2022 Rail Photo Contest Winners

Our 2nd Annual SMVRR Photo Contest has been completed. Congratulations to the winners of this years contest! Thanks to everyone who submitted photos!

The winning photos will be showcased in the Friends Winter Newsletter which will be published in January 2023. The winning photos will also be included in the railroads 2023 calendar.

Our 2022 Winners

Santa Maria Valley Railroad

First - John Roskoski - 3501 StockPass/Stock Yard inbound
Second - Christian Schultz - 1801 Betteravia Jct outbound
Third (tie) - Steven James - 3501 approaching Sinton inbound
Third (tie) - Christian Schultz - 3501 Brown Road inbound

    First - John Roskoski

    Second - Christian Schultz

    Third - Steven James

    Third - Christian Schultz

Manifest Freight Trains Serving the Santa Maria Valley Railroad

First - Christian Schultz - Northbound LOF67 near Gaviota
Second - John Roskoski – Southbound LOF66 at Tajiguas Beach

    First - Christian Schultz

    Second - John Roskoski

2023 Photo Contest Kickoff

And now that the 2022 Photo Contest is over, you can begin working on your entries for the 2023 Photo Contest. Categories for the 2023 calendar will once again be the Santa Maria Valley Railroad, and UPRR Manifest Freight Trains Serving the SMVRR. The deadline for the 2023 contest will be September 1, 2023. In addition to first, second and third place in the two categories, submissions may be selected for the Railroad's 2024 Calendar.