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Radio Frequencies

160.860

Allentown Yard  
160.980 Spring Street Yard Located in Reading, PA
161.070 NS Reading Line Governed by the Lehigh Line Dispatcher



Railfan Information
Yahoo! Group: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NSReadingline/
Scanner Feed, Reading, PA: http://railaudio2.railroadradio.net:7280/
Scanner Feed Site: http://www.railroadradio.net/content/view/34/126/
Railfan Pennsylvania: http://www.parailfan.com

Trains on the NS Reading Line
Note: Time is based on arrival/departure from Allentown, PA
Note: "AR" stands for "As Required"
Symbol
Direction
Type
Frequency
Time
Origin
Destination
East
Manifest
Daily
8-11PM
Conway, PA
Allentown, PA
11J
West
Automotive
Daily
11AM-1PM
Doremus, NJ
Toledo-Airline, OH
11K
West
Manifest
Daily
10PM-12AM
Allentown, PA
Elkhart, IN
15T
West
Manifest
Daily
7-9PM
Allentown, PA
Birmingham, AL
16T
East
Manifest
Daily
Night
Birmingham, AL
Allentown, PA
18G
East
Manifest
Daily
3-5AM
Conway, PA
Oak Island, NJ
18N
East
Automotive
Daily
Night-Early Morning
Fostoria, OH
Doremus, NJ
19G
West
Manifest
Daily
Late Morning-Early Afternoon
Oak Island, NJ
Conway, PA
20G
East
Intermodal
Tue-Sat
Night
Corwith, IL
Croxton, NJ
20K
East
Intermodal
Daily
Night-Early Morning
Chicago-63rd Street, IL
Croxton, NJ
20R
East
Intermodal
Daily
Night
Chicago-Ashland Ave, IL
E-Rail, NJ
20W
East
Intermodal
Sat-Tue
Evening-Night
Chicago-Ashland Ave, IL
Croxton, NJ
West
Intermodal
Tue-Fri
5-7AM
Croxton, NJ
Atlanta-Inman, GA
East
Automotive/Intermodal
Wed-Mon
5-7AM
Atlanta-Inman, GA
Croxton, NJ
213
West
Automotive/Intermodal
Saturday
1-4PM
Croxton, NJ
Atlanta-Inman, GA
214
East
Intermodal
Daily
4-6AM
Atlanta-Inman, GA
E-Rail, NJ
21G
West
Intermodal
Tue-Sat
Night
Croxton, NJ
Corwith, IL
West
Intermodal
Daily
9-11AM
Croxton, NJ
Chicago-63rd Street, IL
22J
East
Intermodal
AR
Harrisburg, PA
Elizabethport, NJ
22V
East
Intermodal
Mon
Morning
Harrisburg, PA
Dockside, NJ
West
Intermodal
Mon-Sat
4-7AM
Dockside, NJ
Chicago-47th Street, IL
23R
East
Baretables
Tue
Charleston, SC
Dockside, NJ
East
Intermodal
Tue-Sun
6-8AM
Chicago-Ashland Ave, IL
Dockside, NJ
24Z
East
Intermodal
Daily
Night
Chicago-Ashland Ave, IL
Croxton, NJ
25K
West
Intermodal
Mon-Fri
Evening
Croxton, NJ
Cicero, IL
25R
West
Intermodal
Daily
Night
E-Rail, NJ
Rutherford, PA
West
Intermodal
Mon-Sat
Night
Dockside, NJ
Harrisburg, PA
25Z
West
Intermodal
Daily
Night
E-Rail, NJ
Chicago-47th Street, IL
261
West
Roadrailer
Daily
5-6PM
Bethlehem, PA
Fort Wayne, IN
262
East
Roadrailer
Wed-Mon
Morning
Fort Wayne, IN
Bethlehem, PA
East
Roadrailer
Tuesday
Morning
Fort Wayne, IN
Bethlehem, PA
East
Manifest
Daily
Evening-Night
Baltimore, MD
Allentown, PA
West
Manifest
Daily
6-8AM
Allentown, PA
Baltimore, MD
34M
East
Manifest
Daily
Afternoon
King of Prussia, PA
Allentown, PA
34Z
East
Manifest
AR
AR
Baltimore, MD/Enola, PA
Enola, PA/Allentown, PA
West
Manifest
Daily
Afternoon
Allentown, PA
King of Prussia, PA
35Q
West
Manifest
Daily
8-10PM
Allentown, PA
Roanoke,VA
35Z
West
Manifest
AR
AR
Allentown, PA/Enola, PA
Enola, PA/Baltimore, MD
East
Manifest
Daily
Roanoke, VA
Allentown, PA
West
Manifest
Daily
Afternoon
Allentown, PA
Camden, NJ
39G
East
Manifest
Daily
Late Afternoon-Evening
Camden, NJ
Allentown, PA
40G
East
Grain Loads
AR
AR
Conway, PA
Martins Creek, PA
500
East
Coal Loads
AR
AR
Shire Oaks, PA
Portland, PA
508
East
Coal Loads
AR
AR
Shire Oaks, PA
Portland, PA
509
West
Coal Empties
AR
AR
Portland, PA
Shire Oaks, PA
646
East
Coal Loads
AR
AR
Conemaugh, PA
Portland, PA
647
West
Coal Empties
AR
AR
Portland, PA
Conemaugh, PA
East
Trash Empties
Daily
Evening-Night
OHCR @ Mingo Junction, OH
Kearny, NJ
East
Ethanol Loads
AR
AR
IAIS @ Blue Island, IL
Seawaren, NJ
West
Trash Loads
Daily
Night
Kearny, NJ
OHCR @ Mingo Junction, OH
65R
West
Ethanol Empties
AR
AR
Seawaren, NJ
IAIS @ Blue Island, IL
68Q
East
Ethanol Loads
AR
AR
St. Louis, MO
Seawaren, NJ
69Q
West
Ethanol Empties
AR
AR
Seawaren, NJ
St. Louis, MO
HA13
Turn
Local
Allentown, PA
Alburtis, PA
Turn
Local
Reading, PA
Alburtis, PA
























































Norfolk Southern Reading Line
EAST
MP
Name
Tracks
Notes
LE 89.0
CP-Bethlehem
2-1
Connection to NS Lehigh Line
EN 91.1
91.1
1
DED (Bethlehem)
RV 36.3 CP-Allen
2
Connection to Allentown Yard
RV 35.0
CP-Burn
1-2
Tracks split towards Allentown Yard and NS Lehigh Line
RV 33.7
E331
2
Track 1 only
RV 33.2 E332
2
Track 2 only
RV 31.7
Emmaus Junction
2
Track 1 only; x-over 1-2 west
RV 29.9
2
HBD-DED (Emmaus)
RV 29.6
E292
2
Track 2 only
RV 28.9
E281
2
Track 1 only
RV 26.5
E262
2
Track 2 only; Macungie eastbound signal
RV 26.1
E261
2
Track 1 only; Macungie westbound signal; railfan park located beween signals
RV 23.9
CP-Alburtis
2
X-Overs both directions; connection to C&F Secondary
RV 22.2
222E
2
Track 2 only
RV 22.1
221W
2
Track 1 only
RV 19.2
192E
2
Track 2 only
RV 19.1
191W
2
Track 1 only
RV 18.8
2
HBD-DED (Topton)
RV 17.2
172E
2
Track 2 only
RV 16.6
161W
2
Track 1 only
RV 14.9 Lyons
2
X-Over 2-1 west
RV 14.2
142E
2
Track 2 only
RV 13.9
131W
2
Track 1 only
RV 11.1
102E
2
Track 1 only
RV 11.1
111W
2
Track 2 only
RV 7.8
CP-Blandon
2-1
Mileposts restart at zero
TK 0.8
1
HBD-DED (Blandon)
TK 3.5
CP-Laurel
1
Connection to Evansville Industrial Track
TK 4.0
CP-West Luarel
1-2
Connection to RB&N RR
TK 5.6
CP-Belt
2
X-Overs both directions; Connections to NS Pottsville Branch, Reading Yard, and the Reading and Northern
AF 6.9 62E/W
2
Track 2 only
AF 6.9 61E/W
2
Track 1 only
AF 8.0 CP Tulp
2-1
Connection to CP Leisey and points East on the NS Harrisburg Line
WEST
AF 9.4
CP-Wyomissing Junction
1-2
End NS Reading Line; Connection to NS Harrisburg Line