jmp883 wrote:.AAR 46 (160.800) is used by both the Oak Island-area Yards & by Upper Bay moveable bridge, as well as by the NS Mainline DS in south Jersey-east Penna (NS Morrisville & Harrisburg Lines etc). AAR 64 (161.070) is also used by Conrail Shared Assets South Jerrsey DS in South Jersey-Penna, as well as the NS Croxton, NJ yardmaster. AAR 55 (160.935) is also used by South Jersey DS for moves on the Port Reading & Chemical Coast Secondaries, referred to frequently as 'the back way' between CP-Bound Brook & Oak Island Yard. Eastbound crews are commonly asked if they are qualified on this routing as not all are.
160.800 This was listed as Conrail Road Ch. 1. It was the primary road channel for all trains on the Conrail Southern Tier Line between Suffern, NY and Port Jervis, NY. It is now controlled by the NS Southern Tier Dispatcher from Port Jervis, NY west to Binghamton, NY. Between Port Jervis, NY and Suffern, NY it is controlled by the NJT Mainline dispatcher. Being a former NJT train dispatcher on the Mainline I can tell you all trains west of Suffern, NY will switch to it. East of Suffern, NY all trains will switch to 161.400-the NJT Mainline dispatcher.
161.070 This was listed as Conrail Road Ch. 2. It is was the primary road channel of the Conrail Lehigh Line between Oak Island, NJ and Allentown, PA. It is now controlled by the NS Lehigh Line Dispatcher and is still the main NS route into and out of the NY/NJ metro area.
160.860 This was listed as Conrail Road Ch. 3. It was used by trains running on the various running tracks and secondaries in the central NJ area as well being used as by the many yards in the area as well. It is now controlled by the Conrail Shared Assets North Jersey Dispatcher.
160.980 This was listed as Conrail Road Ch. 4. It was used by trains running on the Conrail River Line as well as by trains in Southern NJ. It is now controlled by the CSX NJ Dispatcher on the River Line and by the CSX NI Dispatcher (the old Conrail Trenton Line).
I would also make sure you have these frequencies:
160.485 The NYS&W. They run from Little Ferry, NY to Binghamton, NY via their own mainline to Hudson Jct where they then switch onto the NJT/MN line into Port Jervis and on to Binghamton, NY.
All these (except NJT) can be heard 24/7 on my Central New Jersey Wide-Area Stream @ http://railroadradio.net/ located at 750' ASL in Hunterdon County.