North Bay Ontario Railways
North Bay Ontario Railways
Main Line and Yard Operations for Ottawa Valley Railway (OVR), Ontario Northland Railway (ONR) and Canadian National (CN) in North Bay, Ontario, Canada.
Status: Updated April 28, 2018 @ 16:37 EST - urgently trying to find a new location to host my equipment. Sorry for the downtime!
North Bay, Ontario, Canada is a unique location where three operating railways intersect and interchange traffic.
Ontario Northland Railway (ONR) Reporting Mark - ON
Ottawa Valley Railway (OVR) Reporting Mark - RLK
Canadian National (CN) Reporting Mark - CN
This scanner feed broadcasts both yard operations and mainline operations from all three railways. You'll hear the most activity between roughly 04:00 and 20:00, however there is usually some activity just about any time of day. Saturdays and Sundays are much quieter. My setup consists of a Uniden BC346XT handheld scanner connected to a Windows 7 laptop, broadband cable internet connection with 10MB upload. Laptop and Scanner have a battery to supply power during brief outages.
The following frequencies are currently scanned. 161.205 161.025 160.335 160.635 160.395 160.195 161.115 161.325 161.505 161.415 161.535 160.260 160.545 160.860 160.290 160.665 161.175 161.475 161.610 160.795 160.215
I've had this setup online and streaming for personal use since October 2016 with very little down time or disruption.
Typical Trains you will hear about:
Ontario Northland ON 113 - North Bay to Engelhart, departs 04:00 - 06:00 daily except Sundays
Ontario Northland ON 214 - Engelhart to North Bay, arrives 12:00 - 16:00 daily except Sundays
Ottawa Valley Railway F61 - North Bay to Temiscaming, departs anywhere between 09:00 and 16:00 daily except Sundays
Ottawa Valley Railway F62 - Temiscaming to North Bay, arrives anywhere between 22:00 and 04:00 daily, arrives Sunday nights 20:00 - 23:00
Ottawa Valley Railway U431 - North Bay to Sudbury, departs 09:00 - 13:00 Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Ottawa Valley Railway U430 - Sudbury to North Bay, arrives 16:00 - 22:00 Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Canadian National 451 - Toronto to North Bay, arrives 04:00 - 11:00 daily
Canadian National 450 - North Bay to Toronto, departs 16:00 - 23:00 daily
Work Trains, MoW crews, Specials, Extras, etc. happen regularly and add some variety to what you will hear. Both CN and ONR are typically very loud and clear transmissions, OVR transmissions are occasionally weaker but still usually audible. For yard communications, you will often only hear the Engineer's side of the conversation.
I hope you enjoy this feed and get some value from it if you are railfanning in the North Bay, Ontario area!