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Decatur Area CSX and Norfolk Southern Rail

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Decatur Area CSX and Norfolk Southern Rail

(((Stereo Feed))) Left = Road Radio, *** Right = Yard Radio
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Feed Notes

Normally rivals, the Norfolk Southern and CSX join forces in Decatur to cross the mighty Tennessee River.  Although the bridge is owned by NS, it actually sees more CSX traffic per day than it does Thoroughbred traffic. Decatur is on the Memphis to Chattanooga NS route and the Nashville to Birmingham CSX route. Both CSX and NS have medium sized yards here for interchange traffic and local industry. Local industries served by rail in Decatur vary from chemical plants to pet food manufacturing, almost all of which are located along the river.

The feed is set up with two monitoring radios: one for local road channels and one for local yard/MOW channels (See below for channels/frequencies monitored by each radio). Each radio is fed to one of a pair of channels that comprise a stereo feed. This way, both road and yard action can be monitored via a single feed, which greatly simplifies PC hardware/software configuration.

Frequencies monitored by the live feed:

Road Radio (Left Channel):
161.370 AAR 84: CSX Road
160.410 AAR 20: CSX Dispatcher
160.950 AAR 56: NS Road (Channel 1)
160.245 AAR 09: NS DS -> Train (Channel 2)
160.830 AAR 48: NS Train -> DS (Channel 2)

Yard Radio (Right Channel):
161.100 AAR 66: CSX Yard
160.380 AAR 18: CSX Yard
160.785 AAR 45: CSX MOW (Occasional Yard)
160.590 AAR 32: CSX Yard
160.440 AAR 22: CSX Yard
161.490 AAR 92: NS Yard
161.250 AAR 76: NS Yard/Hump Channel
161.190 AAR 72: NS MoW (Channel 5)
156.650 USCG 13: NS Tennessee River Bridge-Tender/Marine

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