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Scanner Frequencies

161.520 Ch 1, train to dispatcher, districts 2, 3, 4

161.400 Ch 2, Yard

161.160 Ch 3, dispatcher to train, districts 2, 3, 4

161.310 Ch 4

160.620 Ch 5 road, disp., district 1

160.380 yard, MofW Rigby Yard

161.250 Ch 6 ex-B&M Police, Ch 3 Rigby Yard

161.370 Ch 17, MOW, ex-B&M lines

457.9375 EOT Device

161.115 NS EOT Device

160.230 Police

161.235 police (car to car), ex-B&M lines

160.350 police @ Boston

160.260 police (base to car), ex-B&M lines

160.440 Van @ Boston; N.Billerica Welded Rail Shop

160.320 MBTA Boston East Disp. Haverhill Line.

160.590 MBTA Boston West Disp. Lowell and Fitchburg Lines.

160.920 Amtrak Springfield Line Dispatcher

Locomotive Roster

SW-9 1424 lettered ST

GP-7 15, 25 lettered ST (stored)

GP-9 45, 51, 52, 54, 62, 71, 72, 77 lettered ST (stored)

GP-35 200, 201, 203-212, 214-216 lettered ST

GP-38 252 lettered B&M

GP-40 300-310, 312-321 lettered MEC

GP-40 326-328, 330, 332-335, 337, 339, 340, 342 lettered B&M

GP-40 343-354 lettered MEC

GP-40 370-381 lettered MEC

GP-40-2w 500-519 lettered MEC

SD-26 615, 619, 621, 643 lettered ST

SD-45 681, 684 lettered ST

SD-39 690, 692 lettered B&M

Mile Posts District 1 Dispatcher
Mattawamkeag---------------CPF 0

Lincoln --------------------------13.62

Old Town -----------------------45.75

Bangor ------------------------CPF 58

No. Me. Jct. -------------------63.71

Burnham Jct.-------------------99.59

Fairfield --------------------------106

Waterville --------------------CPF 113

Oakland -----------------------CPF 119

Leeds Jct. ---------------------150.20

Auburn ------------------------CPF 167

Rigby Yard -------------------CPF 199

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District 2 Dispatcher

Rigby Yard ------------------CPF 200

Surf ----------------------------CPF 211

Alfred Road (AR) ----------CPF 213

N.Berwick -------------------CPF 233

Rollingsford -----------------CPF 241

Dover W. ---------------------CPF 244

Rock. Jct. --------------------CPF 256

Plaistow -----------------------CPF 273

Lawrence (AS) -----------------285

Lowell Jct.(LJ) -----------------292

Lowell ----------------------------299

N.Chelmsford (NC) --------CPF 302

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District 3 Dispatcher

Ayer ---------------------------------316

Fitchburg ----------------------CPF 328.10

Gardner ------------------------CPF 344.66

Wendell ------------------------CPF 369.02

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District 4 Dispatcher

E. Deerfield -------------------CPF 382.70

Greenfield ---------------------CPF 385.36

Hoosac Tunnel ---------------CPF 415.40

N. Adams -------------------------422.53

Pownal -------------------------CPF 431.43

Mechanicville ----------------CPF 467.89

Rotterdam Jct. ------------------489.11

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Conn River Line

White R. Jct. -----------122.76 (NECR 14.1)

Brattleboro ---------------60.32 (NECR 121)

E.Northfield --------------49.67 (NECR 108)

Greenfield ----------------36.07

Mt. Tom ------------------CPR 16

Holyoke -------------------CPR 9

Springfield -------------------0

Plainfield, Ct.

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Interchange Points and other railfan information

GRS runs from Mattawamkeag, Me. through Lawrence, Ma. to Rotterdam Jct. NY.

GRS has trackage rights over the Eastern Maine from Mattawamkeag to McAdam, NB. (Rarely used)

GRS switches the Domtar paper mill at Woodland, Me. Turns traffic over to the NBSR.

Major points of railfan interest are at Northern Maine Jct., Me., Waterville, Me., Rigby yard at South Portland, Me., Ayer, Ma., and East Deerfield, Ma.

Locomotive shops at Waterville, Me. and E. Deerfield, Ma.

Interchanges with NBSR at Woodland, and Mattawamkeag, Me. and rarely at McAdam, NB.

Interchanges with BAR at Northern Maine Junction.

Interchanges with BML at Burnham Jct., Me.

Interchanges with SHR at Brunswick, Me.

Interchanges with SLR at Danville Jct., Me.

Interchanges with NHNC at Dover, NH.

Interchanges with MBRX at Milford, NH.

Interchanges with NEGS at Manchester, NH.

Interchanges with CSX at Worcester and Springfield, Ma. and Rotterdam Jct., NY.

Interchanges with P&W at Gardner, Ma.

Interchanges with NECR at Brattleboro and White River Jct., Vt.

Interchanges with CCRR at Claremont Jct., NH.

Interchanges with CP at Mohawk Yard, Glenville, NY and Saratoga Springs, NY.

Freight Schedules

Mattawamkeag to Waterville (including locals out of Waterville)(District 1)

BA-1 Local out of Bangor. Sun.-Fri. OD 13:00.

BA-2 Local out of Bangor. Sun.-Fri. OD 05:00.

BA-Relief Local out of Bangor. As needed.

MAAY Mattawamkeag to Ayer intermodal from CN train 183 or 185 out of Halifax, NS. As required (rarely). Only runs when there are a minimum of 50 containers.

BAMA Bangor to Mattawamkeag. Sun-Fri. OD around noon. At Old Town around 13:30.

MABA Mattawamkeag to Bangor. Mon-Sat. OD 07:30, or earlier. At Old Town around 09:30.

POSD runs Rigby Yard to the S.D.Warren mill or Waterville. Daily.

POBK runs Rigby Yard to Waterville. May become WANM at Waterville. Daily. At Pittsfield about daylight.

WANM Waterville to Northern Maine Jct. Daily. Leaves early mornings.

NMWA runs Northern Maine Jct. to Waterville. Daily. Runs at night.

BK-1 Bucksport Switcher. Works to Bangor or NMJ. Days. Mon-Sat.

BK-2 Bucksport Switcher. Works to Bangor or NMJ. Evenings. Weekdays.

JR-1 Old Town Switcher. Days. Mon-Sat. OD 08:00.

JR Extra Old Town Switcher. Starts at Bangor. Mon-Sat. OD 16:30

NM-1 Northern Maine Jct. Switcher. Daily. OD 21:00.

WA-1 Waterville Switcher. Weekdays. OD 05:00.

WA-2 Waterville Local. Days. Weekdays. Works to Augusta.

SM-1 Somerset (Hinckley) Switcher. Days. Daily.

SM-2 Somerset (Hinckley) Switcher. Evenings. Daily.

SAPI-3 Runs Waterville to Hinckley. Daily. OD 17:30.

SAPI-4 Runs Waterville to Hinckley. Leaves after noon.

WO-1 Woodland Switcher. Weekdays. OD 07:00.

Waterville to Rigby Yard (including locals out of Rigby)(District 1)

MAAY Mattawamkeag to Ayer intermodal from CN train 183 or 185 out of Halifax, NS. As required (rarely). Runs only with 50 or more containers.

MD-1 Madison Switcher. Runs to Oakland Mon., Weds. and Fri. Returns Tues., Thurs. and Sat. OD 07:00. Could be called MD extra.

RI-1 Riley's Switcher. works N. Leeds to Jay. Mon-Sat. OD 07:00.

RI-2 Riley's Switcher. works Riley's to Rumford and return.

PORI Rigby to Riley's. Daily. Arrives Rigby as EDPO.

RIED Riley's to East Deerfield. Leaves Riley's around midnight. Daily.

RU-1 Rumford Switcher. Mon-Sat. OD 07:00.

RU-2 Rumford Switcher. Mon-Sat. OD 15:00.

WAED Runs Waterville to East Deerfield. Daily. Leaves late afternoon.

BAED runs Waterville to East Deerfield. Daily. Leaves late morning.

POSD runs Rigby Yard to the S.D.Warren mill or Waterville. Daily. Arrives Rigby as EDPA.

POBK runs Rigby Yard to Northern Maine Jct. May become WANM at Waterville. Daily. Arrives Rigby as EDPB.

PO-1 Rigby Switcher ---daytime.

PO-2 Rigby Switcher ---afternoon.

PO-3 Rigby Switcher ---nights weekends.

PO-4 Rigby Switcher ---daytime daily.

PO-5 Rigby Switcher ---afternoon.

PO-6 Rigby Switcher ---afternoon. May work to Leeds Jct and return.

PO-7 Rigby Switcher ---OD 07:00 Works to Westbrook.

PO-8 Rigby Switcher ---OD 11:00 Works to Deering Jct. and Brunswick. Also works to Wells.

PO-9 Rigby Switcher --- evenings. May work to Wells.

PO-10 Rigby Switcher ---afternoons. May work to Leeds Jct. and return.

Portland (Rigby) to N. Chelmsford (District 2)

Through Freight trains are impeded in the Lowell-Lawrence area due to MBTA passenger trains. Especially during the work week. Amtrak's Downeaster (trains 681-687) have an effect on freights from Rigby to LO Jct.

Weekend On Duty times of daily trains are often altered from the times posted during the work week.

DOBO runs Dover to Boston using NHNC power. Leaves Dover around 20:00 and may work at Lawrence. Mon.-Sat. Arrives around midnight.

BODO returns and may pickup at Lawrence and arrives back in Dover usually before 06:00. Weekdays, some Saturdays.

PH-1 Portsmouth Switcher works Portsmouth, Newington, and Hampton branches and rarely runs to Lawrence. ---Weekdays, rare Saturdays. ---Begins work about 07:00.

One of the Rigby switchers (usually PO-8 ) works Rigby to Biddeford and Wells and returns. Usually leaves Rigby in the evening after dark. Leaves Rigby about noon on weekends when needed.

EDNA runs East Deerfield to Nashua. Mon., Weds., Fri. Arrives NA mid afternoon. May run more often.

NAED OD at Nashua about daylight. Sun., Tues., Thurs. Often picks up at Lowell. May run more often.

LOSA runs from Lawrence to Salem, Ma. Mon.-Fri. Leaves about 20:00. Returns to Lowell as SALO about daylight.

LAED runs Lawrence to East Deerfield. As required.

EDLA runs East Deerfield to Lawrence. As required.

AYPO runs Ayer to Rigby. As required (rarely).

LA-1 Local out of Lawrence. Daytime.

LO-1 Lowell Switcher works N. Billerica to Lowell. Weekdays. OD 07:30.

BO-1 Boston Switcher. Weekdays. OD 08:00.

BO-2 Boston Switcher. Sun-Thurs. OD 20:00.

BAED Runs Northern Maine Jct. to East Deerfield. Daily. Changes crews at Dover in the late evening.

EDPA runs East Deerfield to Rigby. Re-crew OD at Dover 09:30. Often does not reach Dover and "cans" at Rock. Jct. or further west.

Becomes POSD at Rigby. Daily.

EDPB runs East Deerfield to Rigby. Changes crews at Dover around noon. Becomes POBK at Rigby. Daily.

WAED Runs Waterville to East Deerfield. Daily. Crews change at Dover about 05:30.

RIED Riley's, Me. to East Deerfield. Daily. Leaves Rigby mid morning. Recrews at Dover after noon.

EDPO East Deerfield to Rigby. Daily. Recrews at Dover late evening. Becomes PORI at Rigby.

MAAY Mattawamkeag to Ayer intermodal from CN train 183 or 185 out of Halifax, NS. As required (rarely). Runs only if 50 or more containers come off CN.

Unit Coal Trains run Mohawk Yard to Bow, NH usually with NS or ex-CR (PRR) units. Occasionally has other "foreign" power in consist. Power usually lays over at Bow or very rarely at Concord. Unit Coal Trains occasionally run Rotterdam to Bow, NH using CSX power.

NA-2 Nashua Local works to Manchester and Hillsboro branch. Weekdays, some Saturdays. OD 07:30.

WINA runs stone cars from Wilton to Nashua or Lowell. As needed. Most through freights stop for "lunch" or recrew at Dover, NH and Lowell, Ma.

N. Chelmsford to Wendell (District 3)

Through Freight trains are impeded in the Ayer--Fitchburg area due to MBTA passenger trains. Especially during the work week. Weekend On Duty times of daily trains are often altered from the times posted during the work week. Through freights may stop at Gardner for "coffee."

BAED runs Northern Maine Jct. to East Deerfield. Daily. Normally sets off at Westford or Graniteville.

EDPA (EDPO-A) runs East Deerfield to Portland. Daily.

EDPB (EDPO-B) runs East Deerfield to Portland. Daily.

WAED Runs Waterville to East Deerfield. Daily.

RIED Riley's, Me. to East Deerfield. Daily.

EDPO East Deerfield to Rigby. Daily.

AYSE (AYWO) runs Ayer to Selkirk (CSX) (Q427) via Worcester. Uses CSX power. Daily.

SEAY (WOAY) runs Selkirk via Worcester (CSX) (Q426) to Ayer. Uses CSX power. Daily.

MAAY Mattawamkeag to Ayer intermodal from CN train 185 out of Halifax, NS. As required (rarely).

Q294 (ML-438) Auto Racks runs W. Springfield (CSX) via Worcester (CSX) to Ayer (arrives early afternoon) and returns. Daily. Runs with CSX or ex-CR power.

MOAY (268) Mohawk Yard (CP) to Ayer. Intermodal train. Daily.

AYMO (269) Ayer to Mohawk Yard (CP). Intermodal train. Daily. Leaves about 20:00.

Unit Coal Trains run Mohawk Yard to Bow, NH usually with NS or ex-CR units.

Unit Coal Trains occasionally run Rotterdam to Bow, NH using CSX power.

Unit Coal Trains occasionally run Gardner (off P&W) to Mt.Tom. Uses GRS power.

Unit Grain Trains (DHAY or MOAY) occasionally run Mohawk Yard to Ayer.

Unit Grain Trains occasionally run Worcester to Ayer from CSX.

AY-1 Ayer Switcher. OD Sun 05:00, OD Mon.-Thurs. 06:30. May work to Cambridge and Watertown as needed.

AY-2 Ayer Switcher. Days. Daily. Usually works to Fitchburg and returns.

AY-3 Ayer Switcher. Nights. Daily. Usually works the Ford auto facility.

AY-4 Ayer Switcher. Days. Daily.

AY-Xtra Ayer Switcher. As needed.

AY-Relief Ayer Switcher, As needed. FI-2 Fitchburg Switcher. Evenings. Mon.-Fri.

LAED runs Lawrence to East Deerfield. As required.

EDLA runs East Deerfield to Lawrence. As required. EDNA runs East Deerfield to Nashua. Mon., Weds., Fri. At Ayer around noon. May run more often.

NAED Nashua to East Deerfield. Sun., Tues., Thurs. At Ayer mid morning. May run more often.

Wendell to Rotterdam Jct. (Main Line) (District 4) Weekend On Duty times of daily trains are often altered from the times posted during the work week.

MOAY (268) Mohawk Yard (CP) to Ayer. Intermodal train. Daily. Leaves Mohawk around 18:00.

AYMO (269) Ayer to Mohawk Yard (CP). Intermodal train. Daily. Usually at ED before daylight. Arrives Mohawk early to mid morning.

EDMO runs East Deerfield to Mohawk Yard in Glenville NY, daily. Runs with CP and/or GRS power. Arrives Mohawk after dark.

MOED runs from CP's Mohawk Yard in Glenville, NY to East Deerfield. Runs with CP and/or GRS power. At Mohawk late afternoon. Daily.

EDRJ East Deerfield to Rotterdam Jct., NY (CSX) (Buffalo). Daily. At Cresent after dark. GRS power generally takes train from Rotterdam Jct to Selkirk as CSX B765.

SEED Selkirk via Rotterdam Jct. (CSX) to East Deerfield. CSX B765 using GRS power, returns from Selkirk with the traffic for SEED. SEED Leaves Rotterdam early AM. At Cresent before noon. Daily.

BAED runs Northern Maine Jct. to East Deerfield. Daily.

EDPA (EDPO-A) runs East Deerfield to Portland. Daily.

WAED Runs Waterville to East Deerfield. Daily.

RIED Riley's, Me. to East Deerfield. Daily.

EDPO East Deerfield to Rigby. Daily.

EDPB (EDPO-B) runs East Deerfield to Portland. Daily.

RJ-1 Rotterdam Jct. area switcher. Daily.

RJ-Extra Local Switcher at Rotterdam Jct area. as needed. Days.

EDNA runs East Deerfield to Nashua. OD ED at midnight. Mon., Weds., Fri. May run more often.

NAED runs Nashua to East Deerfield. Sun., Tues., Thurs. May run more often.

LAED runs Lawrence to East Deerfield. As required.

EDLA runs East Deerfield to Lawrence. As required.

ED-1 Yard Hump Switcher. Daily. OD 07:00

ED-2 Local works to Holyoke as needed. Daily. May run to N.Adams Tues, Thurs, or Sat.

ED-3 East Deerfield Local. Daily. OD 15:00

ED-4 East Deerfield Local. Afternoons. Daily.

ED-5 Local out of E. Deerfield yard, works to Holyoke, etc. Days. OD 09:00. Leaves ED mid to late morning. Returns mid afternoon. Mon-Sat.

ED-6 East Deerfield Local. May run to N.Adams Tues, or Sat. OD 17:00 Sun and Mon., 16:00 Tues and Weds., 08:00 Saturday.

EDWJ runs to White R. Jct. Leaves ED late afternoon. OD 16:30. Sun.,Tues, Thurs.

WJED runs WRJ to ED. Mon., Weds., and Fri.

PLED runs Plainville, CT. to E. Deerfield. Mon, Weds, Fri. Works at West Springfield (CSX) around noon.

EDPL leaves ED mid morning. OD 09:30. Sun, Tues, and Thurs. Unit Coal Trains occasionally run Rotterdam to Mt.Tom or Bow, NH using CSX power.

Unit Coal Trains run Mohawk Yard to Mt.Tom, Ma. & Bow, NH usually with NS or ex-CR units.

Unit Coal Trains occasionally run Gardner (off P&W) to Mt.Tom. Uses GRS power.

Unit Grain Trains (DHAY or MOAY) occasionally run Mohawk to Ayer.

Conn.River Line (District 4)

ED-2 Local works to Holyoke as needed. Daily.

ED-3 East Deerfield Local. Days.

ED-4 East Deerfield Local.

ED-5 Local out of E.Deerfield yard, works to Holyoke, etc. Returns mid afternoon.

EDWJ runs to White R. Jct. Leaves ED late afternoon. OD 16:30. Sun.,Tues, Thurs.

WJED runs WRJ to ED. Mon, Weds, Fri.

PLED runs Plainville, CT. to E. Deerfield. Leaves mid morning. Works at West Springfield (CSX) around noon. Mon., Weds., and Fri.

EDPL leaves ED mid morning. OD 09:30. Sun., Tues., and Thurs.

PL-2 Plainville Switcher. Weekdays. Days.

Unit Coal Trains run Mohawk Yard or Rotterdam to Mt.Tom. Usually with CSX or NS power.

Unit Coal Trains occasionally run Gardner (off P&W) to Mt.Tom. Uses GRS power.