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Norfolk Southern Chicago Mainline

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Norfolk Southern Chicago Mainline

Elkhart Dispatcher Desk, CN South Bend Sub Dispatcher
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Audio delay ~1-2 minutes from real-time so keep that in mind

Welcome to the South Bend, IN area Norfolk Southern Chicago Mainline! This is the main dispatch channel for Norfolk Southern railroad through the Northern Indiana area. Canadian National (CN) traffic and dispatcher channel can also be heard but with less recurrence. Antenna is roughly 5 miles directly north of NS Control Point (CP) 435. Train symbols can be heard from the dispatcher especially around the Elkhart yard area since it's super busy. Elkhart dispatcher area goes from NS milepost 479 to NS milepost 320. This feed will hear the dispatcher from about CP 463 to about CP 400ish. CN has a decent amount of chatter but unfortunately CN doesn't come in the greatest at times. If you have no idea what any of these numbers mean, consider downloading a NS or CN timetable of the South Bend/Elkhart area and comparing it to Google Maps. Make sure to check out Northeast Indiana Railroads to hear NS and CSX chatter from around the northeast Indiana area!

Frequencies Monitored:

NS - 160.620, 160.800 and 161.070

CN - 160.590 and 160.530

South Shore - 161.355

Thank you to everyone listening and I hope you enjoy! If you have any questions or comments, my email should on the "contact broadcaster" page or get a hold of me on the Youtube Live VRF Elkhart, IN railcam chat. I am almost always on there if I'm not at work. Also, if you like the feed, let your railfan friends and family know about it!


8/12/22 - Location of feed will be moved to Mishawaka, IN at the beginning of September! Should hear way more than we do currently. Not certain on dates yet as I am not sure when I can get internet up and going. Expect a better feed by the start of the month!

7/16/22 - Old antenna is back up. Will be moving soon so big antenna will be back up in about a month or so. Dispatch will still be heard pretty clear, but 441 detector may not come in too well if at all. Like I said before, this feed is a work in progress. Thanks for tuning in!

5/9/22 - Not really an update but wanted to let yall know that with summer atmospheric conditions and foliage fastly approaching, reception might not the best at times. Gotta keep in mine, I live 5 miles away from the closest point of NS trackage. Oh yeah, new antenna will probably have to wait until I move. Will hopefully have a lot more gain at the new location.

3/13/22 - Added CN (Canadian National) main road and dispatcher frequency. CN comes in pretty quiet so NS will still be the dominating chatter on here. If the addition of this frequency starts causing more static, I will consider removing it. Also added the South Shore frequency just for sh*ts and giggles

3/12/22 - Got my new scanner hooked up and running. Old scanner was a handheld SR-30C and I wanted to use it for other things. Now running a base scanner that is meant to be left on for long periods. Hopefully will work well with new antenna coming soon.