Connecticut Railroads (Connecticut)

Last Updated: February 18, 2022, 7:00 am
Known railroads and their operations for Connecticut 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.

Frequencies

CSX Transportation

Cedar Hill Yard
CSXT Operates locals from Cedar Hill Yard west along the Northeast Corridor. CSOR and PWRR may be found operating in the yard

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
161.07000 BM CSQ CSXT64 Yard Cedar Hill Yard FMN Railroad

Pan Am Railways

Waterbury Branch
Pan Am operates in the Plainfield & Waterbury areas (PL-1). May also be found on Amtrak when operating to West Springfield, MA. The Waterbury Branch is MP 0 to MP 23.9

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
161.40000WNKJ377 BM CSQ PAS86 Road Road FMN Railroad

Providence and Worcester

Operations
FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
160.65000WNJS420 BM PW36 Road Road Operations FMN Railroad
161.10000 BM PW66 Yard Yard Operations FMN Railroad
160.89000 BM PW52 MoW Maintenance FMN Railroad
160.75500 BM PW Police Police Operations FMN Law Dispatch
160.29000 BM PW12 CenTie Central Tie FMN Railroad
161.07000 BM PW64 EssxTie Essex Tie FMN Railroad
161.34000 BM PW82 Ops Operations FMN Railroad
161.46000 BM PW90 Ops Operations FMN Railroad

Central New England Railroad

Operations
FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
160.29000WPPB434 BM CSQ CNER 12 Road Road Operations FMN Railroad
160.45500WPPB434 RM CSQ CNER 23 Yard Yard Operations FMN Railroad

Connecticut Southern Railroad

Operations
CSOR operates on CSXT and Amtrak trackage and is a sister railroad of the NECR and may be found on those railroad channels when needed http://www.gwrr.com/operations/railroads/north_america/connecticut_southern_railroad.be

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
161.20500 BM CSO73 Dsptch NECR Dispatcher FMN Railroad
161.41500 BM CSO87 Switch Switching Operations FMN Railroad
161.93500 BM CSO Switch Switching Operations FMN Railroad
160.77000 BM CSO44 Switch Switching Operations FMN Railroad
160.54500 BM CSO29 PBX NECR PBX FMN Railroad

Housatonic Railroad

Operations
FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
160.39500WNBZ339 BM CSQ HRRC19 Road Road Operations FMN Railroad
161.50500WNBZ339 BM CSQ HRRC93 Yard Yard Operations FMN Railroad

Amtrak

Main Line (Mill River to Springfield)

Springfield MA to New Haven CT. The CT-Rail service operates on this line

 

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
160.92000WNNT767 BM CSQ AMTK54 Spfld Road FMN Railroad
160.45500 BM CSQ AMTK23 NHYrd New Haven Yard FMN Railroad
161.29500KIL695 RM 107.2 PL AMTKPD Berln Police - Berlin FMN Law Dispatch
161.29500 RM 114.8 PL AMTKPD Harfd Police - Hartford FMN Law Dispatch
161.29500 BM 146.2 PL AMTKPD Windr Police - Windsor FMN Law Dispatch
Main Line (New Haven to Boston)

New Haven CT to Boston MA

 

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
160.92000 BM CSQ AMTK54 Shore Road FMN Railroad
161.29500 RM 114.8 PL AMTKPD NLond Police - New London FMN Law Dispatch
161.29500 RM 156.7 PL AMTKPD Clntn Police - Clinton FMN Law Dispatch
New Haven Line
New Haven station west to MP 72.9 onto Metro North owned track

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
160.54500 BM CSQ AMTK29 NewHa New Haven to MP 72.9 FMN Railroad
161.29500 RM 88.5 PL AMTK79 PD Police - New Haven FMN Law Dispatch

Metro North Railroad

New Haven Line
New Haven MP 72.9 to CP 216. East Dispatcher covers Waterbury and New Haven to CP235. The West Dispatcher covers CP245 to 212 as well as New Canaan. Metro North uses a PL of 123.0 on the base radios

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
160.33500 BM CSQ MNCW15 NHavn Dispatcher East FMN Railroad
160.54500 BM CSQ MNCW29 NHavn Dispatcher West FMN Railroad
160.77000 BM CSQ MNCW44 Talk Talkaround FMN Railroad
161.04000 BM CSQ MNCW62 Yards Yards FMN Railroad
161.16000 BM 123.0 PL MNCW70 MOW Maintenance of Way FMN Railroad
161.22000 BM 123.0 PL MTA PD 1 MTA Police 1 FMN Law Dispatch
160.56000 M 123.0 PL MTA PD 2 MTA Police 2 FMN Law Talk

Connecticut Trolley Museum

Operations
FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
161.14500WPWZ346 BM 203.5 PL CTRM 69 Road Museum Operations FMN Railroad

Danbury Railway Museum

Operations
FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
160.75500WPJR859 BM DBRM 43 Yard Museum Yard Operations FMN Railroad

Railroad Museum of New England

Naugatuck Railroad
FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
160.35000WNJS420 BM CSQ NAUG16 Road Operations FMN Railroad

Valley Railroad

Operations
FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
160.23000WPWD948 BM 77.0 PL VRR 08 Road Road Operations FMN Railroad
160.69500KGW260 BM 77.0 PL VRR 39 Yard Yard Operations FMN Railroad