• New Orleans Public Belt

    a Class III switching railroad with the primary mission of serving the Port of New Orleans and local industries.
  • The Port of New Orleans

    The New Orleans Public Belt is the exclusive railroad servicing all of the Port of New Orleans.
  • Huey P. Long Bridge

    This NOPB-owned and maintained bridge over the Mississippi River is the longest and highest steel railroad bridge in the U.S.
  • NOPB Pullman Cars

    The NOPB owns two fully restored business cars which can be rented for functions at either our home office or in the French Market.
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NOPB Moving Forward

International Ties; North American Reach

The New Orleans Public Belt Railroad (NOPB) is a Class III switching railroad with the primary mission of serving the Port of New Orleans and local industries. The NOPB is a neutral carrier, with direct connections to six (6) Class 1 Railroads, for which we play an important role in expediting local and intermediate freight through the strategic New Orleans rail gateway. The NOPB is a diversified company, with a full service car repair shop, locomotive shop, track maintenance and repair division, and railcar storage capabilities.

Our goal is to provide customers with a first class transportation solution focused on safety, customer service, greater productivity, reliability, and expense management.

EMPLOYEE NEWS: Jared Sleeth Named Director of Business Development for NOPB Railroad

New Orleans Public Belt Railroad is pleased to announce the appointment of Jared Sleeth as its Director of Business Development effective August 4, 2016.  Jared will manage NOPB’s relationships with its New Orleans area industry customers and its Class I business partners, including marketing NOPB’s service, promoting opportunities for new business, and assisting in planning and service design.

Sleeth joined NOPB’s management team in 2015 as a Trainmaster and spent nearly a year in the Transportation Department before being named Director of Business Development.  In his new role, Sleeth will report to executive vice president and COO Doug Campbell.  Prior to his time with NOPB, Sleeth was Manager of Yard Operations at Union Pacific Railroad in Parsons, Kansas.  His experience with UP ranged from high volume main line operations to local customer service.  Prior to joining the railroad, Sleeth worked in the trucking and warehousing industry as an Operations Manager for Suddath Relocation Systems, an agent for United Van Lines.  He is also a Florida Certified Building Contractor.


Jared is originally from Jacksonville, FL and has called New Orleans home for two years.  He graduated from Clemson University with a degree in Business Management.