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Looking for a railroad radio frequency? Check this first!

Postby Aa3rt » Sat Jul 23, 2005 9:31 pm

There are often posts at this forum such as "What frequency does the Podunk, Tank Town & Goober City Railroad use?" Below I have provided a number of links to railroad frequency lists available on line. Often a little research will yield the desired result.

That being said, there are two caveats:

1. The website may not have the latest frequency change(s) incorporated, so that information may be outdated.

2. Some railroads have begun dispatching by cell phone. Here in southern Maryland, along CSX's Popes Creek subdivision http://www.traingod.railfan.net both are used, with no consistency as to why or when one mode (radio vs. cell phone) is preferred.

Additionally, if you aren't hearing the desired broadcasts, you may be too far away.

Railroad Radio Frequency links:

U.S. Railroad Radio Frequencies, from Jim Kalrath:

http://www.whrc-wi.org/railfreqs.htm

Jim Fordyce's Long Island Scanning Resources: (includes all northeastern states from Maine to Maryland and the District of Columbia)

http://www.fordyce.org/scanning/

Chicago/midwest frequencies:

http://www.carmachicago.com/rail.htm

AlabamaRailfan.com: (includes antenna tips and AAR channel assignments)

http://www.alabamarailfan.com/scanner.php

Clay (N2VKG) Irving's Scanning Reference links page:

Http://www.panix.com/~clay/scanning/index.cgi?railroad

Please try these references first-if you can't find what you're looking for here, feel free to start a new thread.
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Postby Conrail1990 » Sun Apr 01, 2007 9:18 pm

Also Railroadradio.net works too.
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A good source for Amtrak frequencies

Postby Aa3rt » Thu Apr 12, 2007 8:35 am

Many Amtrak frequencies can be found here:

http://www.on-track-on-line.com/amtrak-freqs.shtml
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