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Billerica, Ma

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

GP-7 12, 15 lettered ST
GP-9 45, 51, 52, 54, 62, 71, 72, 77 lettered ST
GP-35 202-210, 212, 215, 216 lettered ST
GP-40 300, 301, 304-310, 312-321 lettered MEC
GP-40 326-328, 330, 332-335, 337, 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-26 621, 643 lettered ST
SD-45 681  lettered ST
SD-39 690  lettered B&M

Mile Posts District 1 Dispatcher

Mattawamkeag------------------ 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 --------------------------- 167
Rigby Yard -------------------CPF 199


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District 2 Dispatcher

 

Rigby Yard ------------------CPF 200
Surf ----------------------------CPF 211
Alfred Road (AR) ------------ 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) ---------- 302


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District 3 Dispatcher

Ayer ---------------------------------316
Fitchburg ------------------------- 328.10
Gardner -------------------------CPF 345
Wendell -------------------------- 369.02


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District 4 Dispatcher

E. Deerfield --------------------CPF 383
Greenfield ----------------------CPF 385
Hoosac Tunnel ------------------ 415.8
N. Adams -------------------------422.53
Pownal ---------------------------- 431.43
Mechanicville -------------------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 -------------------- 15
Holyoke -------------------CPR 9
Springfield -------------------0
Plainfield, Ct.


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Interchange Points and other railfan information

PAR runs from Mattawamkeag, Me. through Lawrence, Ma. to Rotterdam Jct. NY.
PAR has trackage rights over the Eastern Maine from Mattawamkeag to McAdam, NB. (Rarely used)
PAR 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 MMA at Northern Maine Junction.
Interchanges with Maine Eastern at Brunswick, Me.
Interchanges with SLR at Danville Jct., Me.
Interchanges with NHN at Dover, NH.
Interchanges with MBRX at Milford, NH. (rarely)
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 and White River Jct., Vt.
Interchanges with VRS at Bellows Falls and White River Jct., Vt.
Interchanges with CP at Mohawk Yard, Glenville, NY.
Connects with the Naugatuck RR at Waterbury, Ct.

Notice:  Pan Am dispatchers,  called Train Operation Managers (TOM) may be heard referring to a trains symbol by the “normal” assignment of the crew.  Such as calling a SEPO train DOBO.  This is more common on weekends.  This can be most confusing and could lead the unwary to head in the opposite direction in hopes of meeting a particular train.


Freight Schedules

Mattawamkeag to Waterville (including locals out of Waterville)(District 1)
BA-1 Local out of NMJ (Bangor). Sun.-Fri. As required..
BA-Relief Local out of NMJ (Bangor). As needed.
NMPO or NMWA Runs Northern Maine Jct to Rigby Yard. Daily. Leaves NMJ mid morning.
WANM or POWA Runs Rigby Yard to Northern Maine Jct. Daily.
BK-1 Bucksport Switcher. Works to Bangor or NMJ and returns. Leaves Bucksport around noon. Mon-Sat.
BK-3 Bucksport Switcher. Works to Bangor or NMJ and returns.
OT-1 Old Town Switcher. Runs Old Town to NMJ (Bangor) and returns. Days (cancelled ?)
MABA runs Mattawamkeag to NMJ and as BAMA on the return trip.
NM-1 Northern Maine Jct. Switcher. Daily. OD 21:00.
WA-1 Waterville Switcher. Weekdays. OD 05:00.
WA-2 Waterville Local. Days. Weekdays, some Saturdays. Works to Augusta and east to Detroit.
SM-1 Somerset (Hinckley) Switcher. Days. Daily.
SM-2 Somerset (Hinckley) Switcher. Evenings. Daily.
SAPI-3 Runs Hinckley to Waterville. Daily. Arrives Waterville about 10:00.
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)

MD-1 Madison Switcher. Runs to Oakland Mon., Weds. and Fri. Returns Tues., Thurs. and Sat. OD 06:00. Could be called MD-2 or 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.
RU-1 Rumford Switcher. Mon-Sat. OD 07:00.
RU-2 Rumford Switcher. Mon-Sat. OD 15:00.
DJ-1  Danville Junction Switcher. 
PONM runs Rigby Yard to Northern Maine Jct. Daily.
NMPO runs Northern Maine Jct. to Rigby. Daily. Leaves Waterville as WASE around dark.
WAPO or WASE  runs Waterville to Worcester, Ma. (CSX) Daily.
PORI Rigby to Riley's. Daily. Leaves about daylight.
RURJ Runs Rumford (Riley’s) to Rotterdam Jct. (CSX)  Daily. Leaves Riley’s around daylight.
SEPO runs Selkirk, actually, Worcester, Ma. to Rigby. Most days. Arrives Rigby late morning.
EDPO runs East Deerfield to Rigby Yard. Daily.
AYPO runs Ayer to Rigby. As Needed.
PO-1 Rigby Switcher ---daytime.
PO-2 Rigby Switcher ---evenings.
PO-3 Rigby Switcher ---midnights.
PO-4 Rigby Switcher ---daytime.
PO-5 Rigby Switcher ---afternoon.
PO-6 Rigby Switcher ---evenings. May work to Leeds Jct and return.
PO-7 Rigby Switcher ---evenings.
PO-8 Rigby Switcher ---days. Works to Deering Jct. and Brunswick.
PO-9 Rigby Switcher
PO-10 Rigby Switcher ---midnights. May work to Leeds Jct. and return.
PO-extras and PORC-1 and PORC-2 may also be heard in the Portland area.
SP-1 works Rigby to Biddeford and Wells and usually terminates at Wells. May run to Dover, Rockingham Jct., or Portsmouth.
 

Portland (Rigby) to N. Chelmsford (District 2)
Through Freight trains are impeded in the Lowell-Lawrence-Haverhill area due to MBTA passenger trains. Especially during the work week.
Amtrak's Downeaster (trains 680-689) have a considerable effect on freights from Rigby to Lowell 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 NHN power. Leaves Dover around 20:00 and may work at Lawrence. Mon.-Fri. Arrives Boston around midnight. BODO returns and may pickup at Lawrence and arrives back in Dover usually before 06:00. May not run every weekday.
SP-1 works Wells to Biddeford and Rigby Yard and usually terminates at Wells. May run to Dover, Rockingham Jct., or Portsmouth.  OD 12:00.
EDNA runs East Deerfield to Nashua. Daily.
NAED OD at Nashua early AM. Daily.
EDLO runs East Deerfield to Lowell. Daily. Power and Lawrence cars often become LOSA. Usually arrives Lowell after dark. May run to Lawrence, and return light to Lowell.
LOED runs Lowell to East Deerfield. Daily. OD at Lowell around midnight.
LOSA runs from Lowell to Lawrence to Boston, Ma. Mon.-Fri. OD at Lowell 19:00. Usually works on the way to Boston. Returns to Lowell as SALO about daylight.
LA-1 Lawrence Switcher. OD 07:00. Works Lawrence to Plaistow, and to Tewksbury.  May work east to Portsmouth or Dover.
LO-1 Lowell Switcher works N. Billerica to Lowell. Weekdays. OD 07:00.
BO-1 Boston Switcher. Weekdays. OD 08:00. Works to Salem and return.
EDPO runs East Deerfield to Rigby. Changes crews at Lowell around noon. Daily. Often recrews again at Dover or more likely, Rollinsford.
POSE or WAPO or WASE Runs Rigby to Selkirk via Worcester (CSX). Daily.  OD at Rigby about 19:00. Usually “outlaws” somewhere in District 2 before reaching Lowell.
RURJ Runs Rumford (Rileys) to Rotterdam Jct. (CSX).  Daily.
SEPO runs Selkirk to Rigby. Most Days. Crew starts out of Ayer. Arrives Rigby afternoon or evening.
Unit Coal Trains run Mohawk Yard to Bow, NH usually with NS units. Occasionally has other "foreign" power in consist. Often stops for "lunch" at Tyngsboro. Power usually lays over on the "Perini track"at Bow or very rarely at Concord.
Unit Coal Trains occasionally run Rotterdam to Bow, NH using CSX power.
Unit Coal Trains occasionally run Gardner (off P&W) to Bow, NH. Uses PAR power. Often called PWBO.
NA-1 Nashua Local. Weekdays, some Saturdays. OD about 06:30. Often begins day where NA-2 "canned."
NA-2 Nashua Local works to Manchester and Hillsboro branch. Weekdays, some Saturdays. OD 16:30.
LAED runs Lawrence to East Deerfield. As required (rarely).
EDLA runs East Deerfield to Lawrence. As required (rarely).
AYPO Ayer to Rigby. Runs as required.
Most through freights stop for lunch at 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."

EDPO runs East Deerfield to Portland. Daily.
POSE or WASE Runs Rigby to Selkirk via Worcester (CSX). Daily. May swap power with SEPO, usually in the Lowell area.
RURJ Runs Rumford (Riley’s) to Rotterdam Jct. (CSX)  Daily.
AYSE runs Ayer to Worcester, and on to Selkirk as Q427. Usually in the Lowell-Ayer area around daylight.
SEPO (Q426) runs Selkirk to Ayer, via CSX at Worcester (Barber Station), and on to Rigby. Most Days. Runs as Q426 from Selkirk to Worcester and then runs as SEAY or SEPO to Ayer where the CSX power is dropped at Ayer (or farther east). Usually in the Lowell-Ayer area around midnight.
MOAY (268) Mohawk Yard (CP) to Ayer. Intermodal train. Daily. Arrives early morning.
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 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 PAR power.
Unit Coal Trains occasionally run Gardner (off P&W) to Bow, NH. Uses PAR power. Often called PWBO.
Unit Grain Trains (DHAY or MOAY) occasionally run Mohawk Yard to Ayer. (very rare)
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. OD 18:00. Mon.-Fri.. Makes up AYMO and may work to Fitchburg and returns.
AY-Relief Ayer Switcher OD 07:00 Thurs., OD 06:30 Fri. and relieves AY-1, OD 07:00 at Fitchburg Sat and Sun. OD 07:00 Monday.
AY-Xtra Ayer Switcher. As needed.
FI-1 Fitchburg Switcher. OD 07:00 Mon.-Fri. May work to Gardner.
FI-2 Fitchburg Switcher. OD 18:00 Sun.at Ayer., Mon.-Thurs. at Fitchburg.
EDLO runs East Deerfield to Lowell. Daily.
LOED runs Lowell to East Deerfield. Daily.
EDNA runs East Deerfield to Nashua. Daily. At Ayer late evenings. Often leaves cars and some power at Ayer before continuing to Nashua.
NAED Nashua to East Deerfield. Daily.
LAED runs Lawrence to East Deerfield. As required (rarely).
EDLA runs East Deerfield to Lawrence. As required (rarely).
AYPO runs Ayer to Rigby. As needed.
 
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 (168) Mohawk Yard (CP) to Ayer. Intermodal train. Daily.
AYMO (169) Ayer to Mohawk Yard (CP). Intermodal train. Daily. Usually at ED before daylight.
RURJ Runs Rumford (Rileys) to Rotterdam Jct. (CSX)  Daily.
EDRJ runs East Deerfield to Rotterdam Jct., NY. Daily. PAR or CSX power.
SEED Selkirk via Rotterdam Jct. (CSX) to East Deerfield. Runs with CSX power and arrives at Rotterdam Jct as Q632.
MOPO runs from CP's Mohawk Yard in Glenville, NY to East Deerfield. Runs with CP and/or PAR power. At Mohawk after noon. Daily.
EDMO runs East Deerfield to Mohawk Yard.  Usually runs with CP power. Daily.
EDPO  runs East Deerfield to Portland (Rigby Yard). Daily. Recrews at Lowell.
RJ-1 Rotterdam Jct. area switcher. As needed.
EDNA runs East Deerfield to Nashua. Daily.  OD about 23:00.
NAED runs Nashua to East Deerfield. Daily.
EDLO runs East Deerfield to Lowell. Daily.   OD about 11:00.
LOED runs Lowell to East Deerfield. Daily.
AD-1 Local works North Adams and Adams branch. Runs to ED on Sunday. Returns to North Adams on Monday.  Days.
ED-1 Yard Hump Switcher. Tues-Sat. OD 06:00
ED-2 Local works to Holyoke. OD 07:00. Daily.  Often terminates at Northampton.
EDWJ runs to White R. Jct. OD 07:00. Mon., Weds., and Fri.
WJED runs WRJ to ED. Tues, Thurs., and Sat. OD 05:00 at WRJ.
PL-1 runs from Plainville, Ct. to ED normally once a week.
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 Bow or Mt.Tom. Uses PAR power.
Unit Grain Trains (DHAY or MOAY) occasionally run Mohawk to Ayer. (very rare)
LAED runs Lawrence to East Deerfield. As required (rarely).
EDLA runs East Deerfield to Lawrence (rarely). As required.

Conn.River Line (District 4)
ED-2 Local works to Holyoke. OD 07:00. Daily. Often terminates at Northampton.
EDWJ runs to White R. Jct. OD 07:00. Mon., Weds., and Fri.
WJED runs WRJ to ED. Tues, Thurs., and Sat. OD 05:00 at WRJ.
PL-1 Plainville,Ct. Switcher. Weekdays and Saturday. Days. Engine lays over at Forestville, Ct.
         May run to W. Springfield. Runs from Plainville, Ct. to ED, normally once a week.
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 PAR power.

Amtrak's "Vermonter" uses NECR trackage daily.
sb 55 arrives Bellows Falls about 14:10 Daily. Train 55 is Train 57 Sat. and Sun.
nb 56 arrives Bellows Falls at 17:00 Daily. Train 56 is Train 54 on the weekends. Same time.
See the Amtrak schedule for times at other locations.

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This page last updated 6/16/06