Known railroads and their operations for Kansas 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.

The greater Kansas City Metropolitan area may include some Missouri information as the greater metro area is operationally complex and interlaced. Known information is generally concentrated for Kansas.

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.

The BNSF operates radio PBX systems in some areas and is comprised of legacy BN or ATSF systems. On the BN it is known as MRAS (Mobile Radio Access System) and the ATSF side known is PBX. Both are shown in their respective formats as well as general coverage area, if known.


BNSF Railway

Afton Subdivision

MP 102 (Edward/Fort Scott, KS) to MP 186 (Afton Junction, OK)

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
161.340KRV324 BM CSQ BNSF82 Afton Edward to Afton Junction FMN Railroad
161.130KWL488 RM CSQ BNSF MRAS 5 MRAS Green FMN Railroad
161.490WQFZ707 RM CSQ BNSF MRAS 7 MRAS Yellow FMN Railroad
Arkansas City Subdivision
MP 185 (Newton) to MP 263 (Arkansas City)

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
161.055WPGS445 BM CSQ BNSF63 Arkansas Newton to East Arkansas City FMN Railroad
160.560WSX463 BM CSQ BNSF30 Arkansas East Arkansas City to Arkansas City FMN Railroad
161.160WQHJ993 BM CSQ BNSF70 Yard Sand Creek/Newton Yard FMN Railroad
160.215WQHJ993 RM CSQ BNSF47 SandCrkYd Sand Creek Yard RCO FMN Railroad
160.590WQNZ702 BM CSQ BNSF32 WSandCrkY West Sand Creek Yard FMN Railroad
160.500KBB380 RM CSQ BNSF50 SandCrkYd Sand Creek Yard Car Man FMN Railroad
160.275KBC522 BM CSQ BNSF11 WichtYard Wichita Yard FMN Railroad
160.260WQFK904 RM CSQ BNSF10 PBX PBX Newton FMN Railroad
160.335WPPE816 RM CSQ BNSF15 PBX PBX Wichita FMN Railroad
160.260 RM CSQ BNSF10 PBX PBX Arkansas City FMN Railroad
Douglass Subdivision

MP 185 (Near Douglass) to MP 216 (Winfield)

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
161.055WNAL809 BM CSQ BNSF63 Douglass Douglass to Winfield FMN Railroad
Emporia Subdivision
MP 1 (Kansas City/Santa Fe Junction) to MP 238 (Wellington)

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
161.085WQOB586 BM CSQ BNSF65 Emporia Santa Fe Junction to Olathe FMN Railroad
160.650WQSL914 BM CSQ BNSF36 Emporia Olathe to West Augusta FMN Railroad
161.190WNKM707 BM CSQ BNSF72 Emporia West Augusta to Wellington FMN Railroad
161.370WQSL994 BM CSQ BNSF84 Yards Emporia/Wellington Yards FMN Railroad
160.335WQCX636 RM CSQ BNSF15 PBX PBX Kansas City/Emporia FMN Railroad
160.245WNSS772 BM CSQ BNSF09 PBX PBX Ottawa FMN Railroad
Fort Scott Subdivision
MP 0 (19th Street Yard/Kansas City) to MP 198 (Nichols)

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
161.100WQQL261 BM CSQ BNSF66 Ft Scott 19th Street to 30th Street FMN Railroad
160.695WQSL914 BM CSQ BNSF39 Ft Scott 30th Street to Henson FMN Railroad
161.340KRV324 BM CSQ BNSF82 Ft Scott Henson to Nichols FMN Railroad
160.665WNMI692 RM CSQ BNSF MRAS 3 MRAS Red FMN Railroad
161.130KUL903 RM CSQ BNSF MRAS 5 MRAS Green FMN Railroad
La Junta Subdivision
MP 124 (Ellinor, KS) to MP 533 (Las Animas, CO)

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
161.055WQRN379 BM CSQ BNSF63 La Junta Ellinor to Hutchinson FMN Railroad
160.455WQRN379 BM CSQ BNSF23 La Junta Hutchinson to Las Animas FMN Railroad
161.160WQHJ993 BM CSQ BNSF70 NewtnYard Sand Creek/Newton Yard FMN Railroad
160.815WQHJ993 BM CSQ BNSF47 NewtonRCO Sand Creek Yard RCO FMN Railroad
160.590KBB380 BM CSQ BNSF32 WSandYard West Sand Creek Yard FMN Railroad
161.310KAM256 BM CSQ BNSF80 HutchYard Hutchinson Yard FMN Railroad
160.650WQOB307 BM CSQ BNSF36 DC/GCYard Dodge City/Garden City Yards FMN Railroad
160.260KAI395 RM CSQ BNSF10 PBX PBX Newton & Syracuse FMN Railroad
160.425WPFC492 RM CSQ BNSF21 PBX PBX Spearville FMN Railroad
160.245KAM256 RM CSQ BNSF09 PBX PBX Hutchinson - Dodge City - Lamar FMN Railroad
160.335WQET638 RM CSQ BNSF15 PBX PBX Garden City FMN Railroad
Panhandle Subdivision
MP 238 (Wellington, KS) to MP 550 (Amarillo, TX). GPS and radio information is listed between Wellington and Avard

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
161.190KAJ564 BM CSQ BNSF72 Panhandle Wellington KS to Heman OK FMN Railroad
161.370KFR301 BM CSQ BNSF84 Yard Wellington Yard FMN Railroad
160.830WQFZ707 RM CSQ BNSF48 PBX PBX Wellington FMN Railroad
160.335KAN638 RM CSQ BNSF15 PBX PBX Kiowa FMN Railroad
161.130KKP817 RM CSQ BNSF68 PBX PBX Avard FMN Railroad
Strong City Subdivision

MP 25 (Lost Springs, KS) to MP 153 (Superior, NE)

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
160.635WQFM390 BM CSQ BNSF35 Strong Ci Lost Springs to Superior FMN Railroad
160.425WQFZ708 RM CSQ BNSF21 PBX PBX Strong City FMN Railroad
160.245KKG894 RM CSQ BNSF09 PBX PBX Longford FMN Railroad
160.260KVI411 RM CSQ BNSF10 PBX PBX Concordia FMN Railroad
Topeka Subdivision
MP 0 (Holliday) to MP 111 (NR Junction/Emporia)

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
161.145WPZE767 BM CSQ BNSF69 Topeka Holliday to NR Junction FMN Railroad
160.335WQCX636 RM CSQ BNSF15 PBX PBX Kansas City FMN Railroad
160.245WQCX634 RM CSQ BNSF09 PBX PBX Topeka FMN Railroad
Kansas City Terminal
Kansas City area / Murray Yard

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
160.650KNBU592 BM CSQ BNSF36 KCT Yard Murrary Yard FMN Railroad
161.100KNBU592 BM CSQ BNSF66 KCT Yard Murrary Yard FMN Railroad
161.370WZU370 RM CSQ BNSF84 KCT Hump Murrary Yard Hump FMN Railroad
160.995WYC895 RM CSQ BNSF59 KCT Bowl Murrary Yard Bowl FMN Railroad
160.215WPMD882 RM CSQ BNSF07 KCT NBowl Murrary Yard North Bowl FMN Railroad
161.385KNAK448 RM BNSF463 KCTSBowl Murrary Yard South Bowl NXDN Railroad
160.560WQQL261 BM CSQ BNSF30 KCT WBowl Murrary Yard West Bowl FMN Railroad
160.335WQCX636 RM CSQ BNSF15 KCT Repai Murrary Yard P4/Car Repair FMN Railroad
160.905KWL280 RM CSQ BNSF53 KCT Diesl Murrary Yard Diesel Shop FMN Railroad
160.935WQQL261 BM CSQ BNSF55 KCT Crews Murrary Yard Crew Vans FMN Railroad
160.950WQTS211 RM BNSF405 KCT Cars Murrary Yard Car Department NXDN Railroad
160.275KNBU589 BM CSQ BNSF11 KCT 10St 10th Street Yard FMN Railroad
160.800WQQL261 BM CSQ BNSF46 KCT 19St 19th Street Yard FMN Railroad
160.590WZU370 BM BNSF357 KCT Swch Turner Industry Switching NXDN Railroad
161.040WQOB220 BM CSQ BNSF62 KCT Swch Industry Switching FMN Railroad
161.430KAW335 BM CSQ BNSF88 KCT Maint Maintenance of Way FMN Railroad

Union Pacific

Coffeyville Subdivision
MP 285 (Leeds Junction/Kansas City) to MP 663 (Coffeyville)

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
161.265WPCR342 BM CSQ UP77 Coffeyville Leeds Junction to Brown FMN Railroad
161.220WPBM814 BM CSQ UP74 Coffeyville Brown to Coffeyville FMN Railroad
Enid Subdivision
MP 245 (Wichita, KS) to MP 436 (Chickasha, OK)

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
160.470WPAX851 BM CSQ UP24 Enid Wichita to Chickasha FMN Railroad
160.980WQSK819 BM CSQ UP58 WichitaYard Wichita Yard FMN Railroad
160.515WQSK819 BM CSQ UP27 WichitaYard Wichita Area RCL FMN Railroad
160.680WQSK819 BM CSQ UP38 WichitaYard Wichita Area RCL FMN Railroad
Herington Subdivision
MP 171 (Herington) to MP 298 (Pratt)

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
161.550WPCM950 BM CSQ UP96 Herington Herington to Pratt FMN Railroad
160.395KNBA802 RM CSQ UP19 HerngtnYard Herington Yard Limits FMN Railroad
160.980KNBA802 BM CSQ UP58 HerngtnYard Herington Yard FMN Railroad
160.860KNBA802 RM CSQ UP50 N Dodger North End Dodger FMN Railroad
160.230KNBA802 RM CSQ UP08 S Dodger South End Dodger FMN Railroad
Hiawatha Subdivision
MP 43 (Hiawatha) to MP 108 (Upland)

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
160.410WPPW681 BM CSQ UP20 Hiawatha Hiawatha to Marysville FMN Railroad
Kansas Subdivision

MP 6 (Kansas City West Yard) to MP143 (Upland Junction)

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
161.520WQRE593 BM CSQ UP94 Kansas KC West Yard to Soldier Creek FMN Railroad
161.175WNWY984 BM CSQ UP71 Kansas Soldier Creek to Upland FMN Railroad
160.290WRM795 RM CSQ UP12 Topeka Yard Topeka Yard FMN Railroad
Lost Springs Subdivision
MP 171 (Herington) to MP 242 (Wichita)

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
160.980WPNW505 BM CSQ UP58 Lost Spring Herington to Wichita FMN Railroad
160.470WQSK819 BM CSQ UP24 WichitaYard Wichita Yard FMN Railroad
160.680WQSK819 BM CSQ UP38 WichitaYard Wichita Yard FMN Railroad
160.515WPAX851 BM CSQ UP27 Katy Yard Katy Yard FMN Railroad
160.740WPAX851 BM CSQ UP42 Wich Switch Wichita Industry Switching FMN Railroad
Marysville Subdivision
MP 143 (Upland Junction, KS) to MP 288 (Gibbon Junction, NE)

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
160.515WQNK619 BM CSQ UP27 Marysville Upland to Gibbon FMN Railroad
Parsons Subdivision
MP 42 (BNSF Connection KC/South Hillsdale) to MP 136 (Parsons)

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
161.265WPCR342 BM CSQ UP77 Parsons South Hillsdale to Ringer FMN Railroad
160.875WNIC652 BM CSQ UP51 Parsons Ringer to Parsons FMN Railroad
160.680WRE304 BM CSQ UP38 Parsons Yrd Parsons Yard FMN Railroad
Pratt Subdivison
MP 297 (Pratt, KS) to MP 544 (Dalhart, TX)

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
161.550KNBA808 BM CSQ UP96 Pratt Stratford TX to Pratt KS FMN Railroad
161.100WPVV204 BM CSQ UP66 Pratt Liberal Yard FMN Railroad
Salina Subdivison
MP 73 (Menoken) to MP 186 (Salina)

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
160.605WPQA603 BM CSQ UP33 Salina East Menoken to Salina FMN Railroad
160.680KEG657 BM CSQ UP38 Trigo Swtch Trigo Industry Switching FMN Railroad
Sharon Springs Subdivision
MP 186 (Salina) to MP 429 (Sharon Springs)

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
160.740 WNWU388 BM CSQ UP42 Sharon Sprg Salina to Sharon Springs FMN Railroad
Topeka Subdivision
MP 90 (SJ Junction/Topeka) to MP 172 (Herington)

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
161.520WPZY424 BM CSQ UP94 Topeka SJ Junction to West Topeka FMN Railroad
161.550KNBA802 BM CSQ UP96 Topeka West Topeka to Herington FMN Railroad
Kansas City Terminal
Operations in the greater Kansas City area

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
160.680WNZJ406 BM CSQ UP38 KCT West Rd Broadway West Road FMN Railroad
160.980WQQH669 BM CSQ UP58 KCT East Rd Broadway East Road FMN Railroad
160.320WQQH669 BM CSQ UP14 18thSt Yard 18th Street Yard FMN Railroad
160.830WQQF367 BM CSQ UP48 FairfaxYard Fairfax Yard FMN Railroad
160.980WNZJ406 BM CSQ UP58 Neff Yard Neff Yard FMN Railroad
161.400WPWP815 BM CSQ UP86 AdaleYard W Armourdale Yard West FMN Railroad
161.550WNZJ406 BM CSQ UP96 AdaleYard E Armourdale Yard East FMN Railroad
160.365WPWP815 RM CSQ UP17 KCT CarDept Car Department FMN Railroad

Kansas City Southern

Heavener Subdivision
MP 128 (Pittsburg KS) to MP 338 (Heavener OK)

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
160.260KBX923 BM CSQ KCS10 Road Pittsburg to North Shady Point - Road FMN Railroad
160.350KBX923 BM CSQ KCS16 Dispatch Pittsburg to North Shady Point - Train to Dispatcher FMN Railroad
161.055KBX923 BM CSQ KCS63 Yards Yards FMN Railroad
Pittsburg Subdivision
MP 3 (Kansas City MO) to MP 128 (Pittsburg KS)

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
160.260KFG289 BM CSQ KCS10 Road Kansas City to Pittsburg - Road/Yard FMN Railroad
160.350KFG289 BM CSQ KCS16 Dispatch Kansas City to Pittsburg - Train to Dispatcher FMN Railroad

Cimmaron Valley Railroad

The Cimmaron Valley Railroad is based in Satanta Kansas and operates to Dodge City, Springfield Colorado and Boise City Oklahoma

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
161.190 BM CSQ CVR72 Road Boise CIty to MP 139 FMN Railroad
160.650 BM CSQ CVR36 Road MP 139 to Dodge City FMN Railroad

Kansas and Oklahoma Railroad

The Kansas and Oklahoma Railroad (KO) operates 840 miles of track reaching out in three directions from Wichita, KS to the Colorado border

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
160.995WPDY381 BM CSQ KO 59 Road Road FMN Railroad
161.085WPDY381 BM CSQ KO 65 Yard Yard FMN Railroad

Kansas City Terminal Railway

The Kansas City Terminal Railway is a Class III railroad terminal railroad that serves as a joint operation of the trunk railroads that serve the Kansas City metropolitan area, the United States' second largest rail hub. Trains from any of the area railroads may be on their trackage. The Kaw River Railroad oversee's the KCTR

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
161.010WQNJ458 BM CSQ KCT 60 Dispatch Dispatcher/Traffic Control Center FMN Railroad
160.500WQNJ458 BM CSQ KCT 26 Maintence Maintence of Way FMN Railroad

Kyle Railroad

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

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
160.440KNFA346 BM CSQ KYLE22 Road Road FMN Railroad
160.275WNZC414 BM CSQ KYLE11 Yard Yard FMN Railroad
160.530WNZC414 BM CSQ KYLE28 Shop Repair Shop FMN Railroad

South Kansas and Oklahoma Railroad


The South Kansas & Oklahoma Railroad is based in Cherryvale and operates 400 miles of track from Cherryvale to Winfield, Humbodt, Coffeyville, Liberal, MO and Tulsa OK.

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
160.785WQRQ222 BM CSQ SKOL45 Road Road FMN Railroad
160.845WQRX872 BM CSQ SKOL49 Yard Yard FMN Railroad

Kaw River Railroad


Kaw River Railroad operates trackage in the greater Kansas City metro area. It also operates the Kansas City Terminal Railway.

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
161.310KAH705 BM CSQ KCTL80 Ops Operations FMN Railroad