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Hi name is ray toth I’m in desplaines il and, I have higher up autism and, 1 step from legally blind sorry if miss spell. Do love train, in small apt. So no room for model train I’m near the junction in desplaines Illinois can walk there want to start rail fanning if can hope can help if need it I have a bc75xlt scanner only, got it back in feb 2020 to keep my mind off ear surgery. Some how a BNSF rail road police emailed me sed can help with freq doing that tmw to set radio up have fire and emt right now, so I got best person who would know, a BNSF rail road police think its from other rail scanning group or, other scanning group thanks all for welcome ray toth

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Welcome to RailroadFan.com, Ray.
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Hi Ray

If you have a visual impairment, I presume you are using a screen reader. I believe the RadioReference.com site should be compatible with the screen reader. They have a lot of frequencies including most railroad frequencies. My only complaint is that they sometimes don't take frequencies off the list when they are no longer in use.

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i can see some but not well were glasses

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one of other scanner list im part of a bnsf rail road police jsut game me what in my area near me to hear over skype

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how do i real line map thanks if can explain i love it

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How you read the maps want to learn

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Read what kind of maps online, Google maps? Looking for something to read aloud what's on the screen and have it speak to you?
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No can see the maps its if small screen size if hug can see them fine

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So if i'm reading correctly, you can't see the maps on a small screen, but can see them fine on a huge screen.
Are you asking how to read an online map then? Trying to figure out what you are asking for help with.
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How do I read rail sub division rail maps and how I see them right small screen can't eee tablet and PC scree OK can see dell phone one hard time seeing

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I've gotta guess that if your vision isn't very good, I wouldn't suggest reading railroad maps or timetables on a tablet or on a cell phone. Use a PC with a large external monitor/TV to view it on.
Example: my hearing isn't very good, so I don't listen to audio on youtube videos from the tiny speaker on my cell phone... I use headphones that provide better clarity.
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Ray, are you asking what the symbols mean, or something else? Are you looking at an ATCS display? Some clarification would be helpful.
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