomer. But I don't want to put anyone to that much trouble.

It's possible that I in fact did read the article in question, and just forgot. When I read the current The Best Of Everything (I really enjoy these acounts), I couldn't remember what the previous issue's installment was about. But on the other hand, I can't remember where I put my car keys either! Confused

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Posted by Trinity River Bottoms Boomer on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 1:40 PM

I believe most contributors who are regulars on the Classic Trains blog sites would be more than happy to accommodate you with a copy of the artical you seek.  Of course, I believe a subscription to Trains provides access to all Kalmbach railroad related back issues.  When you sign up to receive the e-mail newsletters you should receive a great deal on a subscription to Trains that you surely won't be able to refuse to take advantage of.  It's certainly worth a try!

The Trinity River Bottoms Boomer

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Posted by LithoniaOperator on Thursday, March 28, 2019 10:14 AM

Well, I am going to take Boomer's advice, and see if anyone wants to send me a copy of Chris Burger's The Best of Everything from the Winter 2018 issue.

If a volunteer is willing, please send me a Private Message, and I will provide you with a mailing address, or an email address (if you can just photograph the article for me).

Your help will be most appreciated.

I subscribe to both Trains and Classic Trains print versions, but without a digital subscription I cannot access the article online.

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Posted by Fr.Al on Thursday, March 28, 2019 12:04 PM

Speaking of back issues, can someone refresh my failing memory? About 7 or 8 years ago, in an issue of CT, there was a picture of an SP Mogul leading a Sacremento Northern Electric, hailing a freight train down a city street. I loaned the issue to a co-worker to paint a picture of that scene. Sadly, his health declined and I've since moved. Would like to purchase that issue.

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Posted by LithoniaOperator on Thursday, March 28, 2019 12:20 PM

Try going to this page: http://ctr.trains.com/issues

By using the pulldown menus to specify date parameters, you might be able to identify that issue. The table of contents for each issue is quite detailed, and there is even a photo for each article.

Try searching issues from, say, Jan 2010 to Dec 2013.

 

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