What's New

New and improved app homepage
Numerous bug fixes and improvements

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App Description

If you are interested in any aspect of railways around the world, then Locomotives International is the magazine for you!

Our regular features include:

• Archive Foursome – A double page spread of working steam as it used to be
• Around the Continents – bringing you news from railways around the world
• Back Track – Our readers update and provide additional information on features from previous issues
• Information Wanted / Received – Readers’ requests and the responses generated from them
• Modern Memories – Diesels and Electrics now have their own history. In this photo feature we showcase views which can no longer be seen, but which might not be thought of as “history”
• Readers’ Reports – these are the pages we hand over to our readers, to tell us what they have seen and where they have seen it
• Travel the World by Rail – A calendar style roundup of railway holidays which readers  might consider taking
• World Steam in Focus – the best in steam photography from around the world


This is a free app download. Within the app users can purchase the current issue and back issues.

Subscriptions are also available within the application. A subscription will start from the latest regular issue at the time of purchase.

-The subscription will renew automatically unless cancelled more than 24 hours before the end of the current period. You will be charged for renewal within 24 hours of the end of the current period, for the same duration and at the current subscription rate for the product.
-You may turn off the auto-renewal of subscriptions through your Account Settings, however you are not able to cancel the current subscription during its active period.
-Payment will be charged to your iTunes account at confirmation of purchase and any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when a subscription to that publication is purchased.
-If a subscription offers a free trial, at the end of the trial period, you will be charged the full price of the subscription. You may cancel a subscription during its free trial period via the subscription settings on your iTunes account. This must be done 24 hours before the end of the subscription period to avoid being charged.

Users can register for/ login to a pocketmags account in-app. This will protect their issues in the case of a lost device and allow browsing of purchases on multiple platforms. Existing pocketmags users can retrieve their purchases by logging into their account.

We recommend loading the app for the first time in a wi-fi area so that all issue data is retrieved.
If your app will not load past the splash page after a first install or an update, please delete and reinstall the app from the App Store

Help and frequently asked questions can be accessed in-app and on pocketmags.

If you have any problems at all please do not hesitate to contact us: [email protected]


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iPhone Screenshots

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iPad Screenshots

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App Changes

  • March 01, 2016 Initial release
  • June 13, 2019 New version 6.0.0
  • September 16, 2023 New version 7.0.15