Nevada Railroads (Nevada)

Last Updated: October 8, 2022, 4:41 pm
Known railroads and their operations for Nevada 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

Nevada Northern Railway Museum

Operations
The Nevada Northern Railway MuseumM operates out of Ely

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
161.370 BM CSQ NNRY 84 Operations FMN Railroad
160.260 BM CSQ NNRY 10 Operations FMN Railroad

Union Pacific Railroad

BMI Subdivsion
MP 0 (Boulder Junction) to MP 11 (Henderson)

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
160.515 BM CSQ UP27 BMI Sub Boulder Junction to Henderson FMN Railroad
Caliente Subdivison
MP 334 (Las Vegas, NV) to MP 577 (Milford, UT)

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
160.515 BM CSQ UP27 Calient Las Vegas to Lund FMN Railroad
160.740 BM CSQ UP42 Calient Lund to Milford FMN Railroad
Cima Subdivison
MP 162 (Yermo, CA) to MP 334 (Las Vegas, NV)

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
160.515 BM CSQ UP27 Cima Yermo to Las Vegas FMN Railroad
Elko Subdivsion
MP 535 (Weso/Winnemucca) to MP 557 (Elko)

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
160.470 BM CSQ UP24 Elko Elko to Weso Tk1 / Elko to Winnemuccat Tk 2 FMN Railroad
160.740 BM CSQ UP42 Yard Elko Yard FMN Railroad
161.550 BM CSQ UP96 Yard Elko Yard - Fueling FMN Railroad
Lakeside Subdivision
MP 557 (Elko, NV) to MP 781 (Cecil Junction, UT). This was the Southern Pacific route over the Great Salt Lake and the Salt Flats.

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
161.550 BM CSQ UP96 Lakesde Elko to Alazon - Track 1 FMN Railroad
160.470 BM CSQ UP24 Lakesde Elko to Alazon - Track 2 FMN Railroad
161.550 BM CSQ UP96 Lakesde Alazon to Cecil Junction FMN Railroad
160.740 BM CSQ UP42 ElkoYd Elko Yard FMN Railroad
Mead Lake Subdivison
MP 0 (Moapa) to MP 17 (Mead Lake)

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
160.515 BM CSQ UP27 Mead Lk Moapa to Mead Lake FMN Railroad
Mina Subdivision
MP 0 (Hazen) to MP 43 (Fort Churchill)

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
161.280 BM CSQ UP78 Mina Hazen to Fort Churchill FMN Railroad
Nevada Subdivision
MP 250 (Vista/Reno) to MP 421 (Winnemucca)

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
161.550 BM CSQ UP96 Nevada Weso to Ocala FMN Railroad
161.280 BM CSQ UP78 Nevada Ocala to Vista FMN Railroad
Roseville Subdivision
MP 106 (Roseville, CA) to MP 247 (Vista/Reno, NV)

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
160.875 BM CSQ UP51 Rosevil Roseville to Rocklin FMN Railroad
160.320 BM CSQ UP14 Rosevil Rocklin to Vista FMN Railroad
161.100 BM CSQ UP66 SparkYd Sparks Yard FMN Railroad
161.430 BM CSQ UP88 SparkYd Sparks Yard FMN Railroad
161.280 BM CSQ UP78 Switch Switching Sutro to Vista FMN Railroad
160.995 RM CSQ UP PBX PBX FMN Railroad
Shafter Subdivsion
MP 911 (Smelter/Morton Salt, UT) to MP 713 (Alazon/Wells, NV). This was the Western Pacific route south of the Great Salt Lake

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
160.470 BM CSQ UP24 Shafter Alazon to Smelter FMN Railroad
Winnemucca Subdivison
MP 322 (Portola, CA) to MP 535 (Winnemucca, NV)

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
160.470 BM CSQ UP24 Winnemc Winnemucca to Doyle FMN Railroad
160.875 BM CSQ UP51 Winnemc Doyle to Portola FMN Railroad
160.680 BM CSQ UP38 Yard Winnemucca Yard FMN Railroad
Las Vegas Terminal
Operations/Locals in the greater Las Vegas metro area

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
160.710 BM CSQ UP40 Local Local 40 Switcher FMN Railroad
160.725 BM CSQ UP41 Local Local 41 Switcher FMN Railroad
160.740 BM CSQ UP42 Local Local 42 Switcher FMN Railroad
160.800 BM CSQ UP46 Local Local 46 Switcher FMN Railroad
160.815 BM CSQ UP47 Local Local 47 Switcher FMN Railroad
160.830 BM CSQ UP48 Local Local 48 Switcher FMN Railroad
160.845 BM CSQ UP49 Local Local 49 Switcher FMN Railroad
160.935 BM CSQ UP55 Local Local 55 Switcher FMN Railroad
161.115 BM CSQ UP67 ArdenYd Arden Yard FMN Railroad

Virginia and Truckee Railroad

Operations
The Virginia and Truckee Railroad operates between Carson City and Virginia City

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
161.370WQLL658 BM CSQ VTRR 84 RRCH-84 V&T Railroad FMN Railroad
151.625 BM CSQ Red-Dot V&T Red-Dot V&T Railroad FM Railroad