Durham Region GTA East
Durham Region GTA East
CN, CP, VIA Rail & GO Transit VHF railroad communications near Oshawa, Ontario, east of Toronto.
This feed monitors CN, CP, VIA & GO Transit VHF radio communication in the Oshawa and Whitby, Ontario area, east of Toronto in The Region of Durham, specifically:
CN Rail: Ch1 161.415, Ch2 161.205, Ch4 160.665, Ch5 160.365, & Ch8 161.025 covering the Kingston Sub. from Grafton MP 256.1 to Guildwood MP 321.2, the York Sub. from Pickering Junction MP 0.0 to Doncaster MP 18.4 and the GO Sub. from Durham Jct. MP 0.0 to Oshawa North MP 11.6 including movements in and out of the GO Transit Metrolinx East Maintenance Facility in Whitby. You will also hear CN switching and Beltpack operations at the Oshawa yards, Oshawa Harbour Spur and the Whitby service track.
VIA Rail: On board services 160.200 at the Oshawa Station MP 301.6 on the CN Kingston Sub.
CP Rail: Ch1 161.475, Ch4 161.115, Ch7 161.535, Ch16 161.265 covering the Belleville Sub. from Lovekin MP 155.6 to Neilsons MP 195.9
Toronto's CN Rail Traffic Controller facility was closed in 2019 and Edmonton and Montreal RTCs now control all train movements and MOW crews on the Kingston and York subdivisions. They will identify themselves as the Edmonton, Montreal or Metolinx RTC.
Note: The Oshawa GM plant is closed, however the CN Oshawa yard is being used for car and train storage and is home to a yard job. The yard is often nearly full and is expected to remain open until at least the end of 2021. The Oshawa CP yard remains empty and it's access to the CP Belleville Sub main line is expected to be used when Metrrolinx expands rail service east to Clarington - info in this link: https://www.clarington.net/en/do-business/go-east-clarington.asp
References to these locations, radio frequencies, train numbers and much more information can be found in the Canadian Trackside Guide published annually by the Bytown Railway Society: http://www.bytownrailwaysociety.ca/
Feed Specs: Kenwood TM-281A Transciever connected to a 25-1300MHz Discone Antenna and using Radiofeed Ver.4.6 software.
This is a busy area with talking detectors and plenty of radio communications between train crews, RTC, track foremen & MOW crews.
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