We're going to spend a few days at the resort in Glenwood Springs, CO on our way across country in a few weeks. I see from the travel literature that Amtrac serves this community. I assume it's a main line. (could be wrong on this) Can anyone tell me what frequency to monitor there to hear the trains? Yes, I know I can always search the 160-161 band and find it but it would be nice if I knew the exact frequency.
You might try looking at radioreference.com, post the question in the railfan section of the forums. here is a link to the CO frequency DB at radioreference.
Johnson City, TN
"amtrak frequencies" in Google turned up this page as the first link: Amtrak Frequencies
If you look at the California Zephyr route, it lists 160.920 for Glenwood Springs. Hope that helps!
Ask the "National Railway Hysterical Society"; they might know!
Is this a violation of Homeland Security?
Remember GW's Secret Police.
No, you're allowed to listen to the trains. It's looking at them that's banned.
What's the penalty for "white-eyeing" a train! #If the railbuffs can't look at 'em, what, oh what, will they do?
I know it sure is different after I retired from NS. They started cracking down on fans before 9/11. I think it started when one of the networks did a story about a kid who went out onto a trestle inspite of signs warning NO TRESPASSING! #And "PRIVATE PROPERTY"! #He ignored the signs and went out on the trestle anyway. There was no way to get in the clear (*some* trestles have little platforms to get clear) and he was run over and killed. #The network made a BIG deal out of it, and the parents were trying to SUE the RR because their boy trespassed in spite of warnings! #IOW, they wanted to be REWARDED for someone's stupidity! #Now I truly feel sad for this young boy, but that is ridiculous. And the RR did not take kindly to being pilloried in the press over the incident and they were absolutely LIVID!! Prior to this broadcast they had been pretty lenient with railfans trespassing, "snooping" around, and taking photos on the RofW. Instantly after they were villified by these news goons, ANYONE who set foot on the property was subject to immediate arrest; you had to go to the office for permission. If you just wanted to take pictures, you would escorted off the right of way curtly and smartly! We were told that if we see any "hobos", people walking on the tracks, using them as a "highway", railfans snapping pictures, or trespassing in any way, we were to notify the railroad police dept at once by radio or phone. THIS railroad was no longer friendly to railfans because of this one incident.
I guess it is WORSE since I left. (They don't have to worry about arresting *me*, I never go near the RR!
It's OK. A person can look at trains but only if they are registered with the railroad as a non terrorist friendly type person. I got my official OK to watch the trains card in my possession at all times.
Get caught without it and you'll do 6 mos.
I've been through there on the train. The railroad, the Interstate and the river all do the intertwined thing through the canyon. That's the ex D&RGW which became the SP (speed skunk) which is now the present day Union Pacific.
Take a hand held and scan from 160.23 to 161.565 in 15kc steps. Not only will you know the mainline freq you will hear all the other traffic including phone patch, etc.
(I don't think that is a very heavily used line).