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Old 01-02-2018, 12:41 AM
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Anyone have frequencies for the railroad contractors?
Hulcher
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No licenses listed under those names. They probably use itinerant frequencies.
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Old 01-02-2018, 8:36 AM
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If they work on our lines they must use our frequencies, other than that itinerants are more than likely. The last time WE had to reprogram THEIR radios with our new channel lineup they also had all the red, green blue etc channels in their radios.
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If you searched the forums or web site for those company names you would have found several threads like this: https://forums.radioreference.com/ra...equencies.html
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Thanks
I missed that search.
I kept trying FCC type searches and had no luck. I figured i had missed something and maybe others had that something.
Thanks to everyone
Anything else, please post.
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I have heard several rail recovery operations as well as contractors like Sperry and various rail grinders. They all use the regular road channels for communications with the railroad, to get track time and coordinate movements.

Sometimes they use one of the regular AAR channels for internal use. More often however they use the common itinerant, MURS or other business channels for person to person communications at the scene or on board the machinery. Most often I have heard them on 151.625, and other 151.xxx MHz. channels.

I did hear a work crew from a contractor once using FRS channels on a railgrinder, they had a hi-rail following along to put out grass fires and they were chatting back and forth.
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