Posted 15 October 2003 - 09:46 PM
In preparation for the next big RailFest event in the Philadelphia area, I am looking for good sources who can telll me what frequences are used by he various companies and modes. I have found just a little bit of this information from the handful of Philadelphia railroading sites on the web, but so far theyare even contridictory, or ignore some certain facts I know to be true. For instance, when they give a general scnanner rail frequency for half of the entire SEPTA system, they forget that parts of the R2 Wilmington, R3 Media-Elwyn, R5 Thorndale-Paoli, R6 Cynwyd, R7 Trenton, and R8 Chestnut Hill West run on AMTRAK right-of-way, and would be most likely on 160.92 for most of the NEC between Morrisville and the southernmost stations on the NEC in Delaware. The R5 and R6 would probably be 160.635, which is the frequency that AMTRAK uses on the Keystone Corridor from Zoo Tower to Harisburg.
SEPTA Regional Rail - broken down by each route
SEPTA Transit - includes MFSE, BSS, Subway-Surface Lines, Norristown high-speed lline, Media & Sharon Hill Lines.
NJ TRANSIT - Atlantic City Line only
NJ TRANSIT SNJLRT- Anyone know what that frequency will be?
PATCO - Entire route
I would be much obliged if anyone here could point me to a relaitvely new source, whether in print or internet form, where all of the current radio frequencies used on the Philadelphia's subways, elevated, buses, trackless trolleys, subway-surface lines, and the surface trolleys, are listed. For Boston, New York, Chicago and other Fests we found some very inclusive information such as this, which really help me in getting more helpful information out to the potential participants . So far no personal site on the internet seems professional enough that I would take the webmaster's word for things, or trust the information worthy of republishing.
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