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Railroads (OR)


The following are all rail companies with active operations within the State of Oregon, along with reporting marks, railroad class, and other relevant information. The "NXDN Capable" column indicates if the 4k00F1E designator was found in one or more licenses belonging to the railroad, but DOES NOT indicate whether they are using digital or analog.

With the addition of the PCC and OERR info to the database, all railroads with active licenses are now operating narrowband, and as such, the following tables have been modified to reflect this.

Information is current as of 5/6/2014

Railroad Marks Class NXDN Capable Notes
Albany & Eastern Railroad AERC III No
Amtrak AMTK I Yes As of 7/28/12, analog still used in and around Union Station
Frequency  License  Type  Alpha Tag  Description  Mode  Tag 
161.04000  WPWB988   BM  AMTK62 Yard Portland Yard  FMN  Railroad 
160.35000  WPTV877   BM  AMTK16 Stati Portland Station  FMN  Railroad 
Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway BNSF I Yes As of 10/3/12, analog is still in use
Coos Bay Rail Link CBR III Yes As of 3/14/14, analog in use; this channel is only used for switching moves at this time due to ongoing MoW along the entire line
Frequency  Input   
License  Type  Tone  Alpha Tag  Description  Mode  Tag 
160.53000  161.50500   WQQS259   RM  CSQ  CBR28 Coos Coos Bay to Eugene  FMN  Railroad 
City of Prinville Railroad COP III No
Frequency  License  Type  Alpha Tag  Description  Mode  Tag 
161.19000  KSQ275   BM  COP72 Road Road  FMN  Railroad 
Central Oregon & Pacific COPR II No As of 4/29/14, all licenses have expired; unknown what comms they are using at this time
Frequency  Input   
License  Type  Alpha Tag  Description  Mode  Tag 
160.45500  161.38500   WPZJ382   RM  CORP 23 Medford to Black Butte  FMN  Railroad 
160.23000  160.93500   WPZJ382   RM  CORP 08 Rice Hill to Medford  FMN  Railroad 
160.29000  160.90500   WPZJ382   RM  CORP 12 North Bend to Coquille  FMN  Railroad 
160.44000  161.08500   WPZJ382   RM  CORP 22 Rice Hill to Coos Bay  FMN  Railroad 
Hampton Railway HLSC III No Hampton Railway is a small line between Willaminia and Fort Hill. There are no industries or locomotives, only track and right-of-way. PNWR has authority to operate on the Hampton Railway for car storage and switching.
No RRDB entry - see Portland & Western (PNWR)
Idaho Northern & Pacific INPR III No
Frequency  License  Type  Alpha Tag  Description  Mode  Tag 
160.89000  WPEN915   BM  IDPR52 Road Road  FMN  Railroad 
161.26500  WPEN915   BM  IDPR77 Swtch Switching  FMN  Railroad 
Klamath Northern Railway KNOR III - An active shortline - FCC license expired in 2001 - According to UP, owned by Inerfor Pacific, operating under this license and possibly uses local UP rail comms.
No RRDB entry
Lake County Railway LRY III - An active shortline - No FCC license, known frequencies
No RRDB entry
Mount Hood Railroad MH III No
Frequency  Input   
License  Type  Tone  Alpha Tag  Description  Mode  Tag 
160.36500  161.05500   WQTX730   RM  CSQ  MH17 Road Road  FMN  Railroad 
Oregon Eastern Railroad OERR III No Formerly known as Wyoming & Colorado Railroad - Oregon Division
Frequency  License  Type  Alpha Tag  Description  Mode  Tag 
160.38000  WQSV846   BM  OERR18 Road Road  FMN  Railroad 
Oregon Pacific Railroad OPR III License Only (no equipment) Per this post by Dick Samuels, digital is not in use because the "new" replacement radios are not compatible with the NXDN protocol
Palouse River & Coulee City PCC III No New license pending as of August for mobile-only comms on AAR 45 between Weston, OR and Walla Walla, WA; this reflects the current DB entry, as it was their previous frequency, however their license had expired back in March, and an appeal was denied due to untimely communication between the FCC and the railroad
Frequency  License  Type  Alpha Tag  Description  Mode  Tag 
160.78500  WPBV260   BM  PRC45 Road Road  FMN  Railroad 
Portland & Western Railroad PNWR II No TriMet's WES (Westside Express Service) operates on P&W track between Wilsonville and Beaverton; known to utilize AAR 40 or AAR 112 in simplex onboard
Peninsula Terminal Railroad PT III - An active shortline - FCC license expired in 2003 - No known frequencies
No RRDB entry
Portland Terminal Railroad PTRC III No Portland Terminal Railroad is serviced by both UP and BNSF; both call PTRC as home territory, and as such, either railroad's comms may be used
Frequency  License  Type  Alpha Tag  Description  Mode  Tag 
161.49000  WNMM403   BM  PTRC92 Ops Operations  FMN  Railroad 
Rogue Valley Terminal Railroad RVT III No Formerly the White City Terminal Railroad (WCTU)
Frequency  License  Type  Alpha Tag  Description  Mode  Tag 
160.68000  WPRG683   BM  RVT38 Road 1 Road 1  FMN  Railroad 
160.80000  WPRG683   BM  RVT46 Road 2 Road 2  FMN  Railroad 
Union Pacific UPRR I Yes As of 10/3/12, analog is still in use; P25 system in Portland has been deactivated and is not in use
Wallowa Union Railroad WURR III No As of 5/4/14, license is expired; no renewal pending
Frequency  License  Type  Alpha Tag  Description  Mode  Tag 
160.56000  WPZH564   WURR30 Road Road  FMN  Railroad 
Willamette Valley Railway WVR III Yes As of 10/3/2012, analog is still in use
Frequency  License  Type  Alpha Tag  Description  Mode  Tag 
161.47500  KJR457   WVRY91 Road2 Road 2  FMN  Railroad 
160.53000  KJR457   WVRY28 Road1 Road 1  FMN  Railroad 

Heritage or Excursion Railroads with FCC Licenses

Railroad Marks NXDN Capable? Notes
Sumpter Valley Railroad SVRR No
Willamette Shore Trolley COPX* - Trolley currently out of service; unknown comms; *reporting marks as noted by FRA
Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad OCSR No License pending for old POTB frequencies as of 8/2014
Washington Park & Zoo Railway WP&ZRy n/a Narrow gauge railroad within the Oregon Zoo; carries US Mail and passengers around zoo and to Washington Park; zoo utilizes MotoTRBO, which no scanner can currently monitor by itself

External Links

ODOT - State Railroad Maps




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