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chrismol1

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wow! Wasnt expecting it but it had the old D&H detector that was upgraded 10 years ago! what a blast hear that old voice
 

N9JIG

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I like it! I will start collecting some and send them on.

Might I suggest that you add the date recorded (if known) for historical purposes?
 

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I'm not the huge fan most of you are but that's neat as hell. Back in the early 70s, I worked as a TV newsman and did a week-long series on railroads (inside a caboose, hump yard, bearing heat detectors with the printout tapes, etc. It went over pretty good. It was then that I sorta developed a mild interest.
 

spdfile1

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Good Evening Everyone,

I started a new website that might be of interest to those here:

www.defectdetector.net

If anyone has anything that they would like to contribute, please reach out to me either here or through the website.

Thanks,

Nick Wilson
Nick,
I love it!!!! I see you have some of mine (Scott Schroeder) on there and that is very kool. On radioreference I submitted a bunch for just about every Conrail Defect Detector in Central NY. I also submitted some CSX Defect Detectors in Florida specifically Miami Sub & Auburndale Sub. I'm also working on FEC Detectors. I've listed there locations but haven't downloaded the audio clips yet. Love your website!!!!!!!
 

wa8pyr

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Good Evening Everyone,

I started a new website that might be of interest to those here:

www.defectdetector.net

If anyone has anything that they would like to contribute, please reach out to me either here or through the website.
Nick,

That's great! The older stuff especially brings back a lot of fond memories.

Couple of corrections though. . . unless they've been moved very recently, the CSX Columbus Subdivision and Northern Subdivision are in the Louisville Division, not the Great Lakes Division.

Also on the Northern Subdivision, the detector at MP 538.0 is in Kentucky, not Ohio; the border along the Ohio River is 6.5 miles railroad west of there (the Limeville/Sciotoville Bridge runs between MP1.4 and 2.1).

Next time I'm out roaming about I'll see if I can't grab audio of the detectors at 22.2 (Robbins), 35.8 (MR Cabin, kind of) and 51.3 (Hopetown) on the Northern Sub for you.

Tom WA8PYR
 

nsrailfan6130

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Good Evening Everyone,

I started a new website that might be of interest to those here:

www.defectdetector.net

If anyone has anything that they would like to contribute, please reach out to me either here or through the website.

Thanks,

Nick Wilson
I live near 2 defect scanner sites (D52.5 in Holloway MI and D64.2 in Sand Creek MI) I'll see if I can get a recording from one or both sites.
 

Saint

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I hear them all the time down here in Fort Erie Ontario but don't pay attention on what frequency they use. Are there certain frequencies I should listen to or do I have to scan all Rail frequencies.
Steve
 

JoshuaHufford

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I hear them all the time down here in Fort Erie Ontario but don't pay attention on what frequency they use. Are there certain frequencies I should listen to or do I have to scan all Rail frequencies.
Steve
They will be on whatever road channel is in use on the particular subdivision they are located on.
 

homerjay

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OK thanks for that I have been listening and I found two different frequencies that have them on there SO FAR, 161.415 and 160.800, I think they were in Buffalo NY.
The one you hear on 161.415 is the CN Stamford Sub. The detector is at Mile 7 which is around Stevensville. That is also CN Ch 1 and you will hear almost all CN detectors on that channel in Ontario.

As for the other channel you listed I would guess its from CSX in Buffalo, my guess is the Niagara branch or the Belt Line.
 

Saint

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The one you hear on 161.415 is the CN Stamford Sub. The detector is at Mile 7 which is around Stevensville. That is also CN Ch 1 and you will hear almost all CN detectors on that channel in Ontario.

As for the other channel you listed I would guess its from CSX in Buffalo, my guess is the Niagara branch or the Belt Line.
Yes I believe you are right.
 
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