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Frequency:  All the time.

Radio Frequencies:  See below for frequency numbers.

Personal Safety:
  Keep an eye out.
Poor to bad in daytime, bad at night.  Depends where you are.  Common sense here... stay on the main roads and do not enter housing project areas.

Local Police/RR Police:
Various local municipalities, RR Police

Food:  Scattered around town.

Other Information

Good photo times:  All day long.  Valley Jct. is a good place to catch a variety of action into/out of the west end of Gateway Yard.  Warning... This is not a real safe area - be alert.

Radio Frequencies  frequency(AAR channel)

Gateway Yard: 160.335(15)
Gateway to Lenox: 160.770(44)
Carmen: 161.175(71)
North Hump: 160.905(53)
South Hump: 161.445(89)
Former CR: 161.070(64)
IL Sub: 160.230(08)
IL Sub DS: 160.320(14)
CN(IC St. Louis Dist.)
STL Dist. (KY Div.): 160.950(56)
STL Dist. (IL Div.): 160.440(22)
Brooklyn Dist.: 160.440(22)
A&E Dist.: 161.250(76)
TRRA: 160.500(26)
Chester Sub.: 161.550(96)
Pana Sub.: 160.410(20)
Springfield Sub.: 160.560(30)
    Amtrak uses Sprinfield Sub

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