Dave Ingles to become 'Classic Trains' contributing editor

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Classic Trains' Dave Ingles, shown on a 2006 NRHS trip. Ingles will become a contributing editor at the magazine.
Longtime Trains magazine staffer and current Classic Trains Senior Editor J. David Ingles today is leaving his employment at Kalmbach Media. Dave will still be a member of the Classic Trains team, serving as Contributing Editor, working on a freelance basis from home. In this role he will continue to edit articles, proof maps, and review layouts, and his “Ingles Color Classics” series will continue in the magazine.
The son and grandson of railroaders, “JDI” began contributing to Trains about 1959, and joined the staff as Associate Editor in May 1971. He had previously been a newspaper sportswriter in Springfield, Ill., a position he left in order to ride passenger trains during the last weeks before Amtrak. Dave rose to the post of Trains managing editor before becoming editor upon the retirement of David P. Morgan in 1987. From 1992 to 2007 he served as senior editor of Trains, and was named to the same post at Classic Trains when that magazine was launched in 2000. He retired from Trains in 2007 but remained a part-time Kalmbach employee, working only on Classic Trains. With more than 47 years at Kalmbach, he is among the longest serving employees in the company’s history.
With Dave’s transition to Classic Trains, Contributing Editor Brian M. Schmidt, currently an associate editor for Trains, will divide his time between that magazine and Classic Trains.

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