Mass Coastal and Bay Colony Frequencies in New Bedford

KEWB-N1EXA

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On Tuesdays between 11am and 12 pm is the exchange between Mass Coastal Railroad ( 160.4250 Mhz ) and the Bay Colony Rail Road ( 160.3050 Mhz ) North of the New Bedford Rail Yard. The yard had been empty for some time because the MBTA commuter rail is coming in a few years from now. Ive Been monitoring (160.7250) for any testing activity but i'm only getting Old Colony Dispatch up around the Plymouth Middleboro Area. The Bay Colony run ( 160.3050) is from New Bedford West out to Dartmouth and Westport with Sheet Rock and Scrap steel cars . This is been pretty much a weekly run all summer.

I usually carry my Uniden Bearcat 125 hand held or the Baofeng UV5R to monitor
At home I'm Using the Bearcat 15 Crystal scanner for Rail and Harbor Ops.

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GREAT train pics! I wish we had more rail activity where I live. About allI hear is AMTRAK dispatchers on 160.920 but nothing on other rail freqs.
 

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Bob, thats not true, there is alot of activity on P&W in the Providence yard and the Seaview in Quonset. input those into your scanner and you will see. There is also a FB group dedicated to rail fanning for this area that posts activities of the these rail systems
 

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Bob, thats not true, there is alot of activity on P&W in the Providence yard and the Seaview in Quonset. input those into your scanner and you will see. There is also a FB group dedicated to rail fanning for this area that posts activities of the these rail systems
OK I will check out the FB page. I got the rail freqs from the RR database and some freqs from Scan NE website. But I have been scanning them and dont know why I only hear 160.920? I live only a few miles south west of Providence so I should be able to hear from there. Not sure about Quonset though. After checking the frequencies I have programmed I have these: PW: 160.65, 161.1, 161.325 & 160.89. AMTRAK: 160.92, 161.295, 160.515, and these UHF: EOT: 452.9375 and 457.9375. So I seem to be missing some others that may be more active here.
 
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KEWB-N1EXA

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GREAT train pics! I wish we had more rail activity where I live. About alI hear is AMTRAK dispatchers on 160.920 but nothing on other rail freqs.
Most of the train Talk in New Bedford is on Walkies or portable train radios. Don't see any antennas on the cabs. The only power house is the Dispatch on Mass Coastal on 160.4250 . The Canal Bridge and Trash train going through Wareham to the SEMASS Incinerator in Middleboro.

I checked the FCC license for 160.245 because its been quiet for some time. It Looks to be expired ! That was used in Bourne at the base
of the rail road bridge.

Maybe your not getting Quonset RI is because their running Low Power with Portables.

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Also, doesn't Quonset run at night vs day??? or is that another RR Ops that is nights only

Most of the train Talk in New Bedford is on Walkies or portable train radios. Don't see any antennas on the cabs. The only power house is the Dispatch on Mass Coastal on 160.4250 . The Canal Bridge and Trash train going through Wareham to the SEMASS Incinerator in Middleboro.

I checked the FCC license for 160.245 because its been quiet for some time. It Looks to be expired ! That was used in Bourne at the base
of the rail road bridge.

Maybe your not getting Quonset RI is because their running Low Power with Portables.

Pete N1EXA
 

KEWB-N1EXA

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Also, doesn't Quonset run at night vs day??? or is that another RR Ops that is nights only
Good Point !
The Same thing Might Happen here in New Bedford if Keolis ( MBTA) starts running a daytime route from Boston to New Bedford on one track
from Taunton on down to New Bedford. Bay Colony runs on their own rails and are not high speed so the frieght can be left on the side track
and picked up during the day. Ive seen some Sheet Rock cars or empty Scrape cars sit for a few days before their picked up.

Pete N1EXA
 

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That's a lease loco for Mass Coastal. Mass Coastal leased the locomotive to augment operations for their freight operations. LTEX is Larry Truck and Electric leasing company.
 
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