Arizona Railroads (Arizona)

Last Updated: September 28, 2021, 6:26 pm

Known railroads and their operations for Arizona 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 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 commonly uses 161.010 for MofW operations in many areas.

Frequencies

BNSF Railway

Coronado Subdivision
MP 0 (East Coronado Junction) to MP 45 (Coronado)

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
161.19000 BM CSQ BNSF72 Coron East Coronado Jct to Coronado FMN Railroad
Gallup Subdivision
MP 0 (Belen Junction, NM) to MP 284 (East Winslow, AZ)

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
160.59000 BM CSQ BNSF32 Gallu Belen to Rio Puerco FMN Railroad
160.65000 BM CSQ BNSF36 Gallu Rio Puerco to Lupton FMN Railroad
161.19000 BM CSQ BNSF72 Gallu Lupton to East Winslow FMN Railroad
160.24500 RM CSQ BNSF09 PBX PBX - Adamana NM FMN Railroad
160.26000 RM CSQ BNSF10 PBX PBX - Sanders FMN Railroad
160.33500 BM CSQ BNSF15 PBX PBX - Gallup NM - Flagstaff AZ FMN Railroad
Phoenix Subdivision

MP 375 (West Williams Junction) to MP 401 (Drake) and MP 21 to 193 (Phoenix). Mileposts change from 401 to 21 at Drake, southward due to a line relocation.

 

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
161.37000 BM CSQ BNSF84 Phx Sub West Williams Jct to Glendale FMN Railroad
160.65000 BM CSQ BNSF36 Phx Sub Glendale to Alhambra FMN Railroad
160.93500 BM CSQ BNSF55 Phx Sub Glendale to Phoenix FMN Railroad
160.56000 BM CSQ BNSF30 Enis Spur Enis Spur to Fennemore FMN Railroad
160.44000WQNW499 RM CSQ BNSF22 Yard El Mirage Vehicle Loaders FMN Railroad
161.19000WRY977 BM 131.8 PL BNSF72 Yard Glendale Trailer Yard FMN Railroad
160.26000WPSE563 RM CSQ BNSF10 PBX PBX - Phoenix FMN Railroad
160.33500KCT542 RM CSQ BNSF15 PBX PBX - Yarnell FMN Railroad
160.47000 BM CSQ MSC Waddell Mountain States Contracting switching operations at Woolf Logistics Park FMN Railroad
Seligman Subdivision
MP 284 (East Winslow AZ) to MP 578 (Needles CA)

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
160.93500 BM CSQ BNSF55 Selig East Winslow to West Seligman FMN Railroad
160.65000 BM CSQ BNSF36 Selig West Seligman to East Needles FMN Railroad
160.93500 BM CSQ BNSF55 Selig East Needles to Needles FMN Railroad
160.24500 RM CSQ BNSF09 PBX PBX - Peach Springs FMN Railroad
160.26000 RM CSQ BNSF10 PBX PBX - Williams FMN Railroad
160.33500 RM CSQ BNSF15 PBX PBX - Kingman - Flagstaff FMN Railroad
161.02500 M CSQ BNSF61 MOW Maintenance of Way - Kingman FMN Railroad
Springerville Subdivision
MP 0 (Tepco Junction) to MP 30 (Springerville)

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
161.19000 BM BNSF72 Sprin Tepco Junction to Springerville FMN Railroad

Union Pacific

Gila Subdivision
MP 732 (Yuma) to MP 988 (Tucson)

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
161.55000 BM CSQ UP96 Gila Yuma to Aztec FMN Railroad
160.41000 BM CSQ UP20 Gila Aztec to Toltec FMN Railroad
160.32000 BM CSQ UP14 Gila Toltec to Tucson FMN Railroad
161.10000 BM CSQ UP66 Yard Yuma/Tuscon Yard FMN Railroad
161.43000 RM CSQ UP88 Yard Yuma Yard FMN Railroad
160.89000 RM CSQ UP52 PBX PBX - Pinal Peak -Telegraph Pass - White Tanks FMN Railroad
160.95000 RM CSQ UP56 PBX PBX - Mount Lemmon/Mount Oatman FMN Railroad
Lordsburg Subdivison
MP 987 (Tucson AZ) to MP 1299 (El Paso TX)

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
160.32000 BM CSQ UP14 Lordsbu Tucson to Vail FMN Railroad
160.23000 BM CSQ UP08 Lordsbu Vail AZ to Afton NM FMN Railroad
161.10000 BM CSQ UP66 Yard Tucson Yard FMN Railroad
161.13000 BM CSQ UP68 Yard Tucson Yard FMN Railroad
161.43000 BM CSQ UP88 Yard Tucson Yard FMN Railroad
160.36500 BM CSQ UP17 Tuc Car Tucson Yard - Car Department FMN Railroad
160.89000 RM CSQ UP52 PBX PBX - Heliograph FMN Railroad
160.95000 RM CSQ UP56 PBX PBX - Mount Lemmon FMN Railroad
Nogales Subdivision
MP 0 (Tucson) to MP 65 Nogales

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
160.99500 BM CSQ UP59 Nogales Tucson to Nogales FMN Railroad
160.95000 RM CSQ UP56 PBX PBX - Mount Lemmon FMN Railroad
Phoenix Subdivision
MP 802 (End of Track near Hyder) to MP 980 (Picacho Wye). The track is out of service between MP 858 and MP 802

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
160.78500 BM CSQ UP45 Phoenix MP 802 to Coolidge FMN Railroad
160.32000 BM CSQ UP14 Phoenix Coolidge to Picacho FMN Railroad
160.86000 BM CSQ UP50 Yard Phoenix Yard FMN Railroad
160.96500 BM CSQ UP57 Yard Phoenix Yard FMN Railroad
161.10000 BM CSQ UP66 Yard Phoenix Yard FMN Railroad
160.98000 BM CSQ UP58 Auto Phoenix Auto Facility/Tempe FMN Railroad
160.23000 BM CSQ UP08 Yard Campo Yard FMN Railroad
160.36500 BM CSQ UP17 Yard Campo Yard FMN Railroad
160.24000 BM CSQ UP24 Yard West Valley Yard FMN Railroad
160.89000 RM CSQ UP52 PBX PBX - White Tanks - Pinal Peak FMN Railroad
160.95000 RM CSQ UP56 PBX PBX - Oatman Mountain - Telegraph Pass FMN Railroad

Arizona Eastern Railway

Operations
Arizona Eastern Railway operates two lines: Lordsburg NM to Globe AZ via Bowie and Lordsburg NM to Morenci AZ

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
160.21500WNPU796 RM AZER07 Road Bowie to Miami FMN Railroad
161.35500WNPU796 RM AZER83 Road Miami to Bowie FMN Railroad

Arizona and California Railroad

Operations
The Arizona and California Railroad operates 190 miles of main line track. At Cadiz, the ARZC begins with an interchange with the BNSF and continues southeast across the Mojave Desert to Rice, California, then east to cross the Colorado River Arizona/California state line at Parker, Arizona. The railroad continues east to Matthie. The ARZC also has trackage rights into Phoenix on the BNSF Phoenix Branch

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
161.37000 BM CSQ ARZC84 Mobest to MP 176 FMN Railroad
160.65000 BM CSQ ARZC36 MP 176 to Matthie FMN Railroad
160.86000WNZC275 RM CSQ ARZC50 Matthie to Cadiz FMN Railroad
161.46000WNZC275 RM CSQ ARZC90 Rptr Road Repeater FMN Railroad
457.90000WNZC275 F CSQ ARZC Link Dispatcher Link - Aguila to Parker FMN Railroad

Black Mesa and Lake Powell Railroad

Operations

The Black Mesa and Lake Powell Railroad is a 78 mile electrified railroad to transport coal from the Peabody Energy Kayenta Coal Mine near Kayenta to the Navajo Generating Station power plant at Page. Milepost 0 is at the NGS Power Plant at Page and the coal train makes three round trips a day. It does not connect with any other railroad. In 2020 the railroad shut down but some operations continue to shutdown and dismantle the operations. 

 

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
451.35000WPSG349 RM CC 1
TG 1
SL *
BLKM Mine Kayenta Coal Mine DMR Railroad
451.45000WPSG349 RM CC 1
TG 1
SL *
BLKM TubaCty Tuba City DMR Railroad
451.95000WPSG349 RM CC 1
TG 1
SL *
BLKM NGS Plt NGS Plant - Page DMR Railroad
452.21250WPSG349 RM CC 1
TG 1
SL *
BLKM MP25 MP 25 on Hwy 98 DMR Railroad

Clarkdale Arizona Central Railroad

Operations
The Clarkdale Arizona Central Railroad operates between Drake and Clarkdale. The Verde Canyon Railway operates excursion trains on this track

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
160.56000 BM CSQ AZCR30 Road Drake to Clarksdale FMN Railroad
161.01000 BM CSQ AZCR60 Road Drake to Verde Valley FMN Railroad

Copper Basin Railway

Operations
Copper Basin Railway operates between Winkelman and Magma. It primary serves the ASARCO Copper facilities

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
160.54500WNGC943 RM 192.8 PL CBRY29 Road Road FMN Railroad

San Pedro and Southwestern Railroad

Operations
The San Pedro & Southwestern Railroad serves the Central Arizona Commerce Park located in Casa Grande.  It also services Apache Nitrogen Products between Benson and St David (Cochise County)

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
160.44000WQBT827 BM CSQ SPSR22 Ops Operations FMN Railroad

Grand Canyon Railway

Operations
The Grand Canyon Railway operates passenger trains between Williams and the South Rim of the Grand Canyon

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
160.42500WQOF536 BM 82.5 PL GCRX21 Road Road FMN Railroad
160.35000WNRP776 RM CSQ GCRX97 Ops Operations FMN Railroad
160.48500WNRP776 M CSQ GCRX25 Yard Williams Yard - "Train-3" Operations FMN Railroad
160.83000WNRP776 M CSQ GCRX48 Yard Williams Yard - "Train-4" Operations FMN Railroad
452.32500WQOS953 BM 218.1 PL GC Railway B Unknown Use FMN Railroad

Verde Canyon Railroad

Operations
The Verde Canyon Railroad is an excursion train also runs on the Clarkdale Arizona Central Railroad line through Verde Canyon

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
160.65000 BM CSQ VCRR36 Road Road FMN Railroad
462.63750 BM CSQ VCRR Depot Passenger Operations FMN Railroad
461.45000 RM VCRR Tours Passenger Tours - Clarkdale to Williams FMN Railroad