Railroads (OR)

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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.

Please see the RRDB entry for the most up-to-date frequencies and usage information.

Information is current as of 1/20/2013

Common Carrier Railroads

Railroad Marks Class Narrowband NXDN Capable? Notes
Albany & Eastern Railroad AERC III Yes No
Amtrak AMTK I Yes Yes As of 7/28/12, analog still used in and around Union Station
Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway BNSF I Yes Yes As of 10/3/12, analog is still in use
Coos Bay Rail Link CBR III Pending Pending License w/narrowband and NXDN emissions pending for AAR 28 and 93; Temporarily using AAR 22/22 and 12/12.
City of Prinville Railroad COP III Pending No Pending narrowband modification
Central Oregon & Pacific COPR II Yes No Control stations for the CORP indicate NXDN capable, but repeaters and portables are not.
Hampton Railway HLSC III - - See Portland & Western (PNWR)
Idaho Northern & Pacific INPR III Yes No
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.
Lake County Railway LRY III - - An active shortline - No FCC license, known frequencies
Mount Hood Railroad MH III Pending No Narrowband modifications pending 1/5/2013
Oregon Pacific Railroad OPR III Pending Pending 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 No No application or waiver seen for narrowband; license expires in March
Portland & Western Railroad PNWR II Yes 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
Portland Terminal Railroad PTRC III Yes No
Union Pacific UPRR I Yes 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 Yes No Note that the old website for the WURR is now down, and a new site is being planned
WCTU Railway WCTR III No No No application or waiver seen for narrowband; license expires in 2015
Willamette Valley Railway WVR III Yes Yes As of 10/3/2012, analog is still in use
Wyoming & Colorado Railroad WYCO III - - An active shortline (also goes by Oregon Eastern Railroad) - FCC license expired in 2003 - No known frequencies

Heritage or Excursion Railroads with FCC Licenses

Railroad Marks Narrowband NXDN Capable? Notes
Sumpter Valley Railroad SVRR No No AAR 79/17; license modification pending, but no indication of narrowband
Willamette Shore Trolley n/a No No Uses TriMet UHF 460.5250; trolley currently out of service
Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad OCSR No No Possibly using old POTB AAR 53/13
Washington Park & Zoo Railway WP&ZRy No No Narrow gauge railroad within the Oregon Zoo; carries US Mail and passengers around zoo and to Washington Park; utilizes UHF, and operations may be on any of the following: 453.5875, 453.7375, 453.7875, 458.5875, 458.7375, 458.7875,

External Links

ODOT - State Railroad Maps