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Railroads
Amtrak

Frequency  License  Type  Tone  Alpha Tag  Description  Mode  Tag 
161.29500    BM 88.5 PL AmtrakPDAtl Amtrak Police - Attleboro & Springfield  FM  Railroad 
161.29500    BM 156.7 PL AmtrakPDBos Amtrak Police - Boston  FM  Railroad 
160.45500    BM Amtrack SH2S Amtrak SH Yard trains to South Sta  FMN  Railroad 
160.74000  WPPH483  BM Amtrak SH Yd Amtrak Yard At Southampton St Station  FMN  Railroad 
160.92000    BM Amtrak Road Road/Dispatcher  FM  Railroad 
161.32500    BM Amtrak Maint Maintenance of Way  FM  Railroad 

Bay Colony Railroad

Frequency  License  Type  Tone  Alpha Tag  Description  Mode  Tag 
160.30500    RM 131.8 PL Bay ColonyRR Bay Colony Railroad  FM  Railroad 

Cape Cod Central Railroad

Frequency  License  Type  Tone  Alpha Tag  Description  Mode  Tag 
160.24500  WQFL207  BM CC Cntrl RR Cape Cod Central Railroad  FM  Railroad 

CSX

Frequency  License  Type  Tone  Alpha Tag  Description  Mode  Tag 
160.56000    BM CSX NB Disp CSX NB Dispatcher  FM  Railroad 
160.68000    BM CSX NA Disp CSX NA Dispatcher  FM  Railroad 
160.80000    BM CSX Road CSX Road  FM  Railroad 
161.07000    BM CSC CH2 CSX Channel 2 (AAR 64-64)  FM  Railroad 
161.13000    BM CSX MOW CSX Maintenance of Way  FM  Railroad 

Mass Bay Commuter Railroad - North Side

 In August 2014, The Mass. Bay Commuter Rail system was subcontracted out to Keolis Systems, Inc. Employees and time tables have started to bear the Keolis name. The frequencies for MBCR below remain the same under Keolis for now.

Frequency  License  Type  Tone  Alpha Tag  Description  Mode  Tag 
160.32000    BM MBCR Road Road (North Station area, Rockport Line, Newburyport Line, Haverhill Line)  FM  Railroad 
160.59000    BM MBCR Road Road (Lowell Line, Fitchburg Line)  FM  Railroad 
160.69500    BM MBCR Engnr Engineering (Track, Builing, Bridge, and Signal Maintainance)  FM  Railroad 
160.81500    BM MBCR SH Yard Yard (Southampton St Yard)  FMN  Railroad 
160.87500    BM MBCR Yard Yard (Boston Engine Terminal)  FM  Railroad 
161.16000    BM MBCR Disp Dispatch (while on Guilford Rail Service Lines)  FM  Railroad 
161.46000    BM MBCR Trb Dsk Mechanic Trouble Desk  FM  Railroad 
161.52000    BM MBCR Road Road (while on Guilford Rail Service Lines)  FM  Railroad 
161.56500    BM MBCR Engnr Engineering (Track, Builing, Bridge, and Signal Maintainance)  FM  Railroad 

Mass Bay Commuter Railroad - South Side

 See the note on the North Side catagory about the Keolis takeover.

Frequency  License  Type  Tone  Alpha Tag  Description  Mode  Tag 
160.41000  WQIH878  BM MBTA W R-D MBTA Worcester Line Road and Dispatch  FMN  Railroad 
160.68000    BM DispatchCSX Dispatch (CSX Dispatcher 'NA' Worcester Line, may or may not be in service)  FM  Deprecated 
160.80000    BM Road CSX Road (While on CSX Worcester Line)  FM  Deprecated 
160.92000    BM Road South Road (South Station area, Northeast Corridor, while on Amtrak Lines)  FM  Deprecated 
161.49000    BM 77.0 PL Road Old Col Road (Old Colony Lines)  FM  Deprecated 

Mass Central

Yard crews may use any of the three channels, however they are encouraged to use channels 1 and 3. The NECR Dispatcher in St. Albans may contact yard crews on any of the three channels (usually on 1 or 2), however crews contact the NECR dispatcher by going to channel 2, dialing 2-2 on their radio, and waiting for the tone back. Track warrants are almost always given on channel 2. Trains outside yard limits are required to monitor channel 2 except when waiting for defect detector reports, which are given on channel 1. Since this is the page for Mass RRs, its worth noting that the NECR does not have any defect detectors in Mass. Nearest detector is located at MP 116 in Vernon, VT. I am unsure as to whether or not it is possible to pick up this detector from places such as E. Northfield, MA.

Information is courtesy of RR member TNT314159 3/14/2011.


Frequency  License  Type  Tone  Alpha Tag  Description  Mode  Tag 
160.42500    BM MassCtl RROp Operations  FM  Railroad 
160.47000  WNHR202  BM MassCtl RRPr Primary  FMN  Railroad 

Massachusetts Coastal Railroad

Frequency  License  Type  Tone  Alpha Tag  Description  Mode  Tag 
160.24500  WQHT739  BM MA Coast RR MA Coastal Railroad  FM  Railroad 
160.42500  WQHT739  RM 71.9 PL MA Coast RR MA Coastal Railroad Repeater  FM  Railroad 
160.56000  WQHT739  BM MA Coast RR MA Coastal Railroad  FM  Railroad 
161.38500  WQHT739  BM MA Coast RR MA Coastal Railroad  FM  Railroad 
161.55000  WQHT739  BM MA Coast RR MA Coastal Railroad  FM  Railroad 

MBTA Subway System

Frequency  License  Type  Tone  Alpha Tag  Description  Mode  Tag 
470.41250    RM 162.2 PL MBTA Red MBTA Red Line  FM  Railroad 
470.61250    RM 162.2 PL MBTA Orange MBTA Orange Line  FM  Railroad 
470.63750    RM 162.2 PL MBTA Green MBTA Green Line  FM  Railroad 
470.66250    RM 131.8 PL MBTA PD1 MBTA Police CH-1  FM  Law Dispatch 
470.68750    RM 162.2 PL MBTA Blue MBTA Blue Line  FM  Railroad 
483.56250    RM 131.8 PL MBTA PD2 MBTA Police CH-2  FM  Railroad 

New England Central

Frequency  License  Type  Tone  Alpha Tag  Description  Mode  Tag 
160.77000    BM NECR CH3 NECR Channel 3 (AAR 44-44)  FM  Railroad 
161.20500    BM NECR CH2 NECR Channel 2 (AAR 73-73)  FM  Railroad 
161.41500    BM NECR CH1 NECR Channel 1 (AAR 87-87)  FM  Railroad 

Pan Am Railways - Springfield Terminal

Formerly known as the Guilford Rail System.

Frequency  License  Type  Tone  Alpha Tag  Description  Mode  Tag 
161.16000    BM 1 Dispatch to Train  FM  Railroad 
161.40000    BM 2 Yard  FM  Railroad 
161.37000    BM 3 Maintenance Of Way  FM  Railroad 
160.23000    BM Car/Yard Car/Yard  FM  Railroad 
160.35000    BM Hump Hump Switcher  FM  Railroad 
160.54500    BM Pan-Am Rail Springfield Terminals  FM  Railroad 
161.01000    BM Operations Operations  FM  Railroad 
161.23500    RM Police Ops Police Operations  FM  Railroad 
161.52000    Train Train to Dispatcher   FM  Railroad 
161.53500    BM Operations Operations  FM  Railroad 

Pioneer Valley Railroad

Frequency  License  Type  Tone  Alpha Tag  Description  Mode  Tag 
160.33500    BM HolyokeBr RR Holyoke Branch  FM  Railroad 
161.08500    BM PVRR Ehampt Easthampton Branch  FM  Railroad 

Providence & Worcester

Frequency  License  Type  Tone  Alpha Tag  Description  Mode  Tag 
160.65000    RM P&W Road Road/Dispatch  FM  Railroad 
160.77500    RM P&W MOW Maintenance of Way  FM  Railroad 
160.89000    RM P&W Signal Signal Department  FM  Railroad 
161.10000    RM P&W Yard CH2 Yard ch. 2  FM  Railroad 
161.32500    RM P&W Yard CH3 Yard Ch. 3  FM  Railroad 


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