• 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..

 
  • Exclusively servicing the Port of New Orleans East bank operations.
  • 25 miles of main track.
  • 97 miles of yard track.
 
  • Publicly owned and operated since 1908.
  • Economic impact of over $110 million for the local economy annually.