Dispatch & Radio Changes

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Dispatch & Radio Changes

Postby MEC407 » Fri Sep 11, 2015 10:46 am

From John McCormack:

John McCormack wrote:It appears that CM&Q dispatching services have been contracted out to Rail Term (http://www.railterm.com) and the former MMA dispatch center at Northern Maine Junction is no longer active. According to their web page, Rail Term operates out of dispatching centers located in Rutland Vermont. and Montreal, Quebec. The dispatcher now answers calls as “Rail Term Dispatch” and signs train orders with “RTC” (Rail Traffic Control) followed by the dispatcher’s initials. A set of 6 new frequencies are called out for the CM&Q in the Scan New England Wiki (http://scan-ne.net/wiki/index.php?title=Maine_Railroads) AAR Channels: 10,20,23,30,84,and 96. The following observations are based on the Brownville Junction area. AAR Channel 10 ( 160.260 MHz) is the Road Channel and most Train-to-Dispatch and Dispatch -to-Train communications now happen on this channel. I have not heard any activity on Channel 20 (160.410 MHz). Channel 23 (160.455 MHz) is used (by both CM&Q and EMRY) for switching activity at Brownville Junction Yard. Channel 30 (160.560 MHz) is MOW (maintenance of way). I have not heard any traffic on Channel 84 (161.370 MHz). Channel 96 (161.550 MHz) is a utility channel through the repeater. Traffic can also still be heard on AAR CH 71 (161.175 MHz). EMRY is pretty active, operating out of Brownville Junction Yard (on the Mattawamkeag Sub and picking up and dropping off cars at the “bypass” east of Brownville Jct). They can be heard on AAR Ch 91 (161.475 MHz).
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Re: Dispatch & Radio Changes

Postby KSmitty » Fri Sep 11, 2015 4:51 pm

CM&Q swapped to Rail Term in January, Irving's family of railroads followed suit in July.
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Re: Dispatch & Radio Changes

Postby CPF363 » Sat Sep 12, 2015 7:13 pm

Are the old BAR frequencies out of service now? What are the frequencies used in Vermont and Quebec since the switch-over to Rail Term? Here is the website for the Scan Vermont Wiki: http://scan-ne.net/wiki/index.php?title ... unications but that may be dated now.
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Re: Dispatch & Radio Changes

Postby cpf354 » Sun Jul 03, 2016 10:27 pm

The 36.0 HBD on the Moosehead sub transmitted on AAR 010 (160.2600 MHz) today for a westbound. For years it transmitted on CP Channel 4, AAR 067, 161.115MHz.
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Re: Dispatch & Radio Changes

Postby cpf354 » Sun Aug 07, 2016 1:45 pm

Update for the Moosehead Sub; on July 21 AAR 10 was used by dispatch, AAR 96 for MOW repeater. The 36.0 HBD did not transmit when trains passed over it but it sounds like it is still in service, so perhaps it only transmits when there is an alarm.
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