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Welcome to the NS Allegheny Division/West Slope stream hosted from the famous Station Inn Bed & Breakfast, Cresson PA.


Cresson Enginehouse

 Post Merger SD80MACS & SD40-2 Helpers on the Ready Track at Cresson Enginehouse


This stream covers one of the most storied parts of the old Pennsylvania railroad served today by Norfolk Southern.  The NS Cresson/West Slope sees up to 60-70 train moves per day including helpers.  The stream also features western and central PA shortlines such as R.J. Corman, Nittany and Bald Eagle , and Conemaugh & Blacklick.  


  • NS Pittsburgh Line Operations from Allegrippus, PA (MP 244) to South Fork, PA (MP 266)

  • NS Cresson, PA Operations: Cresson Yard and Enginehouse (Helper servicing)

  • R.J. Corman "Clearfield Coal Cluster" Operations: Former Conrail Cresson & Irvona Secondaries

  • NS South Fork yard operations

  • NS South Fork Secondary Coal Branch: Central City/Windber, PA - South Fork, PA

  • Conemaugh & Blacklick Railroad (C&BL) Operations within the former Johnstown Bethlehem Mills Complex

The actual range at any given time may be greater than specified.  Factors depend on weather, the repeater used by the dispatcher, and transmit power of the particular locomotive's radio.

The stream's frequencies are as follows:

  • 160.875 – NS Allegheny Division Ch 1

  • 161.505 – NS Allegheny Division Ch 2

  • 160.800 – NS Pittsburgh East Ch 1

  • 160.380 – NS Pittsburgh East Ch 2

  • 161.385 – NS South Fork Secondary

  • 161.070 -- Sonman (Portage, PA) & PBS (Central City, PA) Mine Loadout Operations

  • 160.980 – Windber Industrial Track & Huff Power Plant Operations

  • 160.635 – NS Conemaugh Line Ch 1

  • 161.490 – NS Conemaugh Line Ch 2

  • 161.445 – NS Conway Terminal Ch 1

  • 160.725 -- NS Conway Terminal Ch 2

  • 160.590 – Nittany & Bald Eagle 

  • 160.845 – R.J. Corman Cleafield Coal Cluster Operations

  • 161.100 – Conemaugh & Blacklick Railroad (Johnstown)

  • 161.250 – Conemaugh & Blacklick Railroad (Johnstown)


PRR Heritage Engine Leads RJC Grain Train onto Five West 

Monongahela & Penn Central Heritage Engines at CP MO 



CR SD80mac action and Station Inn Scenes courtesy of  Ed Kaspriske (Oh Well Productions)
Another Great Station Inn Video

This link will take you to the Cresson/West Slope PA, Photo Gallery, which will be updated periodically. 

Here is a link to the NS Altoona - Johnstown Timetable.

Equipment: Motorola Maxtrac 300, Traintenna LP Directional Model, Instreamer 100. 


  • Tom Davis - Proprietor - Station Inn: Hosting of the Stream at Station Inn.

  • Michael A. Saverino: Stream Hardware and Installation

  • J. Alex Lang: (J. Alex Lang Web Development) - Networking and Web Support

  • Jim Groenke:  Hardware/Technical Support and the fantastic concept called railroadradio.net 

Please check out the Forum dedicated to this stream for additional info.

Here is a very impressive Youtube video the shows some fantastic helper action on the WestSlope. 

It is a must see.. thanks to "Aliceinchains243 " for the permission to post. Check out his other videos. 


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