Railroad Frequencies By US State

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Railroad Frequencies By Name

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Railroad Frequencies By Reporting Mark

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New England Railroad Frequencies Database

Updated 8/7/2023

Amtrak Information

Amtrak (reporting mark AMTK), is a passenger railroad service that provides medium- and long-distance intercity service in the US and to nine cities in Canada. Founded in 1971 as a quasi-public corporation to operate many U.S. passenger rail services, it receives a combination of state and federal subsidies but is managed as a for-profit organization. Amtrak’s headquarters is located one block west of Union Station in Washington, D.C.Amtrak serves more than 500 destinations in 46 states and three Canadian provinces, operating more than 300 trains daily over 21,400 miles (34,000 km) of track. Amtrak owns approximately 623 miles of this track and operates an additional 132 miles of track.

  • 160.920 (AAR #54)  – Amtrak Road
  • 160.74 160.74  (AAR#   )- Main Line – New Haven to Boston – Southampton Street Station & Yard

CSX Transportation Information

CSX Transportation is a Class I railroad operating in the eastern United States and the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec. The railroad operates approximately 21,000 route miles (34,000 km) of track. The company operates as a subsidiary of CSX Corporation, a Fortune 500 company headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. CSX Corporation was formed on November 1, 1980, by combining the railroads of the former Chessie System with Seaboard Coast Line Industries.

Massachusetts Frequencies

  • CSX Road Channel (ARR#46) 160.800
  • CSX Yard Channel (ARR#64) 160.070

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority is the public agency responsible for operating most public transportation services in Greater Boston, Massachusetts. Earlier modes of public transportation in Boston were independently owned and operated; many were first folded into a single agency with the formation of the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) in 1947. The MTA was replaced in 1964 with the present-day MBTA, which was established as an individual department within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts before becoming a division of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) in 2009. The MBTA and Philadelphia’s Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) are the only U.S. transit agencies that operate all five major types of terrestrial mass transit vehicles light rail vehicles (the Ashmont–Mattapan High Speed and Green Lines); heavy rail trains (the Blue, Orange, and Red Lines); regional rail trains (the Commuter Rail); electric trolleybuses (the Silver Line); and motor buses (MBTA Bus).

  • MBTA Middleboro Line (ARR$41) 160.725
  • Gloucester Massachusetts Harbor Bridge and Gloucester Railroad Bridge 156.650

Pioneer Valley Railroad Information

Pioneer Valley Railroad is a Class III shortline freight railroad operating the former Conrail (née-New York, New Haven & Hartford) trackage in the western part of Massachusetts in towns of Westfield, Holyoke, and Southampton. Since being founded in 1982 railroad has been owned by the Pinsly Railroad Company with headquarters in Westfield, Massachusetts. The tracks that the PVRR operates on was originally a branch line of the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad (reporting mark NH). The line changed hands to the New York Central Railroad and then to Conrail.

  • 161.085 Pioneer Valley Railroad – Easthampton Branch Road (AAR#65)
  • 160.335 Pioneer Valley Railroad – Holyoke Branch Road (AAR#15)

Cape Cod Central Railroad Information

The Cape Cod Central Railroad is a heritage railroad located on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. It operates on a rail line known as the Cape Main Line which is owned by Massachusetts Department of Transportation. The line was previously owned and operated by the Cape Cod Railroad, the Old Colony Railroad, and later the New Haven Railroad, each of which operated passenger trains on the line from 1854 to 1959. Although Cape Cod Central Railroad’s the namesake of the Cape Cod Central Railroad (1861–68), the two companies are unrelated.

New England Central Railroad Information

The New England Central Railroad (reporting mark NECR) began operations in 1995. New England Central Railroad’s a subsidiary of Genesee & Wyoming and runs from New London, Connecticut, to Alburgh, Vermont at the Canada–US border, a distance of 366 miles (589 km). The railroad interchanges with the CN, CSX, MCER, PAS, P&W, GMRC, WACR, and VTR. The New England Central Railroad is the successor to the Central Vermont Railway, which was sold by the CN to the RailTex Corp. in 1995, at which point it was renamed the New England Central.The new railroad was marked by improved service compared to the old Central Vermont, as well as more flexible crew arrangements, both of which led to a resurgence of the line.

Massachusetts Central Railroad Information

The Massachusetts Central Railroad is a shortline railroad in western Massachusetts, United States. It was established in 1975 to provide railroad transportation services on portions of the Boston & Maine Wheelwright Branch in and around their trackage in Bondsville (a village of Palmer) and Ware, and later between Palmer and South Barre on the old Right of Way (ROW) of the Ware River Railroad. The old Ware River Railroad was an independent line that ran from Palmer to the Cheshire Railroad in Winchendon and was built in 1868. The first section, from Palmer to Gilbertville, opened in 1870, and the rest three years later.

Bay Colony Railroad Information

The Bay Colony Railroad is a shortline railroad operating in Massachusetts. The BCLR operates in the Millis – Milford – Needham Corridor. In addition to moving freight for Bay Colony Railroad’s customers, Bay Colony also performs AAR-certified repairs on rolling stock and contract track construction projects for other railroads. It has a sister railroad, the Seminole Gulf Railway, which is based out of Fort Myers, Florida.

Pan Am Railways Information

Pan Am Railways, Inc. (PAR), known before March 2006 as Guilford Rail System, is an American holding company that owns and operates Class II regional railroads covering northern New England from Mattawamkeag, Maine, to Rotterdam Junction, New York. The primary subsidiaries of Pan Am Railways are Boston and Maine Corporation, Maine Central Railroad Company, Portland Terminal Company, and Springfield Terminal Railway Company. Pan Am Railways is headquartered in Iron Horse Park in North Billerica, Massachusetts.

Housatonic Railroad Information

The Housatonic Railroad is a Class III railroad operating in southwestern New England. It was chartered in 1983 to operate a short section of ex-New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad in northwestern Connecticut, and has since expanded north and south, as well as west into New York State. The Housatonic Railroad was also a company chartered in 1836 and leased by the New Haven in 1892. It followed much the same route as the current company, but did not run west into New York.

Providence and Worcester Railroad Information

The Providence and Worcester Railroad is a Class II railroad owned by Genesee & Wyoming. The railroad connects from Gardner in central Massachusetts, south through Providence and Worcester Railroad’s namesake cities of Worcester and Providence, Rhode Island, and west from Rhode Island through Connecticut and into New York City. The railroad’s connection between New Haven, Connecticut through New York City to Long Island is via trackage rights over the Hell Gate Bridge. In addition to the original main line between Providence and Worcester, and the East Providence Branch, the P&W owns or provides freight service on the following lines, identified by their original companies Boston, Barre and Gardner Railroad, Worcester to Gardner Woonsocket and Pascoag Railroad, Woonsocket to Slatersville (North Smithfield) Old Colony Railroad Newport line, Massachusetts/Rhode Island state line to Newport (bridge out at the Sakonnet River) trackage rights over Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor, Central Falls to New Haven East Junction Branch – branch of Boston and Providence Railroad, East Providence to Rhode Island/Massachusetts state line Norwich and Worcester Railroad, Worcester to Groton Southbridge Running Track – Southbridge and Blackstone Railroad, Webster to Southbridge Hartford, Providence and Fishkill Railroad, Plainfield to Willimantic New York and Boston Air Line Railroad, Middletown to New Haven Connecticut Valley Railroad, Hartford to Middletown Naugatuck Railroad, Devon to Derby (trackage rights over Metro-North Railroad) Danbury and Norwalk Railroad, Norwalk to Danbury P&W operates over the following lines with overhead trackage rights, meaning it cannot serve on-line customers Metro-North’s New Haven Line, New Haven (CT) to New Rochelle (NY), Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor, New Rochelle (NY) to Pelham Bay (NY), and CSX running tracks, Pelham Bay to Fresh Pond Jct., NY (CSX has trackage rights to serve customers on Metro-North and Amtrak, if any) Housatonic Railroad and branches, Danbury to Derby MBTA and CSX – Boston and Providence Railroad (East Providence Branch and main line), Boston, Clinton, Fitchburg and New Bedford Railroad and Old Colony Railroad Newport line, Rhode Island/Massachusetts state line to Massachusetts/Rhode Island state line === Passenger excursions === The P&W operates occasional passenger excursions on Providence and Worcester Railroad’s own lines and sometimes over the Amtrak Northeast Corridor.

Marine Band Radio

  • Marine Band Emergency Frequency 156.800
  • Gloucester Massachusetts Harbor Bridge and Gloucester Railroad Bridge 156.650

Railroad Museums

      Frequency                      Railroad Name       Channel Use       State     

  • 160.410 (AAR#  )  Mount Washington Cog Railway (New Hampshire)
  • 160.560 (AAR#  ) Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad  Operations (New Hampshire)
  • 161.550  (AAR#  ) Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad Operations (New Hampshire)
  • 160.470 (AAR#  ) Hobo Scenic Railroad Operations (New Hampshire)
  • 160.560 (AAR#  ) Hobo Scenic Railroad Operations (New Hampshire)
  • 161.550 (AAR#  ) Hobo Scenic Railroad Operations (New Hampshire)
  • 161.250 (AAR#  ) Conway Scenic Railroad Operations (New Hampshire)
  • 160.230 (AAR#  ) Valley Scenic Railroad – Road Operations (Connecticut)
  • 160.695 (AAR#  ) Valley Scenic Railroad – Yard Operations (Connecticut)
  • 160.755 (AAR#  ) Danbury Railway Museum – Yard Operations (Connecticut)
  • 160.350 (ARR#  ) Railroad Museum of New England (Naugatuck Railroad Operations) (Connecticut)
  • 161.145 (AAR#  ) Connecticut Trolley Museum -Museum Operations (Connecticut)
  • 160.245 (AAR#  ) Cape Cod Central Railroad Operations (Massachusetts)

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