Grand Junction Frequency between B.E.T. and Readville

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Grand Junction Frequency between B.E.T. and Readville

Postby bostonrailfan » Wed Aug 10, 2011 9:52 am

Would anyone know what frequency is used when the MBCR, Amtrak, Pan Am, etc. are using the Grand Junction between B.E.T. and Beacon Park Yard? I was planning on going railfanning and checking the Grand Junction out, but I dont know what frequency is used for it, and how often it is used. Many thanks if you can help me with this.
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Re: Grand Junction Frequency between B.E.T. and Readville

Postby bostonrailfan » Wed Aug 10, 2011 2:15 pm

It actually runs between Beacon Park Yard and the B.E.T. in Somerville. I just looked it up and found that they run 4 to 6 trains during the week and only a few during the weekends. I just don't know what times of the day they run them. Anyone know?
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Re: Grand Junction Frequency between B.E.T. and Readville

Postby railman616 » Wed Sep 07, 2011 12:31 am

Sunday thru Thursday B721 heads over to New England Produce Market in the late afternoon around 5:00pm and return after 10:30pm. The Readville Switcher for the MBCR makes the run over to the BET in the evening. Also for Amtrak the Portland switcher will occasionally will make the run from South Hampton Street to North Station to swap equipment. For Beacon Park we use AAR channel 64 (161.07mhz) to talk with the yard master and channel 46 (160.8mhz) for the B & A mainline. For the Grand Junction I think its AAR 14 (160.32mhz). I know I am going to get grief about not knowing the frerquency as I am suppose it be qualified over there, csxconductor stay off my back.
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Re: Grand Junction Frequency between B.E.T. and Readville

Postby bostonrailfan » Mon Nov 21, 2011 12:01 pm

okay thank you i wasn't sure. a friend and i went walking along the grand junction and we didnt hear or see anything, but now i know for the next time for when to go and see some trains make there runs on this line. the frequencies you listed seem to be the standard ones that are used by csx (160.800) the 160.320 is used by mbcr and pan am on the fitchburg line which runs pretty much next to the grand junction when it gets close to the b.e.t. thank you again.
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