Nebraska Railroads (Nebraska)

Last Updated: May 1, 2021, 5:14 pm

Known railroads and their operations for Nebraska 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.

BNSF and Union Pacific Police Operations on Nebraska State Radio System

Frequencies

BNSF Railway

Akron Subdivision
MP 300 (Culbertson, NE) to MP 453 (Brush, CO)

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
161.160 BM CSQ BNSF70 Akron Culbertson to Pinneo FMN Railroad
161.100 BM CSQ BNSF66 Akron Pinneo to Brush FMN Railroad
Angora Subdivision
MP 0 (Alliance, NE) to MP 115 (Sterling, CO)

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
160.920 BM CSQ BNSF54 Angora Alliance to MP 107 FMN Railroad
160.305 BM CSQ BNSF13 Angora MP 107 to Sterling FMN Railroad
160.695 BM CSQ BNSF39 Yard Sterling Yard FMN Railroad
160.710 BM CSQ BNSF40 Switching Bridgeport to Sterling Switching FMN Railroad
161.130 BM CSQ BNSF68 PBX PBX FMN Railroad
Arbor Subdivision

This is the formerly out of service line between Lincoln (MP56 College View) to Nebraska City for the Nebraka City Power Plant

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
161.250 BM BNSF76 Arbor Lincoln to Nebraska City FMN Railroad
Beatrice Subdivision
MP 1 (Crete) to MP 30 (Beatrice)

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
160.920 BM CSQ BNSF54 Beatr Crete to Beatrice FMN Railroad
Bellwood Subdivision
MP 24 (BR Junction/Seward) to MP 66 (Columbus)

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
160.695 BM CSQ BNSF39 Bellw Seward to Columbus FMN Railroad
Butte Subdivision
MP 364 (Alliance, NE) to MP 476 (Edgemont, SD)

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
161.415 BM CSQ BNSF87 Butte Alliance to Edgemont FMN Railroad
161.055 BM CSQ BNSF63 Butte Hemingford to Crawford Switching FMN Railroad
Council Bluffs Subdivision
MP 475 (Pacific Junction, IA) to MP 496 (Omaha, NE)

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
161.415 BM CSQ BNSF87 CBluf Pacific Jct to Omaha FMN Railroad
161.160 BM CSQ BNSF70 MidAm MidAmerica Power FMN Railroad
Creston Subdivision
MP 392.9 (Creston, IA) to MP58.8 (Baird, NE). Mileposts change at MP 475.1 (West Pacific Junction) to MP 0.0

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
161.415 BM CSQ BNSF87 Creston Baird to Balfour FMN Railroad
Giltner Subdivision
MP 0 (Aurora) to MP 26 (GH Junction)

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
160.920 BM CSQ BNSF54 Giltn GH Jct to Aurora FMN Railroad
Hastings Subdivision
MP 59 (Baird) to MP 288 (McCook)

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
160.920 BM CSQ BNSF54 Hasti Lincoln to Heartwell FMN Railroad
161.160 BM CSQ BNSF70 Hasti Heartwell to McCook FMN Railroad
161.100 BM CSQ BNSF66 Yard McCook/Hastings/Lincoln Yards FMN Railroad
Lester Subdivision
MP 1 (Hastings) to MP 37.0 (Lester Junction)

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
161.385 BM CSQ BNSF85 Lestr Hastins to Lester Jct FMN Railroad
Nebraska City Subdivision
MP 56 (College View) to MP 61 (Hill Street Junction)

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
161.100 BM CSQ BNSF66 NeCty Carling Operator/Yardmaster FMN Railroad
Omaha Subdivision
MP 0.0 (Oreapolis) to MP 47 (Ashland)

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
161.415 BM CSQ BNSF87 Omaha Oreapolis to Ashland FMN Railroad
Palmer Subdivision
MP 1 (Aurora) to MP 18

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
160.695 BM CSQ BNSF39 Palmr Aurora to MP 17 FMN Railroad
Ravenna Subdivision
MP 0.0 (Hall) to MP 128 (Ravenna)

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
160.695 BM CSQ BNSF39 Raven Hall to Ravenna FMN Railroad
161.100 BM CSQ BNSF66 Auror Aurora Yard FMN Railroad
Sand Hills Subdivision
MP 128 (Ravenna) to MP 364 (Alliance)

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
161.100 BM CSQ BNSF66 SndHl West Ravenna to Alliance FMN Railroad
Sioux City Subdivision
MP 0.0 (Ashland) to MP 222 (Sioux City)

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
161.235 BM CSQ BNSF75 Sioux Sioux City to Ashland FMN Railroad
161.100 BM CSQ BNSF66 Fremt Freemont Switching FMN Railroad
160.515 RM CSQ BNSF27 Sioux Sioux City Yard FMN Railroad
St Joseph Subdivision
MP 207 (Lincoln, NE) to MP 0 (Kansas City, KS)

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
161.250 BM CSQ BNSF76 StJos Hall to Napier FMN Railroad
161.160 BM CSQ BNSF70 StJos Napier to Kansas City FMN Railroad
161.100 BM CSQ BNSF66 Yard Kansas City/St Joe Yards FMN Railroad
160.665 RM CSQ BNSF PBX BNSF PBX Lincoln FMN Railroad
161.130 RM CSQ BNSF PBX BNSF PBX Tecumseh FMN Railroad
Valley Subdivision
MP 0 (Northport, NE) to MP 90 (Guernsey, WY)

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
160.920 BM CSQ BNSF54 Vally Northport to Bradley FMN Railroad
161.265 BM CSQ BNSF77 Vally Bradley to Guernsey WY FMN Railroad
160.785 BM CSQ BNSF45 Guern Guernsey Yard WY FMN Railroad
160.710 BM CSQ BNSF40 Nrtpt Northport Switching FMN Railroad
160.875 BM CSQ BNSF51 Minat Minatare to Torrington Switching FMN Railroad
Wymore Subdivision
MP 170 (Superior) to MP 190 (Lester Junction)

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
161.385 BM CSQ BNSF85 Wymor Superior to Red Cloud FMN Railroad
Alliance Terminal
Covers operations in the greater Alliance area

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
161.160 BM CSQ BNSF70 Alnce Yardmaster FMN Railroad
161.280 RM CSQ BNSF78 NYard North Yard Switching FMN Railroad
160.845 RM CSQ BNSF49 SYard South Yard Switching FMN Railroad
160.995 BM CSQ BNSF59 Mechl Yard Mechanical FMN Railroad
160.440 BM CSQ BNSF22 Diesl Yard Diesel Tower FMN Railroad
160.575 BM CSQ BNSF31 CarDp Car Department FMN Railroad
161.550 BM CSQ BNSF96 Crew Yard Crew Vans FMN Railroad
Lincoln Terminal
Lincoln, Hobson and Havelock Yards comprise the Lincoln Terminal Complex. Channels designated as "Switch" are used by assigned yard and industry jobs in the area. Hobson Yard contains general switching while Havelock Yard is primary a repair facility

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
160.365 BM CSQ BNSF17 Switch 1 Switch 1 FMN Railroad
160.485 BM CSQ BNSF25 Switch 2 Switch 2 FMN Railroad
160.575 RM CSQ BNSF31 Switch 3 Switch 3 FMN Railroad
161.055 BM CSQ BNSF63 Switch 4 Switch 4 FMN Railroad
161.325 BM CSQ BNSF81 Switch 5 Switch 5 FMN Railroad
160.245 BM CSQ BNSF09 Switch 7 Switch 7 FMN Railroad
160.635 BM CSQ BNSF35 Shuttle Crew Shuttles FMN Railroad
160.710 BM CSQ BNSF40 Hump Hump FMN Railroad
160.875 RM CSQ BNSF51 RCO Rptr RCO Repeater FMN Railroad
161.100 BM CSQ BNSF66 Linc Yard Lincoln Yard FMN Railroad
160.440 BM CSQ BNSF22 Linc Dies Lincoln Diesel Shop FMN Railroad
160.770 BM CSQ BNSF44 Linc Dies Lincoln Diesel Yard FMN Railroad
161.355 BM CSQ BNSF83 Linc Car Lincoln Car Department FMN Railroad
160.800 BM CSQ BNSF46 Hostler Hostler FMN Railroad
161.160 BM CSQ BNSF70 Utility Utility Employees FMN Railroad
161.430 BM CSQ BNSF88 MOW Maintenance of Way FMN Railroad
Omaha Terminal
Covers operations in the greater Omaha area

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
161.070 BM CSQ BNSF64 Omaha Omaha Terminal FMN Railroad
161.100 BM CSQ BNSF66 Omaha Omaha Terminal FMN Railroad
161.340 BM CSQ BNSF82 Omaha Omaha Terminal FMN Railroad

Union Pacific

Blair Subdivision
MP 326 (Missouri Valley) to MP 366 (Fremont)

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
160.740 BM CSQ UP 42 Blair Fremont to Missouri Valley FMN Railroad
Columbus Subdivision
MP 39 (Fremont) to MP 144 (Grand Island)

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
160.740 BM CSQ UP 42 Columb Fremont to Duncan FMN Railroad
160.470 BM CSQ UP 24 Columb Duncan to Grand Island FMN Railroad
Gerald Gentleman Subdivision
MP 0.0 (Jordon) to MP 9 (Gerald Gentleman Junction)

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
160.410 BM CSQ UP 20 Gerlad Jordon to MP 7 FMN Railroad
161.160 BM CSQ UP 70 Gerald MP 7 to MP 9.3 FMN Railroad
Hallam Subdivision
MP 0 (Fairbury) to MP 38 (Sheldon Station)

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
160.515 BM CSQ UP 27 Hallam Fairbury to Sheldon FMN Railroad
160.680 BM CSQ UP 38 Hallam Fairbury Yard FMN Railroad
160.890 BM CSQ UP 52 Hallam Hallam Yard FMN Railroad
Kearney Subdivision
MP 144 (Grand Island) to MP 282 (Platte River)

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
160.470 BM CSQ UP 24 Kearny East Grand Island to Keith FMN Railroad
160.680 BM CSQ UP 38 Kearny Keith to Platte River FMN Railroad
Lincoln Subdivision
MP 0.0 (Valley) to MP 56 (Lincoln)

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
161.490 BM CSQ UP 92 Lincln Lincoln to Valley FMN Railroad
Marysville Subdivision
MP 143 (Upland Junction KS) to MP 288 (Gibbon)

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
160.515 BM UP 27 Marysv Gibbon to Upland FMN Railroad
North Platte Terminal Subdivision
MP 282 (Platte River) to MP 292 (Hinman) This area covers Bailey Yard in North Platte

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
160.680 BM CSQ UP 38 NPlatt Platte River to Hinman FMN Railroad
160.680 BM CSQ UP 38 TTD/YM Terminal Train Dispatcher FMN Railroad
161.325 BM CSQ UP 81 CrewDs Crew Dispatcher FMN Railroad
160.230 BM CSQ UP 08 VanYrd Van Yard FMN Railroad
161.475 BM CSQ UP 91 SrvTrk Service Track FMN Railroad
160.350 BM CSQ UP 16 E Hump East Hump FMN Railroad
160.500 RM CSQ UP 26 E Trim East Trim FMN Railroad
161.115 BM CSQ UP 67 E Run East Run Through FMN Railroad
161.565 RM CSQ UP 97 E Car East Car Department FMN Railroad
160.905 BM CSQ UP 59 W Hump West Hump FMN Railroad
161.550 RM CSQ UP 28 W Trim West Trim FMN Railroad
161.445 RM CSQ UP 89 W Run West Run Through FMN Railroad
161.070 RM CSQ UP 32 W Car West Car Department FMN Railroad
Omaha Subdivision
MP 39 (Freemont) to MP 330 (MO Valley 9th Street)

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
160.740 BM CSQ UP 42 Omaha Missouri Valley to Fremont FMN Railroad
160.680 BM CSQ UP 38 Omaha Council Bluffs Yard FMN Railroad
Powder River Subdivision
MP 165 (Horse Creek) to MP 272 (Shawnee Junction). UP operates Powder River coal trains on the BNSF Orin Subdivision

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
160.890 BM CSQ UP 52 PowRiv Horse Creek to Shawnee Jct FMN Railroad
Sidney Subdivision
MP 292 (Hinman) to MP 509 (Cheyenne, WY)

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
160.680 BM CSQ UP 38 Sidney Hinman to O'Fallons FMN Railroad
160.515 BM CSQ UP 27 Sidney O'Fallons to Cheyenne FMN Railroad
South Morrill Subdivision
MP 0 (O'Fallons) to MP 165 (Horse Creek). UP operates Powder River coal trains on the BNSF Orin Subdivision

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
160.410 BM CSQ UP 20 SMoril O'Fallons to Pelton FMN Railroad
160.740 BM CSQ UP 42 SMoril Pelton to Horse Creek FMN Railroad
160.650 BM CSQ UP 36 SMoril South Morill Mechanical FMN Railroad
Yoder Subdivision
MP 165 (Horse Creek) to MP 243 (Egbert, WY)

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
160.740 BM CSQ UP 42 Yoder Horse Creek to MP 168 FMN Railroad
161.295 BM CSQ UP 79 Yoder MP 169 to Egbert WY FMN Railroad

Nebraska Central Railroad

Operations
Nebraska Central Railroad is a 340-mile network composed of five former Union Pacific Railroad branch lines and one former BNSF Railway branch line. Trackage rights include rights to 70 miles of UPRR main line between North Platte, Neb. and Omaha, Neb. NCRC, through its connection with Union Pacific (at Columbus, Central City and Grand Island) and BNSF at David City

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
161.220 BM CSQ NCRC 72 Road Road FMN Railroad
161.265 BM CSQ NCRC 77 Yard Switching/Yards FMN Railroad

Nebraska Kansas Colorado Railway

Operations
Nebraska, Kansas & Colorado Railway is based in Grant, NE and operates about 509 miles of track in Southwestern Nebraska, Northern Kansas and Northeastern Colorado

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
161.220WPLE263 BM CSQ NKCR74 Road Road FMN Railroad

Nebraska Northwestern Railroad

Operations
Nebraska Northwestern Railroad operates the former CNW Cowboy Line track between Dakota Junction and the rail yard at Chadron, Nebraska. In addition to the 7.22 miles of owned track, the railroad leased the line between the connection with the DME Rapid City line at Dakota Junction and the connection with BNSF Railway at Crawford, Nebraska. The railroad also has connections to the west, the railroad connected with the remaining 4.5 miles of track owned by the Nebkota Railway coming from the east where a small grain auger loading facility had been built in 2010. NNR purchased and operates the former Nebkota Railroad trackage

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
160.305 BM CSQ NNW 13 Ops Operations FMN Railroad
161.535 BM CSQ NNW 95 Road Road (Nebkota) FMN Railroad

Omaha Lincoln Beatrice Railway

Operations
Omaha, Lincoln and Beatrice Railway is a switching railroad located in Lincoln

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
160.740 BM CSQ OLB42 Ops Operations FMN Railroad
160.680 BM OLB38 Shop Shop/Grain Operations FMN Railroad

Watco Companies

ADM Havelock
FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
160.935WREM388 BM WATCO55 Switch Switching 055 FMN Railroad
161.130WREM388 BM WATCO66 Switch Switching 066 FMN Railroad

Nebraska Railroad Museum

Fremont & Elkhorn Valley Railroad
Nebraska Railroad Museum owned the FEVR and the railroad was sold in 2012 and operations are limited, if any. The museum is relocating equipment to Nebraska City

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
160.245WNGL486 BM CSQ FEVR 09 Road Operations 09 FMN Railroad
161.265WNGL486 BM CSQ FEVR 77 Road Operations 77 FMN Railroad