Central New Jersey Freight Rail Lines

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The feed is Primarily Middlesex County, However, you can hear train movements from the following counties on here: Somerset, Union, Essex, Monmouth, and Mercer counties. See feed info page for Rail Lines covered.


Scanner Model: Uniden BC785D

Antenna: TrainTenna Vertical Outdoor Model fed with LMR-400 Coax

Computer Info: HP T5630 Thin Client

Internet Connection: Verizon FIOS

Rail systems covered: Amtrak, NJ Transit, Conrail (CSAO), Norfolk Southern, CSX

This feed, located in South Bound Brook, NJ, less than 3,000ft from the busiest freight mainline in NJ, and 5 miles away from Amtrak's Northeast Corridor will feature the following channels in this feed:

Amtrak

  • AAR 60 - 161.010 - NEC CETC Dispatch
  • AAR 74 - 161.220 - Road #2

NJ Transit

  • AAR 75 - 161.235 - Newark Division (Raritan Valley and North Jersey Coast Lines)
  • AAR 22 - 160.440 - Maintenance of Way

Conrail (CSAO)

  • AAR 50 - 160.860 - North Jersey Dispatch (Lehigh Line east of Manville, and Manville Yard)
  • AAR 55 - 160.935 - South Jersey Dispatch (Port Reading Secondary, Chemical Coast, Other Secondary Lines)
  • AAR 46 - 160.800 - Oak Island Yard, and misc communications
  • AAR 58 - 160.980 - Metuchen Yard / Browns Yard (Shared with CSX Road)

Norfolk Southern

  • AAR 64 - 161.070 - Lehigh Dispatcher (Lehigh Line west of Manville)
  • AAR 88 - 161.430 - Maintenance of Way

CSX

  • AAR 42 - 160.740 - Trenton Line (NI Desk - Selkirk)
  • AAR 58 - 160.980 - Road (Shared with CSAO Metuchen / Browns Yard)
  • AAR 52 - 160.890 - Unk Use
  • AAR 34 - 160.620 - Unk USe

Detectors Heard:

  • Conrail      - Middlesex, NJ - MP 30.5 - AAR 50 - 160.860
  • Conrail      - South Plainfield, NJ -        AAR 55 - 160.935
  • NJ Transit - Middlesex, NJ - MP 20.5 - AAR 75 - 161.235