to my Houston Live Railroad Radio streaming page. This page contains an
embedded Windows Media Player control which will start
streaming automatically if the stream is
active. If you do not use Windows Internet Explorer as your
web browser then place the following URL in the media player of your
Note: This stream is
currently not a 24/7 operation; however, I'll try to have it active weekdays between 8
AM and 6 PM Central Time.
Houston Sub (switching)
Houston Sub (DS111)
Galveston Sub (DS23)
HOU Sub North (DS111)
Conroe Sub (DS112)
Englewood Crest Tower
location is obviously in my house, which is within a few miles of
the major road intersections of FM1960 and S.H. 249 in Spring, TX
The BNSF Houston Sub
(former Burlington - Rock Island) passes within one mile of my home and, therefore, the Houston Sub road
channel on both the Casey Yard and Tomball repeaters will be quite
The UP Palestine Sub
passes within 7 miles from my home and Lloyd Yard, which is adjacent to
this line is also the same distance away.
Spring Jct. is about a
1/2 mile north of Lloyd Yard and is the point where the UP Navasota Sub
joins the Palestine Sub. This area generates quite a bit of radio
traffic due to the frequency of trains and yard operations.
The antenna is a DPD
Productions outdoor Traintenna;
however, the TrainTenna is installed in my attic and not outside due to
deed restrictions prohibiting the installation of antennas on the exterior
of the house. The overall height to the top of the antenna is
roughly 30 feet above the ground. Reception is quite good even with
antenna installed in the attic.
The antenna is connected
to the scanner with approximately 45 feet of Belden 9913 coax cable.
The stream uses the
Shoutcast broadcast server to pipe
the scanner output to the Internet.