Amtrak River Runner

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beerzkool

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Hi,

Anybody been able to monitor this train? I am not picking them up on 160 freqs. Are the conductors using FRS radios?
 
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Hi,

Anybody been able to monitor this train? I am not picking them up on 160 freqs. Are the conductors using FRS radios?
Anybody been able to monitor this train?
Normally Amtrak doesn't talk much. The only time you will hear Amtrak if the train is approaching a signal that is less than clear (green), or UP has a reason to talk to them, such as slow orders, or passing another train that is parked in a passing track, with the Conductor performing a rollby.

I am not picking them up on 160 freqs
Amtrak operates over the frequency that the host railroad is operating over, in the 160-162mhz range.

Are the conductors using FRS radios?
Conductors use 160-162mhz portables to talk to the engineer or the UP or whatever railroad Amtrak is operating over.
 

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The Sedalia Sub uses 160.47 for its trains and though I'm not 100% sure on the actual segments I think it runs from Rock Creek Jct to River Jct or Cole Jct in Jeff City, though these might be the same junction. I hear them referenced by other units along the line but don't hear to much from them. From KC to Rock Creek its either BNSF on 161.085 or KCT 161.010. I cannot remember which controls it.

Gregg in KC
 
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