The NS Harrisburg Terminal territory operates on AAR Channel 058 - 160.9800 MHz. This stream provides single channel, wide area coverage from a high elevation. It does not scan. See "Feed Notes" for some interesting information about this stream.
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Welcome to the NS Harrisburg Terminal Railroad Dispatcher stream!
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About this Stream:
This stream is provided under the auspices of the Harrisburg Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society in conjunction with The Central Pennsylvania Repeater Association amateur radio club and Broadcastify.com as a service to the railfan community. For more information about these groups, please visit our websites at:
and Jeff Vinton - W2JSV for their efforts in making this feed possible.
The NS Harrisburg Terminal territory is a major nexus in Norfolk Southern’s railroad. The Harrisburg area sees a convergence of trains from the south (RR West) on the Lurgan Branch, from the north on the Buffalo Line, from the west on the Pittsburgh Line, from the east (New York, Philadelphia) on the Harrisburg Line, from the southeast (Baltimore, Delaware and Washington DC) on the Port Road / Royalton Branch and from Amtrak (New York, Philadelphia) on their Keystone Line.
The radio frequency is AAR Channel 058 - 160.9800 MHz.
This stream provides single channel, wide area coverage. It does not scan. It does not receive yard channels or the road channels of adjacent territories. Radio signals are received from CANNON to the west, BURKE to the east, STONEY to the north, SHIP to the south (RR west) and ROY to the southeast (RR east.)
The NS Harrisburg Terminal desk covers the following rail lines:
The Buffalo Line from STONEY at milepost BR 302.8 in Dauphin, PA to its terminus / junction with the Pittsburgh Line at ROCKVILLE at milepost BR 306.2.
The Harrisburg Line from BURKE interlocking at milepost HP 104.2 near Hummelstown, PA to HARRISBURG at milepost HP 112.9 at Harris Tower in downtown Harrisburg.
The Lurgan Branch from TOWN at milepost HW 73.7 in Hagerstown, MD to PAXTON and CAPITOL at LG 0.0 in Harrisburg.
The Pittsburgh Line from CANNON at milepost PT 118.9 in Duncannon, PA to HARRISBURG at milepost PT 105.1 at Harris Tower in downtown Harrisburg.
The Port Road Branch between Enola Yard and its connections with The Pittsburgh Line at MARY at milepost EP 73.7 / PT 110.9 and at BANKS at milepost EP 76.1 / PT 113.2.
The Royalton Branch from ROY at milepost RY 11.0 in Royalton, PA to PAXTON at milepost RY 21.9 in Harrisburg.
The Hill Industrial Track (what’s left of it) in Harrisburg, PA
The Rutherford Industrial Track which serves the Rutherford Intermodal Yard.
The Steelton Industrial Track from Harrisburg to Steelton, PA.
Activity of note includes:
Traffic for Enola Yard connecting to The Pittsburgh Line at MARY at milepost EP 73.7 / PT110.9 and at BANKS at milepost EP 76.1 / PT 113.2.
Traffic for Harrisburg Yard at ROCKVILLE at PT 109.9 and HARRISBURG interlocking at HP 112.9. Trains leaving the Harrisburg Yard eastbound on Running Tracks 11 and 12 need permission from the dispatcher before passing the automatic signals at 11th & Maclay Streets.
Traffic for Rutherford Intermodal Yard via the Tower, Fare and Ford hand switches on the Rutherford Industrial Track. The Rutherford Industrial Track connects to The Harrisburg Line at RUTH at HP 108.8 and BEAVER at milepost HP 105.0. Trains need verbal permission from the Harrisburg Terminal Dispatcher before entering the Rutherford Industrial Track, regardless of signal aspects.
Interconnection with Amtrak at HARRISBURG interlocking at milepost HP 112.9. This is the western terminus of the electrified northeast corridor's Keystone Line. Amtrak trains continuing west beyond Harrisburg use Norfolk Southern trackage and connect to NS at HARRISBURG interlocking.
Trains at the Harrisburg Fuel Pad. This fueling station is located on the main line for east-west trains at milepost PT 107.5 of the Pittsburgh Line, between ROCKVILLE and HARRISBURG interlockings.
Defect Detectors heard on this feed include:
MP 103.3 - DE, HB, HW
MP 105.0 - HC (Thorofare Track, eastbound only)
MP 112.9 - DE, HB, HC
MP 6.8 - DE, HB
MP 28.0 - DE, HB
MP 111.5 - DE (Tracks 2, D and G)
MP 113.2 - HC
MP 116.0 - DE, HB
Port Road Branch:
MP 73.1 - HC (Track G)
MP 73.3 - HC (Tracks C and D)
MP 73.5 - HC
MP 76.1 - HC (BANKS interlocking)
Adjacent Territory: The Harrisburg Chapter of the NRHS also maintains a radio stream of the NS Harrisburg East dispatcher. This is the next territory to the east of the Harrisburg Terminal Desk and compliments this feed. It is also available on Broadcastify at:
ATCS Monitor: The territory covered by this stream is also well covered by our companion "NS Harrisburg Division" ATCS monitoring kit available on the ATCS Monitor Yahoo Group. By joining the group, you can download the program at: