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Seasonal Day in North America 2023 Deadlines

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Seasonal Day in North America 2023 Deadlines

Railroads Illustrated is happy to announce its fourth “Seasonal Day In North America” for the 2023 annual. Once again, you’ll have four opportunities to photograph your favorite railroads. Take advantage of all four dates and submit your best images from fall, winter, spring, and summer. Following last year’s format, we’ll start with fall and end with summer just before the annual goes to press. You’ll have up to four weeks after each date to send in your pictures. You may submit up to three images for each season. So mark your calendars now and please note the submission dates:

Fall DINA — Saturday, October 15, 2022
Submission Deadline: November 12, 2022

Winter DINA — Saturday, January 14, 2023
Submission Deadline: February 11, 2023

Spring DINA — Saturday, April 29, 2023
Submission Deadline: May 27, 2023

Summer DINA — Saturday, June 24, 2023
NEW Submission Deadline: June 28, 2023

Plan now for your railfanning adventures, and please tell your friends! We look forward to receiving your submissions. Beginning with the 2023 edition of Railroads Illustrated Annual, all future issues of this magazine will be sent to press the first of July. White River Productions has made this change to avoid the congestion of late summer publications all hitting the distribution department at the same time, causing delays in processing and shipping. The 2023 summer DINA will be held Saturday, June 24, but the submission deadline will move to June 28, which is less than a week to submit your three candidates. This deadline move does not affect fall, winter, and spring as participants will have up to four weeks to submit material.

DINA Feedback

Railroads Illustrated is looking for your feedback regarding future dates for Seasonal DINA. We would like to know if you prefer Saturdays (as has been the case for all DINA events since its inception), or if a change to weekdays on some dates is an option. Some railfans live close to short lines that do not operate on weekends. For those who have participated and correspond regularly, please drop the editor a note, and we will consider any changes that might provide additional opportunities for DINA. Thank you!

—Steve Jessup, Editor

This article was posted on: October 6, 2022