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CP, CN, and UP Rail near Rondout

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CP, CN, and UP Rail near Rondout

Broadcast of 16 rail channels from Rondout, IL. CP, UP, METRA, CN (Wisc Central and EJ&E), and WSOR.

Status: (((Stereo Feed))) LEFT Speaker: Stays on the CP C&M + METRA channel (AAR-44). RIGHT Speaker: scans 16 channels.
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Feed Notes

This feed combines two radios.  One radio (in your left speaker) is always on AAR Channel 44 (160.770), used by CP Rail on the C&M Subdivision and by METRA on the Milwaukee District North Line (including the "J Line" to Fox Lake).  The other radio (in your right speaker) scans the 16 channels listed below.  Signal strength is lower on the UP and CN (ex-WC) channels due to distance.

NOTE REGARDING TYPICAL LATENCY: Broadcasts are heard through this site 20 to 35 seconds after actual transmissions occur in the field.

This set-up covers the CP/METRA line, the UP passenger and freight lines to Kenosha, the CN (former WC) line, and the CN (former EJ&E) that intersects with all of the above.

Radios are Motorola MaxTracs. Antenna is a Larsen NMO150C mounted 25 feet above ground level in an attic on a piece of galvanized steel to make a ground plane.  Full duplex stereo is created by running separate radio signals through a Radio Shack 32-2056 (320-2056) mixer and then into the internal sound card.

Monitoring location is near Rondout Junction, Illinois.

Frequencies programmed into the scanning MaxTrac (right speaker) include the following:

  1.  160.770    AAR 44          CP C&M sub and METRA MILW-North Line

  2.  160.725    AAR 41          CP

  3.  161.085    AAR 65          CP

  4.  161.370    AAR 84          CP

  5.  160.485    AAR 25          UP Milwaukee sub (former C&NW-6)

  6.  161.040    AAR 62          UP Kenosha sub (former C&NW-3)

  7.  160.455    AAR 23          UP (former C&NW-2)

  8.  160.575    AAR 31          UP & WSOR

  9.  161.175    AAR 71          UP

10.  160.890    AAR 52          UP (former C&NW-1)

11.  161.475    AAR 91          CN Leithton Sub (former EJ&E-5 Western sub road channel)

12.  160.920    AAR 54          CN Waukesha sub “end-to-end” channel

13.  160.785    AAR 45          CN (former WC-1)

14.  161.295    AAR 79          CN Waukesha sub “dispatcher” channel (former WC-3)

15.  160.260    AAR 10          CN (former WC-2, EJ&E-3)

16.  160.755    AAR 43          CN