The incredible shrinking Trains

The April 2008 issue of Trains arrived in the mail today, and I was surprised at just how thin the magazine has gotten: it’s only 68 pages long. Compare:

April 2004116 pages
April 200588 pages
April 2006108 pages
April 200784 pages
April 200868 pages

Since a magazine’s length is generally a function of the amount of advertising contained therein, I’m not sure this is good — even by the standards of the beleaguered magazine industry.