Railroad Channels & Frequencies

Ch.--Freq. ......Ch.--Freq. ......Ch.--Freq. ......Ch.--Freq.
02--159.810......26--160.500......50--160.860......74--161.220
03--159.930......27--160.515......51--160.875......75--161.235
04--160.050......28--160.530......52--160.890......76--161.250
05--160.185......29--160.545......53--160.905......77--161.265
06--160.200......30--160.560......54--160.920......78--161.280
07--160.215......31--160.575......55--160.935......79--161.295
08--160.230......32--160.590......56--160.950......80--161.310
09--160.245......33--160.605......57--160.965......81--161.325
10--160.260......34--160.620......58--160.980......82--161.340
11--160.275......35--160.635......59--160.995......83--161.355
12--160.290......36--160.650......60--161.010......84--161.370
13--160.305......37--160.665......61--161.025......85--161.385
14--160.320......38--160.680......62--161.040......86--161.400
15--160.335......39--160.695......63--161.055......87--161.415
16--160.350......40--160.710......64--161.070......88--161.430
17--160.365......41--160.725......65--161.085......89--161.445
18--160.380......42--160.740......66--161.100......90--161.460
19--160.395......43--160.755......67--161.115......91--161.475
20--160.410......44--160.770......68--161.130......92--161.490
21--160.425......45--160.785......69--161.145......93--161.505
22--160.440......46--160.800......70--161.160......94--161.520
23--160.455......47--160.815......71--161.175......95--161.535
24--160.470......48--160.830......72--161.190......96--161.550
25--160.485......49--160.845......73--161.205......97--161.565

UHF Channels used by Railroads:
452.900/457.900.....Amtrak
452.925/457.925
452.950/457.900
452.9125/457.9125
452.9375/457.9375

Amateur Radio Frequencies For Railfans
146.490 2 meter Primary channel
146.565 2 meter Secondary (backup) channel
446.050 70 cm
223.620 1.25 meter
1294.425 23 cm

I have been told that there isn't too much activity on any of the above ham bands as most amateurs listen to the universal calling frequencies: 146.520, 446.000, 224.000 etc. or the repeaters enroute.

Useful Amtrak Frequencies

Coast Starlight

Ch. Freq.
22 160.440 On-board Manager: Portland to Klamath Falls, Oregon
23 160.455 On-board Manager: Klamath Falls, OR to Oakland, CA
22 160.440 On-board Manager: Oakland to Los Angeles, California

Southwest Chief

Ch. Freq.
23 160.455 On-board Manager: Los Angeles, California to Kingman, Arizona
94 161.520 On-board Manager: Kingman, Arizona to La Junta, Colorado

San Joaquins

Ch. Freq.
22 160.440 San Joaquins - Oakland to Bakersfield, California

Sunset Limited/Texas Eagle

Ch. Freq.
49 160.845 On-board Manager: New Orleans,LA to Los Angeles,California
22 160.440 On-board Manager: East of Alpine, Texas
36 160.650 On-board Manager: Alpine, Texas to Phoenix, Arizona
42 160.740 On-board Manager: Alpine, Texas to Phoenix, Arizona
23 160.455 On-board Manager: Phoenix, Arizona to Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles, California

Ch. Freq.
-- 452.900 Car Dept.
-- 457.900 Car Dept.
23 160.455 Terminal switching
63 161.055 Police
91 161.475 Police

Other Amtrak

Ch. Freq.
-- 452.900 Terminal services
13 160.305 West of Chicago, Illinois
81 161.325 Maintenance of way

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