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Greetings All!

I'm located in Middle Tennessee, fairly close to the Kentucky line. I'm within a few miles of a Nashville & Eastern Railroad line as well as a short traveling distance from Norfolk Southern and CSX lines. I'm looking to try out some new camera gear and shoot a few trains, I'm new at this and would like some info? Is there any scanner frequencies I could pick up in my area? Also, any way in determining how frequent a train will run on a certain line? NERR is not a very active railroad, with maybe 1-2 runs a week coming through the area. I'm fairly close to Oneida, TN where Norfolk has some pretty active lines.

Any info is appreciated!

Bill Anderson

Well-Known Member
Welcome to the forum. You might check the eastern US trip report section as there are several people who post photos from the area you describe. I would also add your location to your public profile or signature line .


There are railroad radio frequencies at the AAR and various other websites. Just punch in all 98 and see what lights up. If you don't have a 100 channels type in a range from 160.0 to about 162.0 and scan. Some times it takes a while to find the active ones in the area. Welcome to the forum. As far a train numbers you just have to pick a track and keep an eye on it for week or so and you can get a good idea. If Amtrak runs there they are on a schedule so you can check on the Amtrak website or find a station and pick up a schedule there. Scout out some photo spots along the line and wait with a good book or a good friend to talk to, or just sit and enjoy the outdoors. And remember public places or private land with permission of the owner. Don't step on the rail and don't throw rocks, but you knew all that stuff, that was my fatherly advice. Enjoy your time out away from the hustle and bustle of life. TomZ is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to - An online railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used railroad books. Railroad pictorials, railroad history, steam locomotives, passenger trains, modern railroading. Hundreds of titles available, most at discount prices! We also have a video and children's book section. - An online model railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used books. Layout design, track plans, scenery and structure building, wiring, DCC, Tinplate, Toy Trains, Price Guides and more.

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