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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
Frequency  License  Type  Alpha Tag  Description  Mode  Tag 
161.07000  WPTK948   RM  AERC ROAD Road Channel  FM  Railroad 
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   PDX YD Portland Yard Operations  FM  Railroad 
160.35000  WPTV877   BM  AMTK PDX STN Portland Station Ops  FM  Railroad 
Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway BNSF I Yes As of 10/3/12, analog is still in use
Frequency  Input   
License  Type  Alpha Tag  Description  Mode  Tag 
161.10000      WQOM806   BM  BNSF ORTRUNK Oregon Trunk Sub (Cellio Bridge to Chemult)  FMN  Railroad 
161.10000      WQOM806   BM  BNSF GATEWAY Gateway Sub (Bieber Line Jct[UP] to State Line)  FMN  Railroad 
161.25000      KNDP788   BM  BNSF VANCTRM Portland- Vancouver Area  FMN  Railroad 
161.41500      WPDS797   BM  BNSF PASCO W Fallbridge Sub (Washugal WA to SP&S Jct WA)  FMN  Railroad 
161.41500      WPDS797   BNSF LAKE YD Portland Lake Yard Switching  FMN  Railroad 
160.65000      WNAL221   BM  BNSF WLBRGYD Willbridge Yard Operations  FMN  Railroad 
160.99500  160.21500   WPSF971   BNSF Gray MRAS - Local CHannel (AAR 07 - 59)  FMN  Railroad 
160.66500  161.50500   WPSF971   BNSF Red MARS - Channel 3 (AAR 93 - 37)  FMN  Railroad 
160.62000  161.56500   WPSF971   BNSF Blue MRAS - Channel 4 (AAR 97 - 34)  FMN  Railroad 
161.13000  160.54500   WPSF971   BNSF Green MRAS - Channel 5 (AAR 29 - 68)  FMN  Railroad 
161.31000  160.29000   WPSF971   BNSF Orange MRAS - Channel 6 (AAR 12 - 80)  FMN  Railroad 
161.49000  160.24500   WPSF971   BNSF Yellow MRAS - Channel 7 (AAR 09 - 92)  FMN  Railroad 
160.42500  160.93500   WPSF971   BNSF White MRAS - Channel 8 (AAR 55 - 21)  FMN  Railroad 
160.59000  161.46000   WPSF971   BNSF Purple MRAS - Channel 9 (AAR 90 - 32)  FMN  Railroad 
160.26000  161.28000   WPSF971   BNSF Brown MRAS - Channel 10 (AAR 78 - 10)  FMN  Railroad 
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  Coos Bay Sub Coos Bay Sub (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  COP ROAD Road Channel  FM  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 
160.44500  161.38500   WPZJ382   RM  CORP 3/4 Medford, Oregon -- Black Butte, California  FMN  Railroad 
160.23000  160.93500   WPZJ382   RM  CORP 5/6 Rice Hill, Oregon -- Medford, Oregon  FMN  Railroad 
160.29000  160.90500   WPZJ382   RM  CORP 7/8 North Bend, Oregon -- Coquille, Oregon  FMN  Railroad 
160.44000  161.08500   WPZJ382   RM  CORP 9/10 Rice Hill, Oregon -- Coos Bay, Oregon  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  IDPR ROAD Road Channel  FM  Railroad 
161.26500  WPEN915   BM  IDPR SWT Switching  FM  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  Alpha Tag  Description  Mode  Tag 
160.38500  161.05500   WNLP984   RM  MHRR ROAD Road Channel  FM  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  OERR ROAD Road Channel  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
Frequency  License  Type  Alpha Tag  Description  Mode  Tag 
160.57500  WPRL397   BM  MOL ROAD Molalla Road  FM  Railroad 
161.19000  WPRL397   BM  EPORT ROAD East Portland Road  FM  Railroad 
161.34000  WPRL397   OPR SWCH Switching  FM  Railroad 
160.47000  KOF498   BM  Up Pdx AlYar UP PDXRNDHSE, Albina Yard Roundhouse  FMN  Railroad 
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   PRCC ROAD Road Channel  FM  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
Frequency  Input   
License  Type  Tone  Alpha Tag  Description  Mode  Tag 
160.21500      WPCH883   BM    PNWR PBX PNWR PBX - Albany Dispatch (Ch 2) Repeater  FMN  Railroad 
160.36500      WPCH883   BM    PNWR YARD PNWR YARD OPS  FMN  Railroad 
160.77000      WPCH883   RM    PNWR ROAD 1 PNWR ROAD 1 - Working channel  FMN  Railroad 
160.84500  161.17500   WPCH883   RM  141.3 PL  PNWR ROAD 2 PNWR ROAD 2 - Albany, Toledo, Westside  FMN  Railroad 
160.87500      WPCH883   BM    PNWR ROAD 3 PNWR ROAD 3 - Astoria, United Junction  FMN  Railroad 
160.42500  161.38500   WPKY219   BM  251 DPL  PNWR ROAD 4 PNWR ROAD 4 - Tillamook, OE, Willsburg  FMN  Railroad 
160.29750      WQHB885   CSQ  PNWR WES Westside Express Service (WES)/Commuter Rail Yard Operations  FMN  Railroad 
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  PTRR ROAD PTRR ROAD  FM  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  WCTU 1 WCTU Road 1  FM  Railroad 
160.80000  WPRG683   BM  WCTU 2 WCTU Road 2  FM  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
Frequency  License  Type  Alpha Tag  Description  Mode  Tag 
160.51500  KVR724   BM  UP METRO Portland Metro Area  FMN  Railroad 
160.68000  KBZ457   BM  UP SWITCHING Yard Switching (Various - Statewide)  FMN  Railroad 
161.55000  KOM388   BM  UP BROOKLYN Brooklyn Sub (Coalca - Oakridge)  FMN  Railroad 
160.78500  KFR939   BM  UP BLACK BUT Black Butte Sub (Klamath Falls - State Line)  FMN  Railroad 
160.78500  KFR939   BM  UP CASCADE Cascade Sub (Oakridge - Klamath Falls)  FMN  Railroad 
160.51500  KGU587   BM  UP HUNTINGTO Huntington Sub (Nyssa - Perry)  FMN  Railroad 
160.41000  KGQ288   BM  UP LAGRANDE La Grande Sub (Perry - Hinkle)  FMN  Railroad 
160.41000  KGZ562   BM  UP PORTLAND Portland Sub (Hinkle - Crates)  FMN  Railroad 
160.74000  KGQ288   BM  UP AYER Ayer Sub (Hinkle - State Line)  FMN  Railroad 
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   WURA ROAD Road Channel  FM  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   WVRY 2 WVRY Road 2  FMN  Railroad 
160.53000  KJR457   WVRY 1 WVRY 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 - Possibly using old POTB AAR 53/13, but that is not confirmed
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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