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Tucson Railfanning
Posted by bnsfjoe on Monday, February 16, 2009 7:45 PM

I'm going to be in Tucson this weekendand planning to do some railfanning.  I'm wondering what radio frequencys UP uses in the Tucson area

Thanks.

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Posted by desertdog on Monday, February 16, 2009 9:02 PM
AAR Channel 96, 161.550 MHz is the road channel. John Timm
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Posted by bnsfjoe on Wednesday, February 18, 2009 10:58 AM

Thank you

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Posted by desertdog on Thursday, February 19, 2009 11:05 AM

You are welcome.

I have always found train watching in Tucson to be a little difficult in that there are not many places that I know of where you can park for any length of time on public property.  There are places where you can park along a side street such as on Contractors Way south of the UP yard, but the land next to the road belongs to the railroad.  For that reason, much of my train watching there has been of the "drive by" variety. 

Another choice is to park in the passenger station parking lot downtown at a meter. If it is near Amtrak time (3 EB, 3 WB a week) you can sometimes get out on the platform, but being that Amtrak's arrivals and departures are erratic at best, you may have to settle for standing near the fence between the parking lot and the tracks.

 

John Timm

 

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