Connecticut Railroads (Connecticut)

Last Updated: July 31, 2023, 00:06 am UTC
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.


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
161.070 BM CSQ CSXT64 Yard Cedar Hill Yard FMN Railroad

Pan Am Railways

Waterbury Branch

Pan Am operates in the Plainville & 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
161.400WNKJ377 BM CSQ PAS86 Road Road FMN Railroad

Providence and Worcester

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
160.650WNJS420 BM PW36 Road Road Operations FMN Railroad
161.100 BM PW66 Yard Yard Operations FMN Railroad
160.890 BM PW52 MoW Maintenance FMN Railroad
160.755 BM PW Police Police Operations FMN Law Dispatch
160.290 BM PW12 CenTie Central Tie FMN Railroad
161.070 BM PW64 EssxTie Essex Tie FMN Railroad
161.340 BM PW82 Ops Operations FMN Railroad
161.460 BM PW90 Ops Operations FMN Railroad

Central New England Railroad

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
160.290WPPB434 BM CSQ CNER 12 Road Road Operations FMN Railroad
160.455WPPB434 RM CSQ CNER 23 Yard Yard Operations FMN Railroad

Connecticut Southern Railroad

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

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
161.205 BM CSO73 Dsptch NECR Dispatcher FMN Railroad
161.415 BM CSO87 Switch Switching Operations FMN Railroad
161.935 BM CSO Switch Switching Operations FMN Railroad
160.770 BM CSO44 Switch Switching Operations FMN Railroad
160.545 BM CSO29 PBX NECR PBX FMN Railroad

Housatonic Railroad

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
160.395WNBZ339 BM CSQ HRRC19 Road Road Operations FMN Railroad
161.505WNBZ339 BM CSQ HRRC93 Yard Yard Operations FMN Railroad


Main Line (Mill River to Springfield)

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


FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
160.920WNNT767 BM CSQ AMTK54 Spfld Road FMN Railroad
160.455 BM CSQ AMTK23 NHYrd New Haven Yard FMN Railroad
161.295KIL695 RM 107.2 PL AMTKPD Berln Police - Berlin FMN Law Dispatch
161.295 RM 114.8 PL AMTKPD Harfd Police - Hartford FMN Law Dispatch
161.295 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
160.920 BM CSQ AMTK54 Shore Road FMN Railroad
161.295 RM 114.8 PL AMTKPD NLond Police - New London FMN Law Dispatch
161.295 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
160.545 BM CSQ AMTK29 NewHa New Haven to MP 72.9 FMN Railroad
161.295 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
160.335 BM CSQ MNCW15 NHavn Dispatcher East FMN Railroad
160.545 BM CSQ MNCW29 NHavn Dispatcher West FMN Railroad
160.770 BM CSQ MNCW44 Talk Talkaround FMN Railroad
161.040 BM CSQ MNCW62 Yards Yards FMN Railroad
161.160 BM 123.0 PL MNCW70 MOW Maintenance of Way FMN Railroad
161.220 BM 123.0 PL MTA PD 1 MTA Police 1 FMN Law Dispatch
160.560 M 123.0 PL MTA PD 2 MTA Police 2 FMN Law Talk

Connecticut Trolley Museum

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
161.145WPWZ346 BM 203.5 PL CTRM 69 Road Museum Operations FMN Railroad

Danbury Railway Museum

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
160.755WPJR859 BM DBRM 43 Yard Museum Yard Operations FMN Railroad

Railroad Museum of New England

Naugatuck Railroad
FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
160.350WNJS420 BM CSQ NAUG16 Road Operations FMN Railroad

Valley Railroad

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
160.230WPWD948 BM 77.0 PL VRR 08 Road Road Operations FMN Railroad
160.695KGW260 BM 77.0 PL VRR 39 Yard Yard Operations FMN Railroad