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Sounds Page: 1998 Trip to New York City

1998 Trip to New York City Soundpage

I used my Panasonic RN-402 mini-cassette recorder hooked directly to my Yaesu FT-411E ham radio or Uniden Bearcat BC-200XLT Scanner. Using the VOX setting at medium sensitivity, I was able to capture rail traffic without having to listen continuously with my finger on the record button! The sounds are in WAV format and the file sizes are indicated. Please let me know of any sound problems. Nearly all of the sounds I collected on my trip to New York City were Hotbox/Dragging Equipment Detectors. I was trying to catch humorous discussions between train crews or dispatcher to train, etc. but none came up. Actually there was one very humorous incident on the radio but I didn't have the recorder set up.


BNSF Detector (151K) in the San Joaquin Valley between Hanford and Corcoran
BNSF Detector (118K) in the San Joaquin Valley between Fresno and Madera.
Train 717's engineer (149K) repeating part of a track bulletin and dispatcher comments on the weather.
BNSF Detector (101K) east of Denver, CO.
Union Pacific Detector (193K) east of McCook, NE.
Southern Pacific Detector (127K) East of McCook, NE with an additional message I haven't heard before.
Conrail Detector (94K) at Kendleville, Indiana.
Conrail Detector (93K) at Ashtebula, Ohio.
Conrail Detector (91K) at Springfield, Pennsylvania.
Conrail Detector (106K) at Pikesborough, NY.
Conrail Detector (96K) at Ft. Plains, NY.
Conrail Dragging Equipment Detector (56K) at Mohawk, NY.
CSX Detector (130K) in Bucoma, NC.
CSX Detector (138K) near Jacksonville, FL.
CSX Detector (140K) in Pecan, FL.
Engineer on the Silver Star (44K) comments how far apart the signals are.
Paging tones (34K) near New Orleans, LA.
BNSF Detector (92K) near Beaumont, TX, with a different voice.
The crew boasts (87K) on making overtime money.
Souther Pacific Detector (120K) near Sanderson, TX.

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