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Question - heritage railways frequencies

Postby 10red80 » Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:30 am

Does anybody know which frequencies heritage railways tend to use, if any?
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Postby Minus1 » Sun Feb 17, 2019 11:04 am

Each may have it's own business frequency.
There is no set of frequencies assigned to heritage railways. It wouldn't be practical to do so as there are so few.
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Postby m0lsx » Sun Feb 17, 2019 11:29 am

10red80 wrote:Does anybody know which frequencies heritage railways tend to use, if any?



National groups as diverse as big supermarket chains & The Scout Association use it because one cheap (£75 for 5 years) licence covers every single radio across the whole country. While smaller organisations use it because it offers a usable 5 watts of handheld or mobile power, for a fraction of the cost of a private set up.
One tourist narrow railway system close to me has it's own frequency & a beam at the two main stations, which it uses to control a section where two trains pass each other & another group uses light simple for very occasional less critical use.
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Re: Question

Postby Neil57uk » Sun Feb 17, 2019 11:50 am

Assume m0lsx is talking about the Bure Valley Railway which has a radio signalling system, same as Ravenglass and Eskdale Rly and Romney Hythe and Dimchurch Rly. All use 165/166 licences that are listed in the WTR.
Most lines have radio's for ops and shunting, normally PMR446 or UK Gen. The odd one have licenced sets such as Nene Valley Rly, East Lanks Rly and Mid Hants Rly etc, again all listed on WTR.
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Postby 10red80 » Sun Feb 17, 2019 12:16 pm

I see, so for example say the Severn Valley Railway are those frequencies known?
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Postby Minus1 » Sun Feb 17, 2019 5:27 pm

OFCOM list a licence for SVR at the Kidderminster depot, but no frequencies are stated.
Possibly they use Simple UK frequencies?
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Postby Neil57uk » Sun Feb 17, 2019 8:32 pm

SVR have licences for and use two 169.xxx freqs and also use three SSL freqs and have in the past used UK Gen and PMR 446 freqs.
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Postby AndrewIrvine » Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:55 am

West Coast Railway Company based in Carnforth, last summer were on 446 channel 4 / 67.0. I heard them while on the Oxenholme - Windermere branch when Northern ran out of trains.

Same company running steam trains from Fort William to Mallaig, I heard them on channel 3, also 67.0.
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Re: Question - heritage railways frequencies

Postby Forum Helper » Fri Mar 01, 2019 8:47 pm

There are a few different frequencies as used in different locations.

Elsecar Heritage Railway in Barnsley use 168.2625 for example, as listed in The UK Scanning Directory :thumbup:
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