Long Island Rail Road recently put in operation what is probably one of the most extensive VHF radio communications systems on any commuter line. The new network is made up of four VHF radio communications systems, costing about $800,000. The four, each complete and distinct, operate in the 160 MHz band and are used as follows: 1) Police department--all vehicles, walkie-talkies and pocket-pagers. 2) Maintenance of Way No. 1--communications, electric traction, substations and signals. 3) Maintenance of Way No. 2--track, structures, bridges, buildings and miscellany. 4) Train to Wayside--diesel locomotives, electric trains, both communicating direct to wayside towers and/or the movement bureau at Jamaica station.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

    P.O. Box 350
    Bristol, CT  United States  06010
  • Publication Date: 1972-5

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 16-17
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00041006
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 9 1976 12:00AM