SLSF Radio Chatter

Discussion in 'Operations' started by dricketts, Nov 7, 2011.

  1. dricketts

    dricketts Member Supporter

    I would like to track down some recordings of Frisco radio chatter between the crew and dispatcher.

    Ideally if anyone knows of a place to download or order digital recordings would be fantastic but even an old recording on magnetic tape would be helpful. I've done a some searching with your standard search engines with no luck.

    I appreciate any help.

    Last edited by a moderator: Nov 7, 2011
  2. TAG1014

    TAG1014 Supporter Supporter

    Starting in the late 70's, I was an avid scanner radio listener, police, fire, aircraft and especially railroad, but I can't imagine anyone really thought to record any of that. It never crossed my mind to do so...

  3. dricketts

    dricketts Member Supporter

    It's fairly easy to find audio files on the internet of your current class I railroads but it might be hard to find any fallen flag sounds.

    There's a fairly simple way to convert it to a .wav file and use it in Trainz v-scale. I have some BNSF, NS, and UP files but they just don't sound right with my Frisco v-scale collection.

    I'm guessing some real model railroaders out there have used similar sounds. I can imagine with the right volume and placed inconspicuously close to a yard would add quite a nice ambiance to a layout.

    Well again if anyone knows where I might find any please let me know.
  4. kenmc

    kenmc KenMc Supporter

    The video tape "Use of Train Radio on the Frisco" has such recordings from the 1950's. This video was available through the Frisco Museum years ago.

    Ken McElreath
  5. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporter

  6. dricketts

    dricketts Member Supporter

    Thanks guys. That was a very interesting and entertaining video I'll add to my collection but unfortunately it doesn't have any audio of radio chatter. I'll keep looking.
    Last edited by a moderator: Nov 8, 2011
  7. FriscoGeorge

    FriscoGeorge Frisco Employee

    The BNSF (ex-Frisco) road channel on the Springfield to Lindenwood main line is 160.335. Any scanner can pick it up if it can cover VHF frequencies. Though it is not really a Frisco operations you're listening to, it sounds pretty cool hearing real track personnel chatting.

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