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Unread postby MMRR-24 » Thu Jan 05, 2006 6:05 pm

For my birthday, I got a scanner radio and would like to know all the Railroad channels for CSX's Wyoming Yard and the NS yard in Grand Rapids.
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Unread postby Mackinac Mac » Thu Jan 05, 2006 6:11 pm

Here ya Go!

AAR-08 160.230 CSX Main Road Channel with defect detectors

AAR-14 160.320 CSX Jacksonville AW Dispatcher

AAR-12 160.290 CSX Yard Channel

AAR-20 160-410 CSX Yard Channel

AAR-26 160.500 CSX Yard Channel (but not used)

AAR-53 160.905 CSX Yard Channel

AAR-70 161.160 CSX Yard Channel

AAR-42 160.740 CSX Engine House

AAR-45 160.785 CSX Maintenance of Way

AAR-46 160.800 NS #1 Road Channel

I jsut got anew scanner myself, in addition to my old Bearcat, its a Radio Shack Pro-83.. little compact guy, but excellent results. What antenna are you using?
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Unread postby Mackinac Mac » Thu Jan 05, 2006 6:13 pm

And should you wander Michigan...


End of Train Device (EOT)

457.9375 End of Train Telemetry

Adrian & Blissfield (ADBF)

160.650 36 All operations
161.220 74 Riga interchange

Algoma Central (ACRI)
Operating in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

160.530 28 Ch. 1 Road
160.575 31 Ch. 2 Yard
160.605 33 Ch. 3 Yard

Amtrak (AMTK)
Most non-Michigan frequencies omitted

151.515 N/A Amtrak/Union Station Police
160.245 09 Police (Detroit)
160.305 13 Passenger services
160.365 17 Amtrak/Union Station Police
160.395 19 MOW
160.545 29 Special agents
160.740 42 Shop
161.205 73 Car department
161.265 77 Police/mutual aid
161.325 81 MOW
Road (Porter, IN to Kalamazoo, MI)
161.505 93 Police (Detroit)

Ann Arbor (AA)
Operating in Toledo, OH

161.355 83 Switch/general operations
161.490 92 Road and Ottawa Yard, Toledo

Canadian National/Illinois Central (CN/IC)

160.365 17 Ch. 5 Terminal switching
160.485 25 Ch. 6 Dispatcher
160.665 37 Ch. 4 Dispatcher
160.935 55 Ch. 3 Dispatcher
161.025 61 Ch. 8 Dispatcher
161.205 73 Ch. 2 Dispatcher
161.415 87 Ch. 1 End to end
161.505 93 Police

Canadian National/Illinois Central Michigan District (CN/IC)
Formerly Grand Trunk Western (GTW)

160.440 22 Police
160.470 24 Police (Detroit Area)
160.530 28 Ch. 2 Dispatcher
160.590 32 Ch. 1 Road
160.680 38 Yard
160.740 42 Yard
160.845 49 Ch. 3 Yard
160.905 53 Special Agents
160.920 54 Road (ex-DT&S)
160.950 56 Ch. 4 MofW
160.980 58 PBX
161.010 60 PBX
161.040 62 Yard
161.220 74 Dispatcher for Flint Sub (TD3)
Road (ex-DT&I)
161.280 78 Police

Central Michigan (CMGN)

161.280 78 Ch. 1 Road
161.310 80 Ch. 2 Yard, LSRC interchange, Bay City

C P Rail (CP)
Doesn't have trackage in Michigan

452.9375 CP508 Head of Train Telemetry
457.9375 CP507 End of Train Telemetry

CSX (CSXT)
Most non-Michigan frequencies omitted

160.230 8 Road (ex-Chessie)
160.275 11 Carmen
160.290 12 Yard
160.320 14 Dispatcher AW (ex-Chessie)
160.530 28 Yard (ex-Chessie)
160.635 35 Dispatcher BX
160.740 42 Yard
160.785 45 MOW/engineering
160.875 51 Police
160.890 52 Ch. Y1
160.980 58 PBX
161.160 70 Yard
161.280 78 Yard
161.295 79 Police
161.370 84 Dispatcher AX (ex-SBD)
161.460 90 Yard

Coe Rail (CRLE)

161.025 61 General Operations

Delray Connecting (DC)

153.050 Mill operations
153.080 Plant operations

Escanaba & Lake Superior (ELS)

160.320
161.550 14
96 Ch. 1 Road
161.310
160.290 80
12 Ch. 2 Road

Grand Rapids & Eastern (GR)

161.235 75 General Operations

Huron & Eastern (HESR)

160.380 18 FCC - Base & Mobile
160.440 22 Road & Yard
161.355 83 Dispatcher
161.400 86 CC - Base & Mobile

Illinois Central (IC)

160.725 41 Piggyback ramps
160.815 47 Woodcrest shops
160.920 54 Ch. F2 Road
160.950 56 Ch. Y3 Yard
161.010 60 Ch. Y4 Yard
161.190 72 Ch. F1 Road
161.205 73 Special Agents
161.280 78 Ch. Y2 Yard
161.460 90 Ch. Y1 Yard
161.505 93 Yard

Indiana & Ohio (IORY)
Operating in Logan, OH

160.575 31 Yard
161.220 74 Road (ex-DT&I)
161.385 85 Road

Indiana Northeastern (IN)

161.100 66 Road & Yard
161.400 86 Dispatcher

Lake States (LSRC)

160.350 16 Ch. 3 Limited Use
161.280 78 Ch. 2 Administration
161.310 80 Ch. 1 General Operations

Lake Superior & Ishpeming (LSI)

156.800 Ore Docks - Ship to Shore
160.230 8 Road & Repeater Output
160.950 56 MOW
161.490 92 Repeater

Michigan Shore Railroad (MSR)

161.235 75 General Operations

Michigan Southern (MSO)

160.755 43 General Operations

Mid-Michigan Railroad (MMRR)

154.570 FCC - Mobiles
154.600 FCC - Mobiles
160.815 47 MOW
161.145 69 General Operations
161.235 75 General Operations
FCC - Base & Mobiles

Norfolk Southern (NS)
Most non-Michigan frequencies omitted

160.305 13 Police (Car to Car)
160.380 18 Melvindale Yard (Car Dept.)
160.440 22 Road
160.515 27 PBX 9 PBX
160.620 34 Melvindale Yard (Car Dept.)
160.800 46 Ch. 1 Road
160.860 50 Ch. 3 Yard
160.980 58 Ch. 4 Yard
161.070 64 Ch. 2 Yard
161.115 67 End of Train Telemetry
161.205 73 Police (Car to Car)
161.235 75 PBX 9 PBX
161.250 76 Oakwood Yard
161.280 78 Police (Mutual Aid)

Saginaw Valley (SGVY)

161.400 86 General Operations

Tuscola & Saginaw Bay (TSBY)

160.575 31 Ch. 1 Road and Dispatcher
161.100 66 Ch. 2 Car shops

West Michigan (WMI)

161.025 61 General Operations

Wisconsin Central (WC)

160.260 10 Ch. 2 Road
Gladstone Yard
160.335 15 Ch. 4 Road
160.785 45 Ch. 1 Road (WC lines west)
160.845 49 Ch. 5 Yard
161.070 64 Ch. 6 Yard
161.250 76 Ch. 7 Yard
161.295 79 Ch. 3 Road (WC lines east)
161.385 85 Ch. 8 Yard
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Unread postby MMRR-24 » Thu Jan 05, 2006 7:33 pm

I am using a Radio Shack Pro-82 dont know the Attena, (not that familer with it yet) but Thanks a lot for the radio frequncies :D
Cant pick up any rail action where I am, but it will come in handy railfaning!
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Unread postby patrick » Thu Jan 05, 2006 8:09 pm

Thank You Mike for posting all of these. i am going to speak to zack about copying these over to the operating info section of the main site. For a long time now people have been asking about scanner freqs now we have them.. thanks again
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Correction on NS road

Unread postby Mackinac Mac » Thu Jan 05, 2006 9:00 pm

NS road is now
160.380 on the Wabash
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Unread postby Mackinac Mac » Thu Jan 05, 2006 9:02 pm

I suggest you go over to Radio Shack and purchase the POLICE CALL Frequency Guide. The out of date one costs jsut a few bucks and it has all the Railraod Frequencies used in Michigan, polcie departments, hospitals, buslines, anything you can think of including hotels, resturaunts, etc.
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Unread postby patrick » Thu Jan 05, 2006 9:22 pm

ya I own an OLDDDD one from 1995.... but I'm not posting out of date stuff. I want everything as up to date as possible.
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Unread postby MMRR-24 » Mon Jan 09, 2006 8:14 pm

Listened to MMRR today on CH 154.600. Now once I get my license to carry my scanner, I will go chase them, knowing where they are.
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Unread postby ~Z~ » Mon Jan 09, 2006 8:56 pm

MMRR-24 wrote:Listened to MMRR today on CH 154.600. Now once I get my license to carry my scanner, I will go chase them, knowing where they are.


hmmm...all official railroad channels are between 160.215 and 161.565....
maybe they were using ham radios or other equipment on those lines.
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Unread postby RailCanon » Tue Jan 10, 2006 7:31 am

railroadfan wrote:
MMRR-24 wrote:Listened to MMRR today on CH 154.600. Now once I get my license to carry my scanner, I will go chase them, knowing where they are.


hmmm...all official railroad channels are between 160.215 and 161.565....
maybe they were using ham radios or other equipment on those lines.


159.810-161.565 and all channels between are the official channels. The first six or so are reserved for canadian railroads.

According to Mike's post above, you were listening to this:
154.600 FCC - Mobiles MMRR
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Unread postby SD80MAC » Tue Mar 14, 2006 1:11 pm

You need a lisence for carrying a scanner?
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Unread postby SousaKerry » Tue Mar 14, 2006 7:05 pm

You need a lisence for carrying a scanner?





Yes you do police will confiscate it if you are pulled over , even if it is turned off and in the trunk( I always thought how the heck do you get it home from the store?) Anyways all you have to do is fill out a form and mail it in to recieve a licence takes about 3 months though.
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Unread postby mushroom2 » Thu Mar 16, 2006 12:49 am

The Michigan law has just been changed but has not gone into effect yet. You will be able to carry scanners as long as you are not usung them while doing a crime.

A lot of other states have these laws and the best way to get around them is to get an amateur radio license. This federal license trumps all other state and local laws concerning scanners. The license is not hard to get and opens up another fun hobby, as well as a means to keep in contact with other railfans when chasing.
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Unread postby ~Z~ » Fri May 12, 2006 8:11 pm

Copied from Lemscate on a different post, found here: http://www.railroadfan.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=1828

This oughta help ya out. My own personal list! Yoinked from many sources, plus my own notes.


MICHIGAN RAILROAD RADIO FREQUENCIES - LP
rev. 2006-MAR-16

RAILROAD (REPORTING MARKS)
MHz AAR [ROAD FREQ #] DESCRIPTION

End of Train Device (EOT)
457.9375 [CP507] End of Train Telemetry
452.9375 [CP508] Head to End Telemetry (Canada)

Adrian & Blissfield (ADBF)
160.650 36 All operations
161.220 74 Riga interchange

Amtrak (AMTK)
151.515 Union Station Police
160.305 13 Passenger services
160.365 17 Union Station Police
160.545 29 Special agents
160.740 42 Shop
161.205 73 Car department
160.395 19 MoW
161.325 81 MoW - Road (Porter, IN to Kalamazoo, MI)
160.245 09 Police (Detroit)
161.265 77 Police (Mutual Aid)
161.505 93 Police (Detroit)

Ann Arbor (AA)
161.355 83 Switch/General Operations
161.490 92 Road & Ottawa Yard, Toledo

CN / Illinois Central Michigan District (CN/IC) (GTW)
160.530 28 [2] Dispatcher
161.220 74 Dispatcher for Flint Sub (TD3) Road (ex-DT&I)
160.590 32 [1] Road
160.920 54 Road (ex-DT&S)
160.680 38 Yard
160.740 42 Yard
160.845 49 [3] Yard
161.040 62 Yard
160.950 56 [4] MoW
160.980 58 PBX
161.010 60 PBX
160.905 53 Special Agents
161.280 78 Police
160.440 22 Police
160.470 24 Police (Detroit Area)

Central Michigan (CMGN)
161.280 78 [1] Road
161.310 80 [2] Yard, LSRC interchange, Bay City

CSX (CSXT)
160.320 14 Dispatcher AW (ex-Chessie)
160.635 35 Dispatcher BX
161.370 84 Dispatcher AX (ex-SBD)
160.230 8 Road (ex-Chessie)
160.290 12 Yard
160.530 28 Yard (ex-Chessie)
160.740 42 Yard
161.160 70 Yard
161.280 78 Yard
161.460 90 Yard
160.890 52 Ch. Y1
160.785 45 MoW/Engineering
160.980 58 PBX
160.275 11 Carmen
160.875 51 Police
161.295 79 Police

Coe Rail
161.025 61 General Operations

Delray Connecting
153.050 Mill Operations
153.080 Plant Operations

Grand Rapids & Eastern (GR / MMRR)
161.235 75 General Operations

Huron & Eastern (HESR)
161.355 83 Dispatcher
160.440 22 Road & Yard
160.380 18 FCC - Base & Mobile
161.400 86 FCC - Base & Mobile

Indiana & Ohio (IORY)
161.220 74 Road (ex-DT&I)
161.385 85 Road
160.575 31 Yard

Indiana Northeastern (IN)
161.400 86 Dispatcher
161.100 66 Road & Yard

Lake States (LSRC)
161.310 80 [1] General Operations
161.280 78 [2] Administration
160.350 16 [3] Limited Use

Marquette Rail (MQT)
160.440 22 Road
161.310 80 Yard

Michigan Shore (MS / MMRR)
161.235 75 General Operations
161.520 94 General Operations

Michigan Southern (MSO)
160.755 43 General Operations

Mid-Michigan Railroad (MMRR)
161.145 69 General Operations
161.235 75 General Operations
160.815 47 MoW
154.570 FCC - Mobiles
154.600 FCC - Mobiles

Norfolk Southern (NS)
160.440 22 Road
160.800 46 [1] Road
161.070 64 [2] Yard
160.860 50 [3] Yard
160.980 58 [4] Yard
161.250 76 Yard - Oakwood
160.380 18 Yard - Melvindale (Car Dept.)
160.620 34 Yard - Melvindale (Car Dept.)
161.115 67 End of Train Telemetry
160.515 27 PBX {9}
161.235 75 PBX {9}
161.280 78 Police (Mutual Aid)
161.205 73 Police (Car to Car)
160.305 13 Police (Car to Car)

Saginaw Bay & Southern (SBS)
161.310 80 General Operations

Saginaw Valley (SGVY)
161.400 86 General Operations

Tuscola & Saginaw Bay (TSBY)
160.575 31 [1] Road and Dispatcher
161.100 66 [2] Car shops

West Michigan (WMI)
161.025 61 General Operations



MICHIGAN RAILROAD RADIO FREQUENCIES - UP
rev. 2006-MAR-16

RAILROAD (REPORTING MARKS)
MHz AAR [ROAD FREQ #] DESCRIPTION

Algoma Central (ACRI)
160.530 28 [1] Road
160.575 31 [2] Yard
160.605 33 [3] Yard

Escanaba & Lake Superior (ELS)
160.320 14 [1] Road
161.550 96 [1] Road / Yard
161.310 80 [2] Road
160.290 12 [2] Road / Yard

Lake Superior & Ishpeming (LS&I)
160.230 8 Road / Repeater
161.370 84 Yard
161.490 92 Yard / Repeater
160.950 56 West Yard / MoW
161.205 73 Police
156.800 Ore Dock - Ship to Shore

Port Dolomite (US Steel / Michigan Limestone Operations) (non-CC)
{unknown}

Port Inland (Inland Steel/Inland Lime & Stone / Michigan Limestone Operations) (non-CC)
{unknown}

Wisconsin Central (CN/WC)
160.785 45 [1] Road / Dispatch (East)
160.260 10 [2] Road / Dispatch (North)
161.295 79 [3] Road / Dispatch (South/West)
160.335 15 [4] Road / Dispatch (Central/North)
160.215 7 Road / Dispatch (South)
160.845 49 [5] Yard
161.070 64 [6] Yard / Shops
161.250 76 [7] Yard
161.385 85 [8] Yard
160.965 57 Yard
160.575 31 Yard
161.190 72 Yard
161.445 89 Yard
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Frequencies

Unread postby ~Z~ » Thu Jun 15, 2006 8:42 pm

Here's a list of all railroad channels:

AAR 07 - 160.215 AAR 38 - 160.680 AAR 69 - 161.145
AAR 08 - 160.230 AAR 39 - 160.695 AAR 70 - 161.160
AAR 09 - 160.245 AAR 40 - 160.710 AAR 71 - 161.175
AAR 10 - 160.260 AAR 41 - 160.725 AAR 72 - 161.190
AAR 11 - 160.275 AAR 42 - 160.740 AAR 73 - 161.205
AAR 12 - 160.290 AAR 43 - 160.755 AAR 74 - 161.220
AAR 13 - 160.305 AAR 44 - 160.770 AAR 75 - 161.235
AAR 14 - 160.320 AAR 45 - 160.785 AAR 76 - 161.250
AAR 15 - 160.335 AAR 46 - 160.800 AAR 77 - 161.265
AAR 16 - 160.350 AAR 47 - 160.815 AAR 78 - 161.280
AAR 17 - 160.365 AAR 48 - 160.830 AAR 79 - 161.295
AAR 18 - 160.380 AAR 49 - 160.845 AAR 80 - 161.310
AAR 19 - 160.395 AAR 50 - 160.860 AAR 81 - 161.325
AAR 20 - 160.410 AAR 51 - 160.875 AAR 82 - 161.340
AAR 21 - 160.425 AAR 52 - 160.890 AAR 83 - 161.355
AAR 22 - 160.440 AAR 53 - 160.905 AAR 84 - 161.370
AAR 23 - 160.455 AAR 54 - 160.920 AAR 85 - 161.385
AAR 24 - 160.470 AAR 55 - 160.935 AAR 86 - 161.400
AAR 25 - 160.485 AAR 56 - 160.950 AAR 87 - 161.415
AAR 26 - 160.500 AAR 57 - 160.965 AAR 88 - 161.430
AAR 27 - 160.515 AAR 58 - 160.980 AAR 89 - 161.445
AAR 28 - 160.530 AAR 59 - 160.995 AAR 90 - 161.460
AAR 29 - 160.545 AAR 60 - 161.010 AAR 91 - 161.475
AAR 30 - 160.560 AAR 61 - 161.025 AAR 92 - 161.490
AAR 31 - 160.575 AAR 62 - 161.040 AAR 93 - 161.505
AAR 32 - 160.590 AAR 63 - 161.055 AAR 94 - 161.520
AAR 33 - 160.605 AAR 64 - 161.070 AAR 95 - 161.535
AAR 34 - 160.620 AAR 65 - 161.085 AAR 96 - 161.550
AAR 35 - 160.635 AAR 66 - 161.100 AAR 97 - 161.565
AAR 36 - 160.650 AAR 67 - 161.115
AAR 37 - 160.665 AAR 68 - 161.130
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Unread postby CAT345C » Mon Jul 17, 2006 12:48 pm

Zack for the LS&I the Ore dock, and Dock Job who work the dock, and part of West Yard when the Hill Job comes in with loads, use 160.950. Everybody else uses 160.230 on the LS&I and the CN when they enter LS&I tracks talk on 160.785
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Unread postby CAT345C » Mon Jul 17, 2006 12:49 pm

Mainly because the Dock Job does a lot of comunucations with the dock crews, about dumping, and spoting cars, to keep the 160.230 clean.
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Unread postby OwlCaboose2853 » Sat Mar 17, 2007 1:13 pm

I found that TrueTTY http://www.voodoofiles.com/44252 accept receive Radio Scanner's radio frequency http://www.voodoofiles.com/home.asp?Item=44252 for put in computer or laptop, close picture http://www.dxsoft.com/image/screenshot/truetty_big.gif. Would TrueTTY be working from Railroad Dispatcher responder between engineers and conductors responds? So, I consider that it will work train radio scanner frequencies responds. I don't know for sure about that ones. I will wait for definite those works.
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