Recorded Scanner Audio

Dragging Equipment Detector (DED)

In 2004, I decided to dig some of the more interesting stuff out of the Eastern Railroad News archive and make it available again. Here, you’ll find a collection of Conrail and other Northeast U.S. area radio alarm detectors from the late 1990s. With the joint acquisition and dismemberment of Conrail (by CSXT and Norfolk Southern) in 1999, you’ll see a variety of Radio Alarm detectors that were added or converted in the late 1990s and early 2000s as CSX and NS moved to update the prerecorded audio messages that are broadcast on railroad radio frequencies.

Note – For converted Conrail-to-NS detectors, the NS Division/Line/Milepost will be listed. For recordings of original Conrail detectors, the original Conrail information will be listed.

Radio Clips

  •       1. Once controlling the junction of the Chicago
    Recorded by Jim Fisher KC8IOR.
          2. noberea3
  •       3. Listen to the first Norfolk Southern lead unit on ex-PRR cab signal territory
    Recorded by Ron Acri. 193kb
          4. Piba3
  •       5. Joint CP Rail/Norfolk Southern business trip OCS-702 about to leave Conrail's Buffalo Line for the D&H Sunbury Line.
    Recorded by J. Alex Lang.
          6. ocs702

Conrail Trenton Line

  •       7. Conrail Belmont
    Philadelphia Division, Trenton Line, MP 1.2 Recorded by Rob Palmer.
          8. trel1-2
  •       9. Conrail CP-Laurel Hill
    Philadelphia Division, Trenton Line, MP 3 Recorded by Rob Palmer.
          10. trel3
  •       11. Conrail Langhorne
    Philadelphia Division, Trenton Line, MP 24.0 Recorded by Rob Bennett.
          12. trel24
  •       13. Conrail Glenmoore
    Philadelphia Division, Trenton Line, MP 38.5 Recorded by Andrew Ordun.
          14. trel38-5-hcd
  •       15. Conrail Glenmoore
    Philadelphia Division, Trenton Line, MP 38.5 Recorded by Andrew Ordun.
          16. trel38-5-hbdded
  •       17. Conrail Belle Mead
    Philadelphia Division, Trenton Line, MP 50.0 Recorded by Andrew Ordun.
          18. trel50

Conrail Lehigh Line

  •       19. Conrail Middlesex
    North Jersey Shared Assets Area, Lehigh Line, MP 30.8 Recorded by J. Alex Lang
          20. lehl30-8
  •       21. Conrail Read Valley
    Philadelphia Division, Lehigh Line, MP 39.8 Recorded by Andrew Ordun.
          22. lehl39-8
  •       23. NS Milepost 45.5 Hotbox/Dragging Equipment Detector
    Harrisburg Division, Lehigh Line, Neshanic, NJ Recorded by J. Alex Lang
          24. lehl45-5
  •       25. Conrail Jutland
    Philadelphia Division, Lehigh Line, MP 61 Recorded by J. Alex Lang
          26. lehl61
  •       27. NS Milepost 68.8 Hotbox/Dragging Equipment Detector
    Harrisburg Division, Lehigh Line, Bloomsbury, NJ Recorded by J. Alex Lang
          28. lehl68-8
  •       29. CR South Richards
    Philadelphia Division, Lehigh Line, MP 82.8 Recorded by J. Alex Lang
          30. lehl82-8

Conrail Morrisville Line

  •       31. Conrail Southampton
    Philadelphia Division, Morrisville Line, MP 16 Recorded by Cosimo Fiorino.
          32. morl16

Conrail Reading Line

  •       33. Conrail Bethlehem
    Philadelphia Division, Reading Line, MP 91.3 Recorded by J. Alex Lang.
          34. real91-3
  •       35. Conrail Emmaus
    Philadelphia Division, Reading Line, MP 29.9 Recorded by Butch Grim.
          36. real30a
  •       37. Conrail Emmaus
    Philadelphia Division, Reading Line, MP 29.9 Recorded by J. Alex Lang.
          38. real29-9
  •       39. Conrail Topton
    Philadelphia Division, Reading Line, MP 18.8 Recorded by J. Alex Lang.
          40. real18-8
  •       41. NS Milepost 18.8 Hotbox/Dragging Equipment Detector
    Harrisburg Division, Reading Line, Topton, PA Recorded by J. Alex Lang.
          42. ns-real18-8
  •       43. Conrail Blandon
    Philadelphia Division, Reading Line, MP B0.8 Recorded by J. Alex Lang.
          44. real0-8

Conrail Harrisburg Line

  •       45. Conrail South Philadelphia
    Philadelphia Division, AmeriPort Intermodal Terminal. Recorded by Rob Palmer.
          46. s-phila
  •       47. Conrail Field
    Philadelphia Division, Harrisburg Line, MP 0.0 Recorded by Andy Testa.
          48. harl0-0
  •       49. Conrail Zoo
    Philadelphia Division, Harrisburg Line, MP 2.3 Recorded by Andy Testa.
          50. harl2-3
  •       51. Conrail Flat Rock
    Philadelphia Division, Harrisburg Line, MP 8.7 Recorded by Rob Palmer.
          52. harl9
  •       53. Conrail Woodlane
    Philadelphia Division, Harrisburg Line, MP 12.x Recorded by Rob Palmer.
          54. harl12
  •       55. Conrail Forge
    Philadelphia Division, Harrisburg Line, MP 24.5 Recorded by Andy Testa.
          56. harl24-5
  •       57. Conrail Wyomissing
    Philadelphia Division, Harrisburg Line, MP 60.9 Recorded by J. Alex Lang.
          58. harl61
  •       59. Conrail Sinking Spring
    Philadelphia Division, Harrisburg Line, MP 64.6 Recorded by J. Alex Lang.
          60. harl65
  •       61. Conrail Myerstown
    Philadelphia Division, Harrisburg Line, MP 79.9 Recorded by J. Alex Lang.
          62. harl80
  •       63. NS Milepost 79.9 Hotbox/Dragging Equipment Detector
    Philadelphia Division, Harrisburg Line, MP 79.9 Recorded by J. Alex Lang.
          64. harl79-9
  •       65. Conrail Annville
    Philadelphia Division, Harrisburg Line, MP 90.5 Recorded by J. Alex Lang.
          66. harl91
  •       67. Conrail Annville
    Hotbox Defect Message, Conrail TES-101 (Track Geometry Train). Conrail inspection car 22 has hotbox simulators which triggered the detector.

    Philadelphia Division, Harrisburg Line, MP 90.5 Recorded by J. Alex Lang.

          68. harl91-def
  •       69. Conrail Hummelstown
    Philadelphia Division, Harrisburg Line, MP 103.6 Recorded by J. Alex Lang.
          70. harl104

Conrail Port Road Branch

  •       71. Conrail Marsh Run
    Philadelphia Division, Port Road Branch, MP61.4 Recorded by J. Alex Lang.
          72. porb61-4
  •       73. Conrail CP-Stell
    Philadelphia Division, Port Road Branch, MP68.5 Recorded by J. Alex Lang.
          74. porb68-5
  •       75. Conrail Overview
    Philadelphia Division, Port Road Branch, MP73.2 Recorded by J. Alex Lang.
          76. porb73-2
  •       77. Conrail Marysville
    Philadelphia Division, Port Road Branch, MP73.5 Recorded by J. Alex Lang.
          78. porb73-5
  •       79. Conrail Marysville
    Philadelphia Division, Port Road Branch, MP76.1 Recorded by J. Alex Lang.
          80. porb76-1

Conrail Buffalo Line

  •       81. Conrail Keating Summit Dragging Equipment Detector
    Albany Division, Buffalo Line, MP106.5. Recorded by John C. Candor.
          82. bufl106-5
  •       83. Conrail Sizerville Hotbox/Dragging Equipment Detector
    Albany Division, Buffalo Line, MP118.2. Recorded by Jed Hopewell.
          84. bufl118-2
  •       85. Conrail South Emporium Dragging Equipment Detector
    Albany Division, Buffalo Line, MP126.7. Recorded by John C. Candor.
          86. bufl126-7
  •       87. Conrail Driftwood Hotbox/Dragging Equipment/Hot Wheel Detector
    Albany Division, Buffalo Line, MP142.8. Recorded by John C. Candor.
          88. bufl142
  •       89. Conrail North Bend Hotbox/Dragging Equipment/Hot Wheel Detector
    Philadelphia Division, Buffalo Line, MP169.4. Recorded by John C. Candor.
          90. bufl169-4
  •       91. Conrail Farrandsville Hotbox/Dragging Equipment/Hot Wheel Detector
    Philadelphia Division, Buffalo Line, MP188.6. Recorded by John C. Candor.
          92. bufl188-6
  •       93. Conrail Antes Fort Hotbox/Dragging Equipment/Hot Wheel Detector
    Philadelphia Division, Buffalo Line, MP207.8. Recorded by Jed Hopewell.
          94. bufl207-8
  •       95. Conrail Monty Dragging Equipment/Hot Wheel Detector
    Philadelphia Division, Buffalo Line, MP238.0. Recorded by Jed Hopewell.
          96. bufl238
  •       97. Conrail Milton Hotbox/Dragging Equipment/Hot Wheel Detector
    Philadelphia Division, Buffalo Line, MP247.4. Recorded by Jed Hopewell.
          98. bufl247-4
  •       99. Conrail North Boyles Hotbox/Dragging Equipment/Hot Wheel Detector
    Philadelphia Division, Buffalo Line, MP265.8. Recorded by J. Alex Lang.
          100. bufl265
  •       101. Conrail Dalmatia Hotbox/Dragging Equipment Detector
    Philadelphia Division, Buffalo Line, MP276 Recorded by Marlin Troup.
          102. bufl276
  •       103. Conrail Millersburg Hotbox/Dragging Equipment Detector
    Philadelphia Division, Buffalo Line, MP286.7 Recorded by Marlin Troup.
          104. bufl286-7
  •       105. Conrail Dauphin Dragging Equipment Detector
    Philadelphia Division, Buffalo Line, MP300. Recorded by Chris Keiley.
          106. bufl300
  •       107. Conrail Dauphin High Car/Dragging Equipment Detector
    – Replaced the above detector in early 1998.Philadelphia Division, Buffalo Line, MP300. Recorded by J. Alex Lang.
          108. bufl300n

Conrail Pittsburgh Line

  •       109. Conrail CP-Harris
    Philadelphia Division, Pittsburgh Line, MP105.2 Recorded by J. Alex Lang.
          110. pitl105
  •       111. Conrail Harrisburg
    Philadelphia Division, Pittsburgh Line, MP107 Recorded by J. Alex Lang.
          112. pitl107
  •       113. Conrail Marysville
    Philadelphia Division, Pittsburgh Line, MP112 Recorded by J. Alex Lang.
          114. pitl111
  •       115. Conrail Marysville
    Philadelphia Division, Pittsburgh Line, MP113.2 Recorded by J. Alex Lang.
          116. pitl113
  •       117. Conrail Cove
    Philadelphia Division, Pittsburgh Line, MP116 Recorded by J. Alex Lang.
          118. pitl116
  •       119. Conrail Aqueduct (Duncannon
    Pittsburgh Division, Pittsburgh Line, MP122.6 Recorded by J. Alex Lang.
          120. pitl122
  •       121. Conrail Newport
    Pittsburgh Division, Pittsburgh Line, MP133 Recorded by J. Alex Lang.
          122. pitl133
  •       123. Conrail Thompsontown
    Pittsburgh Division, Pittsburgh Line, MP143 Recorded by Marlin Troup.
          124. pitl143
  •       125. Conrail Mexico
    Pittsburgh Division, Pittsburgh Line, MP148.7 Recorded by Marlin Troup.
          126. pitl148
  •       127. Conrail Shawnee
    Pittsburgh Division, Pittsburgh Line, MP162.3 Recorded by Chris Kieley.
          128. pitl162
  •       129. Conrail Anderson
    Pittsburgh Division, Pittsburgh Line, MP172.3 Recorded by Marlin Troup.
          130. pitl172
  •       131. Conrail Newton-Hamilton
    Pittsburgh Division, Pittsburgh Line, MP186.6 Recorded by Chris Kieley.
          132. pitl186
  •       133. Conrail Mill Creek
    Pittsburgh Division, Pittsburgh Line, MP196.2 Recorded by Chris Kieley.
          134. pitl196
  •       135. Conrail Warrior Ridge
    Pittsburgh Division, Pittsburgh Line, MP 206.7 Recorded by Dave Edwards.
          136. pitl207
  •       137. Conrail Union Furnace
    Pittsburgh Division, Pittsburgh Line, MP216.3 Recorded by Chris Kieley.
          138. pitl216
  •       139. Conrail Union Furnace
     – Replaced the above detector in late 1998Pittsburgh Division, Pittsburgh Line, MP216.3 Recorded by Chris Kieley.
          140. pitl216b
  •       141. Conrail Tipton
    Pittsburgh Division, Pittsburgh Line, MP225.9 Recorded by Chris Kieley.
          142. pitl225
  •       143. Conrail Slope
    Pittsburgh Division, Pittsburgh Line, MP238 Recorded by J. Alex Lang.
          144. pitl238
  •       145. Conrail Wikes
    Pittsburgh Division, Pittsburgh Line, MP240 Recorded by J. Alex Lang.
          146. pitl240
  •       147. Conrail Gallitzin
    Pittsburgh Division, Pittsburgh Line, MP243.7 Recorded by Chris Kieley.
          148. pitl243
  •       149. Conrail Gallitzin
    Pittsburgh Division, Pittsburgh Line, MP243.7 Replaced above detector in 1999. Recorded by J. Alex Lang.
          150. pitl243-7
  •       151. Conrail Lilly
    Pittsburgh Division, Pittsburgh Line, MP253.1 Recorded by Chris Kieley
          152. pitl253
  •       153. Conrail Portage
    Pittsburgh Division, Pittsburgh Line, MP258.8 Recorded by Chris Kieley
          154. pitl259
  •       155. Conrail Portage
    – Replaced the above detector in late 1998Pittsburgh Division, Pittsburgh Line, MP258.8 Recorded by Chris Kieley
          156. pitl259b
  •       157. Conrail Mineral Point
    Pittsburgh Division, Pittsburgh Line, MP268.1 Recorded by J. Alex Lang.
          158. pitl268
  •       159. Conrail New Florence
    Pittsburgh Division, Pittsburgh Line, MP286.7 Recorded by J. Alex Lang.
          160. pitl286
  •       161. Conrail Conpit
    Pittsburgh Division, Conemaugh Line, MP 0.5 Recorded by J. Alex Lang.
          162. conl0-5
  •       163. Conrail Bolivar
    Pittsburgh Division, Pittsburgh Line, MP294.5 Recorded by J. Alex Lang.
          164. pitl294-5
  •       165. Conrail Hillside (Latrobe)
    Pittsburgh Division, Pittsburgh Line, MP304.4 Recorded by J. Alex Lang.
          166. pitl304-4
  •       167. Conrail Greensburg
    Pittsburgh Division, Pittsburgh Line, MP320.8 Recorded by J. Alex Lang.
          168. pitl320
  •       169. Conrail Irwin
    Pittsburgh Division, Pittsburgh Line, MP332.5 Recorded by J. Alex Lang.
          170. pitl332
  •       171. Conrail Wilmerding
    Pittsburgh Division, Pittsburgh Line, MP341.1 Recorded by J. Alex Lang.
          172. pitl341
  •       173. Conrail Edgewood
    Pittsburgh Division, Pittsburgh Line, MP343.7 Recorded by J. Alex Lang.
          174. pitl343-7
  •       175. Conrail Shadyside (Pittsburgh)
    Pittsburgh Division, Pittsburgh Line, MP350.3 Recorded by J. Alex Lang
          176. pitl350

Conrail Fort Wayne Line

  •       177. Conrail Penn (Pittsburgh)
    Pittsburgh Division, Fort Wayne Line, MP 1.8 Recorded by J. Alex Lang.
          178. forl1-8
  •       179. Conrail Sewickley
    Pittsburgh Division, Fort Wayne Line, MP 11.9 Recorded by J. Alex Lang
          180. forl11
  •       181. Conrail Beaver Falls
    Pittsburgh Division, Fort Wayne Line, MP 30.6 Recorded by Don Narris
          182. forl31
  •       183. Conrail Big Prairie
    Pittsburgh Division, Fort Wayne Line, MP 146.5 Recorded by Don Narris
          184. forl147

Conrail Mon Line

  •       185. Conrail Homestead
    Pittsburgh Division, Mon Line, MP 12.1 Recorded by J. Alex Lang.
          186. monl12-1
  •       187. Conrail Dravosburg
    Pittsburgh Division, Mon Line, MP 21.1 Recorded by J. Alex Lang.
          188. monl21-1
  •       189. Conrail Monongahela
    Pittsburgh Division, Mon Line, MP 35.1 Recorded by J. Alex Lang.
          190. monl35

CSXT Pittsburgh and Keystone Subs

  •       191. Pittsburgh & Lake Erie CP-0 Hotbox/Dragging Equipment Detector
    Baltimore SL, Pittsburgh Sub, MP PLY0.0 Recorded by J. Alex Lang.Replaced by a CSXT detector in 1999
          192. ple-cp0
  •       193. CSXT MP12.2 Hotbox/Dragging Equipment Detector
    Baltimore SL, Pittsburgh Sub, MP PLY12.2 Recorded by J. Alex Lang.
          194. csx-pit12-2
  •       195. Pittsburgh & Lake Erie CP-17Y Hotbox/Dragging Equipment Detector
    Baltimore SL, Pittsburgh Sub, MP PLY17 Recorded by J. Alex Lang
          196. ple-cp17y
  •       197. CSXT Yoder
    Baltimore Service Lane, Keystone Subdivision, MP BF318 Recorded by J. Alex Lang
          198. keys218

Other Western Pennsylvania and Ohio

  •       199. Conrail New Brighton
    Pittsburgh Division, Youngstown Line, MP 97.2 Recorded by J. Alex Lang.
          200. youl97
  •       201. Conrail Water Works (Beaver Falls
    Pittsburgh Division, Youngstown Line, MP 91.9 Recorded by Don Narris.
          202. youl92
  •       203. CSXT Willamstown
    Cumberland Division, Ohio River Subdivision, MP BN79.2 Recorded by Don Narris.
          204. csx-will

Conrail Southern Tier Line

  •       205. Conrail Tuxedo
    Albany Division, Southern Tier Line, MP 39.9 Recorded by Jim Dent.
          206. soul39-9
  •       207. Conrail Red Onion
    Albany Division, Southern Tier Line, MP 71.5 Recorded by Jim Dent.
          208. soul71-5

Conrail Chicago Line

  •       209. Conrail Oneida
    Albany Division, Chicago Line, MP 262. Recorded by Chris Kieley.
          210. chil262
  •       211. Conrail Fort Plain
    Albany Division, Chicago Line, MP 200. Recorded by Chris Kieley.
          212. chil200
  •       213. Conrail Guy Park
    Albany Division, Chicago Line, MP 177.4. Recorded by Dave Edwards.
          214. chil177
  •       215. Conrail Guy Park
    Albany Division, Chicago Line, MP 177.4 Recorded by Dave Edwards.
          216. chil177a
  •       217. Conrail Ripley
    Albany Division, Chicago Line, MP 68.2 Recorded by Jim Fisher KC8IOR.
          218. chil68
  •       219. Conrail North East
    Albany Division, Chicago Line, MP 75.1 Recorded by Jim Fisher KC8IOR.
          220. chil75a
  •       221. Conrail North East
    Albany Division, Chicago Line, MP 75.1 Recorded by Jim Fisher KC8IOR.
          222. chil75b
  •       223. Conrail Erie
    Albany Division, Chicago Line, MP 88.7 Recorded by Jim Fisher KC8IOR.
          224. chil88
  •       225. Conrail Madison
    Dearborn Division, Chicago Line, MP 145.2 Recorded by Michael Riley
          226. chil145
  •       227. Conrail Eastlake
    Dearborn Division, Chicago Line, MP 165 Recorded by Jim Fisher KC8IOR.
          228. chil165
  •       229. Conrail Cleveland
    Dearborn Division, Chicago Line, MP 179 Recorded by Jim Fisher KC8IOR.
          230. chil179
  •       231. Conrail Cleveland-West
    Dearborn Division, Chicago Line, MP 186 Recorded by Jim Fisher KC8IOR.
          232. chil186

Other New York State

  •       233. Conrail Chatham Village
    Albany Division, Boston Line, MP 176 Recorded by Chris Kieley.
          234. bosl176
  •       235. Conrail Chatham
    Albany Division, Boston Line, MP 178 Recorded by Chris Kieley.
          236. bosl178
  •       237. Conrail Voorheesville
    Albany Division, Selkirk Branch, MP 22.2 Recorded by Michael Christie.
          238. selb22

Maryland and Virginia

  •       239. Conrail Pot Yard
    Philadelphia Division, Landover Line, MP 138.9 Recorded by Peter Furnee.
          240. lanl138-9
  •       241. CSXT Kensington
    Baltimore Service Lane, Metropolitan Sub, MP 11.6 Recorded by Peter Furnee.
          242. csx-met11-6
  •       243. CSXT Hi-Rock
    Baltimore Service Lane, Metropolitan Sub, MP 72 Recorded by Peter Furnee.
          244. csx-met72
  •       245. CSXT Dragging Equipment Detector
    Baltimore Service Lane, RF&P Sub, MP 19.6 Recorded by Peter Furnee.
          246. csx-rfp-19
  •       247. CSXT Dragging Equipment Detector
    Baltimore Service Lane, RF&P Sub, MP 66.6 Recorded by Peter Furnee.
          248. csx-rfp-66
  •       249. CSXT White Marsh
    Baltimore Service Lane, Philadelphia Sub, MP 80.5 Recorded by Peter Furnee.
          250. csx-phil80-5
  •       251. CSXT JD Tower
    Baltimore Service Lane, Capitol Sub, MP 33.7 Recorded by Peter Furnee.
          252. capi33-7

Other

  •       253. CSXT Enola
    Former Family Lines Detector. Recorded by Don Narris.
          254. enolasc
  •       255. New York
    Ridgefield Park, NJ MP 11.1. Recorded by Jim Dent.
          256. nysw11
  •       257. Delaware & Hudson Hotbox/Dragging Equipment Detector
    Sunbury Line, MP 747.1 Recorded by Jed Hopewell.
          258. suby747-1