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"HUB of the CSX" - Hamlet
"HUB of the CSX" - Hamlet
(((Stereo Feed))) (Stereo Left) = Road Channel and CSX Florence Dispatchers Radio (Stereo Right) = Yard Channel Radio. See feed info. *** Listen to live CSX operations in Hamlet, NC via radio-to-internet broadcast. ***
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"THE VOICE OF HAMLET,NC"
Welcome to the "HUB OF THE CSX" Stream, it took me almost one year to get the equipment up and running back in 2007. With a few moves here and there this is could be the final location with no more moves. I created this stream mainly for anyone who loves trains just as much as I do and to pay tribute to all the railroad workers acorss the world. For fans of constant R&R action this is the stream for you buddy! NO it's not the Folkston Funnel, but just give it a chance? I want everyone to know that Hamlet is a place that anyone can get into!
The stream covers all operations of the CSX in and around Hamlet, NC including all yards, yard movements, dispatchers, and all road channels. Hamlet Yard consists of : Yard A for receiving and HUMP classification, car and diesel shops, Yard B for departures, and the Williams Yard for all layover unit trains & R&R equipment storage. Dispatchers in the area consist of CSX FA, FC, FD, and FE desks all located in Florence, SC. Speaking of Florence, SC you can also hear Florence yard operations in the late PM and early AM hours on the stream. The road channels in the area consist of AAR channels 32,66, and sometimes 86. There are also 6 Subdivisions that come into Hamlet, they consist of the: Aberdeen Sub., Andrews Sub., Hamlet Sub., Hamlet Terminal Sub. (in Hamlet), Monroe Sub., and the Wilmington Sub. PLEASE check out the Information Desk (ABOVE) for: News about the stream, coverage map, NOAA Weather Radio, my personal railroad videos, and a link to CSX.com.
Stream Hardware - *WE ARE DIGITAL READY!!!
As of (March 14, 2012) the stream is using 2 Kenwood Nexedge commercial radios . We are using a Kenwood model NX-700K136-174 MHz30 watt for the "ROAD CHANNEL RADIO", coupled to a Vertical Outdoor Model Traintenna . The other is a Kenwood model NX-700HK136-174Mhz50 watt for the "YARD OFFICE CHANNEL RADIO", coupled a Traintenna LP Model Antenna 20-30 ft up in the air above my fathers house. This stream is powered by Instreamer100 technology , no CPU.
*Note - When the railroad goes digital with their radios, so will this stream. After that happens you will no longer be able to listen to this stream on railroadradio.net. However you will still be able to listen to it at www.radioreference.com )
Old Setup informaiton
I was using a 16 channel 45 watt Motorola GM300 for the ROAD CHANNEL RADIO coupled to a Vertical Outdoor Model Traintenna. I was also using a 32 channel 50 watt Motorola Maxtrac for the YARD OFFICE CHANNEL RADIO coupled to a Traintenna LP Model Antenna. Both were purchased from DPD productions and are 20-30 ft up in the air. This stream is Instreamer equipped, no CPU.
What Is Being Scanned
Road Channel Radio
(left channel stereo)
AAR 32) 160.590 (Road Channel/ Hamlet Yard)
AAR 66) 161.100 (Road Channel)
CSX Florence Dispatchers
AAR 08) 160.230 FE (Andrews Sub.)
AAR 20) 160.410 FD (Aberdeen Sub. and Hamlet Sub.)
AAR 54) 160.920 FC (Monroe Sub.)
AAR 84) 161.370 FA (South End Sub.)
AAR 94) 161.520 FE (Wilmington Sub. and Hamlet Terminal Sub.)
Yard Office Channel Radio
(right channel stereo)
AAR 11) 160.275 (Yard Carmen)
AAR 22) 160.440 (Lead Carmen)
AAR 25) 160.485 (Dispatch / Diesel Shop Foreman)
AAR 45) 160.785 (Maintenance of Way - system wide)
AAR 82) 161.340 (Hamlet Yard B - Departure Yard)
AAR 86) 161.400 (Hamlet Yard A - Receiving Yard / Hump Crew Channel)
AAR 90) 161.460 (Car Shop / Car Inspector)
Equipment Defect Detectors Received
PEE DEE DD-Mile Post SF 268.2-AAR 66-Received frequently-
ELMORE DD-Mile Post SE 266.0-AAR 66-Received depending on conditioins-
MCCOLL DD- Mile Post SH 268.1-AAR 66-Received depending on conditions-
Time Tables & Maps
LOCAL WEATHER AROUND NORTH CAROLINA
(Hamlet is located just above the a in Laurinburg)
Steven L. Miller for the CSX timetables copyright 2002.
Trainweb.org for the Hamlet, NC (HAM) station information.
Bullsheet.com for the CSX train symbol information.
People that I would like to thank:
Bruce Alexander (Ironhorse1) owner of http://www.carolinarailfan.com/ for programming my maxtrac radio.
John D. Peterson (alabamarailfan) for his totural at http://alabamarailfan.com/ on scanner streams is the best.
Dave from (DPD1) http://dpdproductions.com/ for all the help with the antenna. They make the best antennas, trust me!!!!!
Jim Groenke (jgroenke) from http://railroadradio.net/ for all the help with getting the stream live. Best site on the net Jim!
Wendell W. Robson (my father) a CSX employee for 22 years. Thanks for letting me use your house dad as the base of operations!
Thank you gentlemen for all your help.
Thanks for listening,
GARRETT W. ROBSON
If you have any questions, problems with the stream, corrections to the page, or would just like to chat.
Please email me anytime at: firstname.lastname@example.org
(F767-19 meets a yard crew taking an SD40-2 back to the yard with engineer Tyree Massagee at the throttle)