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Colorado Railroads


Known railroads and their operations for Colorado are listed here. Subdivisions that cross state lines will only contain information and GPS ranges to approximately the state line to prevent unnecessary overlap.

Due to operational changes, mergers and general changes, some railroad radio channels may be reused by the same or adjacent railroads. However, if using RadioReference aware scanners or software, you can reduce seeing or duplicating this information by scanning just the subdivisions or locations that you are interested in.

Railroads are listed by size starting with the largest and ending with historical/tourist operations and in alphabetical order.

Passenger operations can be heard on the respective railroad they are operating on unless passenger stations have specific radio assignments.

Short alpha names are comprised of the railroads AAR reporting mark, AAR channel number and subdivision or major use function. The description field will contain actual use or location information to provide the best possible information for various scanners, users and readability.

Traveling system gangs (Maintenance of Way) will use the area road channel for track authority and for the foreman to grant trains through the work limits. These gangs will typically use their own channels - and such channels should not be submitted to the database as they are only temporary for the area. Signal, communications and other engineering groups will typically only be on the road channel, but may use any other as needs warrant.

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Burlington Northern Santa Fe
Denver Terminal

Frequency  License  Type  Tone  Alpha Tag  Description  Mode  Tag 
161.10000    BM CSQ BNSF66 Prosp Prospect Jct between 20th St and Englewood  FMN  Railroad 
161.29500    RM CSQ BNSF79 DenYd 31st and 38th Street Yards  FMN  Railroad 
161.28000    BM CSQ BNSF78 DenYd Information Channel  FMN  Railroad 
160.57500    BM CSQ BNSF31 DenYd Mechanical and MOW  FMN  Railroad 
161.25000    BM CSQ BNSF76 DenYd Industry Switching  FMN  Railroad 
160.69500    BM CSQ BNSF39 DenYd Operations, Mainline for through trains 20th - 48th St  FMN  Railroad 
160.59000    BM CSQ BNSF32 DenVn Crew Vans  FMN  Railroad 

Akron Subdivision
MP 453 (East Brush, CO) to MP 289 (Culbertson, NE)

Frequency  License  Type  Tone  Alpha Tag  Description  Mode  Tag 
161.10000    BM CSQ BNSF66 Akron Brush to Pinneo  FMN  Railroad 
161.16000    BM CSQ BNSF70 Akron Pinneo to McCook NE  FMN  Railroad 

Boise City Subdivision
MP 555 (La Junta) to MP 0.0 (BC Junction)

Frequency  License  Type  Tone  Alpha Tag  Description  Mode  Tag 
161.19000    BM CSQ BNSF72 Boise La Junta to BC Juntion  FMN  Railroad 
160.80000    BM CSQ BNSF46 Julrd Julliard Yard  FMN  Railroad 

Brush Subdivision
MP 541 (Denver) to MP 115 (Sterling)

Frequency  License  Type  Tone  Alpha Tag  Description  Mode  Tag 
161.10000    BM CSQ BNSF66 Brush 20th St Denver to Brush Center  FMN  Railroad 
160.30500    BM CSQ BNSF13 Brush Brush Center to Sterling  FMN  Railroad 
160.69500    BM CSQ BNSF39 StYrd Sterling Yard  FMN  Railroad 
160.71000    BM CSQ BNSF40 StSwt Sterling Yard Switching  FMN  Railroad 

Front Range Subdivision
MP 0.0 (Denver) to MP 240 (Wendover, WY)

Frequency  License  Type  Tone  Alpha Tag  Description  Mode  Tag 
160.69500    BM CSQ BNSF39 FrtRn Denver Union Station to Utah Jct  FMN  Railroad 
161.16000    BM CSQ BNSF70 FrtRn Utah Jct to Wendover WY  FMN  Railroad 

Golden Subdivison
MP 5 (C&S Junction) to MP 14 (Golden)

Frequency  License  Type  Tone  Alpha Tag  Description  Mode  Tag 
161.16000    BM CSQ BNSF70 Goldn C&S Junction to Golden  FMN  Railroad 

La Junta Subdivision
MP 555 (La Junta, CO) to MP 125 (Ellinor, KS)

Frequency  License  Type  Tone  Alpha Tag  Description  Mode  Tag 
160.93500    BM CSQ BNSF55 LaJun La Junta to Ellinor KS  FMN  Railroad 
160.24500    RM CSQ BNSF PBX BNSF PBX Lamar  FMN  Railroad 

Pikes Peak Subdivision
MP 0.0 (Denver) to MP 120 (Pueblo Junction)

Frequency  License  Type  Tone  Alpha Tag  Description  Mode  Tag 
161.10000    BM CSQ BNSF66 Pikes 20th Street to Englewood  FMN  Railroad 
160.65000    BM CSQ BNSF36 Pikes Englewood to Pueblo Junction  FMN  Railroad 

Pueblo Subdivision
MP 555 (La Junta) to MP 618 (Pueblo)

Frequency  License  Type  Tone  Alpha Tag  Description  Mode  Tag 
160.65000    BM CSQ BNSF36 Puebl La Junta to Pueblo Junction  FMN  Railroad 
161.04000    BM CSQ BNSF PBX BNSF PBX  FMN  Railroad 
160.56000    BM CSQ BNSF30 Yard Yard  FMN  Railroad 
160.93500    BM CSQ BNSF55 Yard Yard  FMN  Railroad 
161.01000    BM CSQ BNSF60 Yard Yard  FMN  Railroad 

Raton Subdivision
MP 555 (La Junta, CO) to MP 770 (Las Vegas, NM)

Frequency  License  Type  Tone  Alpha Tag  Description  Mode  Tag 
160.59000    BM CSQ BNSF32 Raton La Junta to Las Vegas NM  FMN  Railroad 

Spanish Peaks Subdivision
MP 208 (Trinidad) to MP 120 (Pueblo)

Frequency  License  Type  Tone  Alpha Tag  Description  Mode  Tag 
161.10000    BM CSQ BNSF66 Spnsh Trinidad to Salt Creek  FMN  Railroad 
160.65000    BM CSQ BNSF36 Spnsh Salt Creek to Pueblo Yard  FMN  Railroad 
160.92000    BM CSQ BNSF54 Spnsh Southern Jct to Wallensburg (Tk1-UP)  FMN  Railroad 
161.16000    BM CSQ BNSF70 Spnsh Comanche Power Plant  FMN  Railroad 

Twin Peaks Subdivision

MP 208 (Trinidad, CO) to MP 347 (Sixela, TX)

Frequency  License  Type  Tone  Alpha Tag  Description  Mode  Tag 
161.10000    BM CSQ BNSF66 Twin Trinidad to Beshoar  FMN  Railroad 
161.16000    BM CSQ BNSF70 Twin Beshoar to Sixela TX  FMN  Railroad 


Union Pacific
Denver Terminal
Denver Yards - North Yard and 36th Street Yard

Trains into and out of the Denver complex to various subdivisions can be heard on these channels until they are on their respective subdivisions

Frequency  License  Type  Tone  Alpha Tag  Description  Mode  Tag 
161.55000    BM CSQ UP96 DenRoad Denver Area Mainlines  FMN  Railroad 
160.47000    BM CSQ UP24 DenRdSw Denver Area Road Switching  FMN  Railroad 
160.32000    BM CSQ UP14 DenBelt Denver Belt Line  FMN  Railroad 
161.41500    BM CSQ UP87 FuelRck Fuel Rack  FMN  Railroad 
160.75500    BM CSQ UP43 N Yard North Yard  FMN  Railroad 
160.51500    BM CSQ UP27 36thYrd 36th Street Yard  FMN  Railroad 
160.39500    RM CSQ UP19 36 UPS 36th Street UPS Train Switching  FMN  Railroad 

Colorado Springs Subdivision
MP 1 (Prospect Junction/Denver) to MP 118 (Pueblo Junction). UP operates on BNSF trackage rights - see BNSF Pikes Peak Subdivision

Frequency  License  Type  Tone  Alpha Tag  Description  Mode  Tag 
160.92000    BM CSQ UP54 CoSprgs Denver to Pueblo Junction  FMN  Railroad 
160.45500    BM CSQ UP23 CoSprgs Pueblo Junction to Pueblo Yard  FMN  Railroad 

Craig Subdivision
MP 168 (Phippsburg) to MP 2 (Craig). MP 230 is at Evans and resets to MP 0 towads Axial

Frequency  License  Type  Tone  Alpha Tag  Description  Mode  Tag 
161.49000    BM CSQ UP92 Craig Phippsburg  FMN  Railroad 
161.56500    BM CSQ UP97 Craig W Phippsburg to Craig & Energy  FMN  Railroad 
161.49000    BM CSQ UP92 Craig Craig to Axial  FMN  Railroad 
160.45500    BM CSQ UP23 Craig Coal loading  FMN  Railroad 

Fort Collins Subdivision
MP 0 (La Salle) to MP 35 (Fort Collins)

Frequency  License  Type  Tone  Alpha Tag  Description  Mode  Tag 
161.14500    BM CSQ UP69 FtColli La Salle to Fort Collins  FMN  Railroad 
160.41000    BM CSQ UP20 FtColli Fort Collins Switching  FMN  Railroad 

Glenwood Springs Subdivision
MP 128 (Bond) to MP 450 (Grand Junction)

Frequency  License  Type  Tone  Alpha Tag  Description  Mode  Tag 
160.92000    BM CSQ UP54 Glenwod Bond to Glenwood  FMN  Railroad 
160.45500    BM CSQ UP23 Glenwod Glenwood to Grand Junction  FMN  Railroad 
161.23500    RM CSQ UP PBX UP PBX  FMN  Railroad 
161.49000    BM CSQ UP92 GJYard Grand Junction Yard  FMN  Railroad 
160.74000    BM CSQ UP42 GJLead Grand Junction Yard Lead  FMN  Railroad 
161.10000    BM CSQ UP66 BNSFLc Grand Junction Yard - BNSF Local  FMN  Railroad 
160.98000    BM CSQ UP58 GJ Rnd Grand Junction Roundhouse  FMN  Deprecated 
161.31000    RM CSQ UP80 GJ Car Grand Junction Carmen  FMN  Deprecated 

Greeley Subdivision
MP 0 (Denver Union Terminal) to MP 98 (Speer Junction, WY)

Frequency  License  Type  Tone  Alpha Tag  Description  Mode  Tag 
161.49000    BM CSQ UP92 Greeley Denver to North Hazeltine  FMN  Railroad 
161.14500    BM CSQ UP69 Greeley North Hazeltine to Speer  FMN  Railroad 
160.51500    BM CSQ UP27 Greeley Speer to Speer Jct  FMN  Railroad 
160.41000    BM CSQ UP20 LaSalle La Salle Switching  FMN  Railroad 

Green River Subdivision
MP 450 (Grand Junction, CO) to MP 626 (Helper, UT)

Frequency  License  Type  Tone  Alpha Tag  Description  Mode  Tag 
160.92000    BM CSQ UP54 GrnRvr Grand Junction to Helper UT  FMN  Railroad 

Limon Subdivision
MP 637 (Pullman Junction/Denver, CO) to MP 429 (Sharon Springs, KS)

Frequency  License  Type  Tone  Alpha Tag  Description  Mode  Tag 
161.49000    BM CSQ UP92 Limon Pullman Jct to West Byers  FMN  Railroad 
160.71000    BM CSQ UP40 Limon West Byers to Sharon Springs  FMN  Railroad 
160.74000    BM CSQ UP42 Yard Sharon Springs Yard  FMN  Railroad 

Moffat Subdivision
MP 0 (Denver Union Terminal) to MP 168 (Phippsburg)

Frequency  License  Type  Tone  Alpha Tag  Description  Mode  Tag 
161.10000    BM CSQ UP66 Moffat Denver to Prospect  FMN  Railroad 
160.32000    BM CSQ UP14 Moffat Prospect to MP 17  FMN  Railroad 
160.45500    BM CSQ UP23 Moffat MP 17 to East Portal  FMN  Railroad 
161.56500    RM CSQ UP97 Moffat East Portal to Winter Park  FMN  Railroad 
160.92000    BM CSQ UP54 Moffat Winter Park to Bond  FMN  Railroad 
160.32000    BM CSQ UP14 Moffat Bond to Phippsburg  FMN  Railroad 
160.72500  KCE616  BM CSQ UP41 Moffat MOW MP17 to East Portal  FMN  Railroad 
160.60500  WNFX999  BM CSQ UP33 Moffat MOW Winter Park to Bond  FMN  Railroad 

North Fork Subdivision
MP 0.3 (Grand Junction) to MP 95 (Hawksnest)

Frequency  License  Type  Tone  Alpha Tag  Description  Mode  Tag 
161.55000    BM CSQ UP96 N Fork Hawksnest to Grand Junction  FMN  Railroad 

Tennessee Pass Subdivision
MP 118 (Pueblo Junction) to MP 341 (Dotsero). Main track is out of service between MP 171 (Parkdale) and MP 335 (Gypsum). UP operates over the Royal Gorge Route Railroad between Canon City and Parkdale

Frequency  License  Type  Tone  Alpha Tag  Description  Mode  Tag 
161.49000    BM CSQ UP92 TenPass Pueblo to Canon City  FMN  Railroad 
160.59000    BM CSQ UP32 TenPass Canon City to Parkdale  FMN  Railroad 
160.92000    BM CSQ UP54 TenPass Sage to Dotsero  FMN  Railroad 

Walsenburg Subdivison
MP 119 (Pueblo) to MP 180 (SP Junction). UP operates on BNSF trackage rights between MP 123 (Southern Junction) to BNSF MP 170 (Walsenburg).

Frequency  License  Type  Tone  Alpha Tag  Description  Mode  Tag 
160.45500    BM CSQ UP23 Walsenb Pueblo to Southern Junction  FMN  Railroad 
161.49000    BM CSQ UP92 Walsenb Southern Junction to Walsenburg TK1  FMN  Railroad 


Denver and Rock Island Railway
Operations

The Denver and Rock Island Railway is located in Commerce City and provides switching services from three yards: North Washington Park, Stockyards, and Airlawn

Frequency  License  Type  Tone  Alpha Tag  Description  Mode  Tag 
160.26000  WQEG648  BM CSQ DRIR-10 Operations  FMN  Railroad 
160.30500  WQEG648  BM CSQ DRIR-13 Opertations  FMN  Railroad 


Great Western Railway
Operations

The Great Western Railway operates in Fort Collins, Longmont, Loveland, Kelim and Milliken. The railroad comprises of the Longmont Subdivision, Greely Subdivision and the Loveland Branch. Channel 3 (BNSF 070) and Channel 4 (UP 069) are used when needing to cross those railroads

Frequency  License  Type  Tone  Alpha Tag  Description  Mode  Tag 
160.26000  WQJQ865  BM CSQ GWR 10 - 1 Channel 1  FMN  Railroad 
160.62000  WQJQ865  BM CSQ GWR 34 - 2 Channel 2  FMN  Railroad 
161.55000  WQJQ865  BM CSQ GWR 96 - 3 Channel 5  FMN  Railroad 
160.78500  WQJQ865  BM CSQ GWR 45 Sand Halliburton Sand Plant  FMN  Railroad 
160.96500  WQJQ865  BM CSQ GWR 57 Shutt Windsor Shuttle  FMN  Railroad 


Kyle Railroad
Operations

The Kyle Railroad is a short-line railroad that runs from North Central Kansas to Limon, Colorado

Frequency  License  Type  Tone  Alpha Tag  Description  Mode  Tag 
160.44000    BM CSQ KYLE22 Road Road   FMN  Railroad 
160.27500    BM CSQ KYLE11 Yard Yard/Switching  FMN  Railroad 


Trinidad Railway
Operations
Trinidad Railway owns the line between Jansen and New Elk Mine. UP and BNSF trains may be found on this line, however the mine is currently in out of service/low production as of 2015

Frequency  License  Type  Tone  Alpha Tag  Description  Mode  Tag 
161.25000    BM CSQ TRI76 Road Jansen to New Elk Mine  FMN  Railroad 


Amtrak
Denver Union Station

Amtrak Southwest Chief (Train 3/4) operates on the BNSF La Junta & Raton Subdivsions

Amtrak California Zephyr  (Train 5/6) operates:

East of Denver on the BNSF Akron & Brush Subdivisions

West of Denver on the UP Moffat & Green River Subdivisions

If rerouted through Wyoming: UP Greeley Sub in Colorado and Laramie, Rawlins and Evanston Subs in Wyoming

Frequency  License  Type  Tone  Alpha Tag  Description  Mode  Tag 
161.55000    BM CSQ AMTK-96 Station and Onboard Operations  FMN  Railroad 


Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad
Operations

The Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad operates between Antonito CO and Chama NM

Frequency  License  Type  Tone  Alpha Tag  Description  Mode  Tag 
160.30500  WQFC502  BM CTSR16-Ops Operations  NXDN  Railroad 
161.50500  WQFC502   BM CTSR93-Ops Operations  NXDN  Railroad 


Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Operations

The historic Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad is located in southwest Colorado, in Durango

Frequency  License  Type  Tone  Alpha Tag  Description  Mode  Tag 
160.86000  KNCL501  BM 223 DPL DSNG50-Ops Operations  FMN  Railroad 
161.29500  KNCL501  BM 223 DPL DSNG79-Ops Operations  FMN  Railroad 


Georgetown Loop Railroad
Operations

The Gerogetown Loop Railroad is located in Georgetown

Frequency  License  Type  Tone  Alpha Tag  Description  Mode  Tag 
160.42500  WQES684  BM CSQ GLRR21-Road Road  FMN  Railroad 
161.11500  WQES684  BM CSQ GLRR67-Yard Yard  FMN  Railroad 


Leadville Colorado Southern Railroad
Operations

The Leadville Colorado & Southern Railroad is located in Leadville

Frequency  License  Type  Tone  Alpha Tag  Description  Mode  Tag 
161.29500  WPHS397  BM 97.4 PL LCSR-79 Ops Operations  FMN  Railroad 
160.38000  WPHS397  BM CSQ LCSR-18 On board announcements  FMN  Railroad 


Manitou Pike Peak Railway
Operations

The Manitou & Pikes Peak Cog Railway is located in Manitou

Frequency  License  Type  Tone  Alpha Tag  Description  Mode  Tag 
161.55000  KAD957  RM 114.8 PL MPCR96-Ops Operations  FMN  Railroad 


Royal Gorge Route Railroad
Operations

The Royal Gorge Route Railroad is located in Cañon City. The is the route through the Royal Gorge

Frequency  License  Type  Tone  Alpha Tag  Description  Mode  Tag 
160.59000    BM CSQ RGRR32 Road Canon City to Parkdale  FMN  Railroad 
160.59000  WQKM565  BM CSQ RGRR-39 Ops Passenger Ops - Trailhead on Tennessee Pass Line  FMN  Railroad 


Transporation Technology Center
Operations

The is Transportation Technology Center is a test facility/proving ground for the railroad industry

Frequency  License  Type  Tone  Alpha Tag  Description  Mode  Tag 
160.32000  WPRH365   RM TTC-Ops 1 Operations 1  NXDN  Railroad 
160.35000  WPRH365  RM TTC-Ops 2 Operations 2  NXDN  Railroad 
160.77000  WPRH365  RM TTC-Ops 3 Operations 3  NXDN  Railroad 
160.81500  WPRH365  BM TTC-Ops 4 Operations 4  NXDN  Railroad 
160.84500  WPRH365  BM CSQ TTC-Ops 5 Operations 5  FMN  Railroad 
160.87500  WPRH365  BM TTC-Ops 6 Operations 6  NXDN  Railroad 
160.98000  WPRH365  BM TTC-Ops 7 Operations 7  NXDN  Railroad 
161.01000  WPRH365  BM CSQ TTC-Ops 8 Operations 8  FMN  Railroad 
161.07000  WPRH365   BM TTC-Ops 9 Operations 9  NXDN  Railroad 
161.14500  WPRH365  BM CSQ TTC-Ops 10 Operations 10  FMN  Railroad 
161.19000  WPRH365  BM CSQ TTC-Ops 11 Operations 11  FMN  Railroad 
161.20500  WPRH365  BM TTC-Ops 12 Operations 12  NXDN  Railroad 
161.32500  WPRH365  BM TTC-Ops 13 Operations 13  NXDN  Railroad 
452.47500  WPRH365  BM CSQ TTC-UHF Ops Operations UHF  FMN  Railroad 


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