Need Help Finding Freq: CSX | Bellevue, Nashville, TN

cea1991

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Hello,

Thought I'd run this question to see what I people may know. I can not seem to find the correct frequency for the CSX railroad that is near my house. Here are the details:

Crossing: 7491 Old Harding Pike, Nashville, TN 37221
Crossing ID: 348036X
Railroad: CSX
Milepost: 0012.360

There is a detector there and I just can't seem to find any frequency information on trains that pass through here. There is at least one outbound a morning anywhere from 1-3am and one inbound (towards DT Nashville) in the later afternoon. Thanks for any help!
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Thought I'd run this question to see what I people may know. I can not seem to find the correct frequency for the CSX railroad that is near my house. Here are the details:
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Frequency License Type Tone Alpha Tag Description Mode Tag
161.52000 BMAAR 94AC Dispatcher - Chattanooga to Atlanta, GA FMN Railroad
160.77000 BMAAR 44Nashville Terminal - Kayne Avenue Yard Locals FMN Railroad
160.23000 BMAAR 08Nashville Terminal - PTI Taxi Vans FMN Railroad
160.71000 BMAAR 20Nashville Terminal - Radnor Yard B Tower FMN Railroad
161.55000 BMAAR 96Nashville Terminal - Radnor Yard Hump FMN Railroad
160.26000 BMAAR 10Nashville Terminal - Radnor Yard Operations FMN Railroad
160.48500 BMAAR 25Nashville Terminal - Radnor Yard Switching FMN Railroad
160.44000 BMAAR 22Nashville Terminal - Radnor Yard Transfers FMN Railroad
161.37000 BMAAR 84Road FMN Railroad
160.53000 BMAAR 28Road/Yard-Memphis FMN Railroad
161.52000 BMAAR 20Road/Yard-Memphis FMN Railroad
161.10000 BMAAR 66SC Dispatcher - Nashville to Chattanooga FMN Railroad
160.41000 BMAAR 20SE Dispatcher - Nashville to Decatur, AL FMN Railroad
160.44000 BMAAR 22Wauhatchie Yard - Chattanooga FMN Railroad
 

cea1991

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CSX Transportation


FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
161.52000BMAAR 94AC Dispatcher - Chattanooga to Atlanta, GAFMNRailroad
160.77000BMAAR 44Nashville Terminal - Kayne Avenue Yard LocalsFMNRailroad
160.23000BMAAR 08Nashville Terminal - PTI Taxi VansFMNRailroad
160.71000BMAAR 20Nashville Terminal - Radnor Yard B TowerFMNRailroad
161.55000BMAAR 96Nashville Terminal - Radnor Yard HumpFMNRailroad
160.26000BMAAR 10Nashville Terminal - Radnor Yard OperationsFMNRailroad
160.48500BMAAR 25Nashville Terminal - Radnor Yard SwitchingFMNRailroad
160.44000BMAAR 22Nashville Terminal - Radnor Yard TransfersFMNRailroad
161.37000BMAAR 84RoadFMNRailroad
160.53000BMAAR 28Road/Yard-MemphisFMNRailroad
161.52000BMAAR 20Road/Yard-MemphisFMNRailroad
161.10000BMAAR 66SC Dispatcher - Nashville to ChattanoogaFMNRailroad
160.41000BMAAR 20SE Dispatcher - Nashville to Decatur, ALFMNRailroad
160.44000BMAAR 22Wauhatchie Yard - ChattanoogaFMNRailroad
Appreciate the help, however I need a local. Before I posted this, I certainly checked what was already clear and available from RR.
 

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What kind of scanner do you have? A lot of the new ones have the entire AAR band programmed into them as a service. Or if you are able to get right up next to the detector, if your scanner has close call that might work as well.
 

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Try 161.370 that is the road channel where i hear the detector near me.CSX uses AAR channels 22,66,84.Dispatch will some times tell them the AAR channel to go to.Most of what i hear is on AAR 84 .Good luck.
 

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AAR channels are just like if one was to buy a Marine radio... They are numbered/labeled 1 through whatever, but they correspond, obviously, with Mhz freqs and have just been pre-assigned. Are there transceiver/receiver ONLY models available to citizens for AAR / train freqs?
 

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This is an interesting question.

I am not a foamer, but I've been to the police rail emergencies school twice. What data and in what format do you expect to catch off of that? Are you certain it will fly RF, and not somehow be on copper (or, fiber)?

I have a contact I can ask, if you'd like.
 

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OP, the location you inquired about is on the CSX Bruceton Sub. Road channel is 84, dispatcher is 94. The subdivision actually starts at MP 00N 3.0, east toward Radnor yard will be the Nashville Terminal sub which has a longer list of channels used. The '220' on the door of the bungalow indicates it's for the Positive Train Control System (PTC) which uses 220 mhz to communicate (Data) back and forth with the locomotives.
 

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OP, the location you inquired about is on the CSX Bruceton Sub. Road channel is 84, dispatcher is 94. The subdivision actually starts at MP 00N 3.0, east toward Radnor yard will be the Nashville Terminal sub which has a longer list of channels used. The '220' on the door of the bungalow indicates it's for the Positive Train Control System (PTC) which uses 220 mhz to communicate (Data) back and forth with the locomotives.
Best response yet. Thank you.
 

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OP, the location you inquired about is on the CSX Bruceton Sub. Road channel is 84, dispatcher is 94. The subdivision actually starts at MP 00N 3.0, east toward Radnor yard will be the Nashville Terminal sub which has a longer list of channels used. The '220' on the door of the bungalow indicates it's for the Positive Train Control System (PTC) which uses 220 mhz to communicate (Data) back and forth with the locomotives.
Is there any way i.e. website a civilian like myself can view when any train will pass through at an approximate time specifically at that crossing? Thanks for your help.

Crossing: 7491 Old Harding Pike, Nashville, TN 37221
Crossing ID: 348036X
Railroad: CSX
Milepost: 0012.360
 

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Well yes and no.

There is a program called ATCS monitor that will allow you to track train movements with some conditions.

The line must be controlled by CTC and is on Radio Codeline.

There must be a kit for ATCS monitor to be able to monitor a specific railroad/subdivision/area. Most lines that have CTC have some form of kit available that volunteer/s have made.

Then the kit must have people who have setup receive sites and then feed that data to an aggregator/server that then allows you to download that data and display on your screen. A lot of areas have coverage like this but a lot of areas do not. If an area does not have coverage then you will need your own equipment to monitor and decode the needed frequencies.

That being said CSX has converted almost all of their CTC system over to satellite from Radio Codeline and can not be monitored. There are a few areas that still can, but they are being converted at some point.

If this interests you the first step is to join the group.


What you can also do is monitor the road channels of the subdivision you are interested in with a scanner. Often times, crews will call out signals as they travel, giving milepost and direction of travel, I'm pretty sure CSX does this at ALL signals. That can be very helpful in knowing where a train is and where it is going.

Another thing you can do is monitor all of the EOT/HOT/DPU channels, that will alert you to when a train is in your area, but it will not give any info on direction of travel.
 
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