My gear for the trip:
This was the first time I used an ear-piece for scanning, the Shadow Earpiece was very comfortable plus I could enjoy listening without disturbing anyone else. This was the first time using AA Lithium batteries with my scanner... I put in a fresh set of batteries at the start of my trip and I never had to change them.
I was able to find a few frequencies here and there online. This was a great opportunity to use the scanner "Railroad Service Search"and the (Uniden) Close Call feature.
Below I found the Road Channels for each region along the Northeast Corridor from Boston to Washington DC:
Boston, MA – New Haven, CT
New Haven, CT - New Rochelle, NY
New Rochelle, NY – Philadelphia, PA
Philadelphia, PA – Washington, DC
What are Road Channels?
For Amtrak these channels are used for the train crew and for train to dispatcher communications.
Monitoring around Baltimore, MD:
Once I got into Baltimore I switched gears from rail to public safety communications. The city of Baltimore has a 800MHz Motorola Type II Smart Zone Trunking system with 98% of the talk groups using digital (P25) voice communications. So a digital scanner is a must for this area. I was getting great reception in most area.
Who is on the City of Baltimore Trucking System?
***As of right now this system is not rebanded.***
I was able to monitor both Security at Camden Yards and B & O Railroad Museum from my hotel room a little over a mile away. I could also hear a lot of CSX Railroad communications as well.