Eric White named Model Railroader Magazine editor

White succeeds Carl Swanson, who is moving to TRAINS Magazine

Man with glasses.

Man with glasses.
Model Railroader Editor Eric White.

WAUKESHA, Wis — Kalmbach Media Co. has named veteran editor and journalist Eric White as the new editor of MODEL RAILROADER, the nation’s largest-circulation magazine covering the model railroading hobby.

White succeeds Carl Swanson, who is moving to TRAINS Magazine, also published by Kalmbach Media.

White joined the MODEL RAILROADER in 2014 as Associate Editor. A promotion to Senior Editor followed in 2020. In addition to his magazine editorial duties, White has also edited a number of Kalmbach books. He is looking forward to leading Kalmbach Media’s flagship magazine as it enters its 90th year of monthly publication.

“I’m excited to be taking on this role at Model Railroader, a magazine I’ve enjoyed since I was a boy. I’m also relieved to know guidance from my predecessor is just around the corner. I look forward to continuing to meet modelers at shows, and to operate with them at operating sessions around the country. I hope to continue bringing updates on my layouts at home, as well as sharing modelers’ layouts from across North America and beyond,” White said.

A native of Pennsylvania and graduate of Temple University, Eric worked as a newspaper reporter before joining Kalmbach. A talented modeler, his handiwork frequently graces the pages of MODEL RAILROADER. He is a lifelong fan of the Pennsylvania Railroad.

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