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. Learn more about our system and services.

New Orleans Public Belt Names M.D. (Mike) Stolzman General Manager

2019-04-26

The New Orleans Public Belt Railroad Corporation (NOPB), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Port of New Orleans (Port NOLA), has named M.D. (Mike) Stolzman as its new General Manager, effective immediately. Stolzman, a highly respected railroad executive with extensive short line and Class I rail experience, will report to Brandy D. Christian, President and CEO of Port NOLA and CEO of NOPB, which is a Class III railroad on the nation’s fourth largest rail gateway that connects with six Class I railroads and serves Port NOLA and local industry.

Public Art Project Transforms Railroad Utility Boxes

2019-06-03

The New Orleans Public Belt Railroad (NOPB) has teamed up with Community Visions Unlimited (CVU) to transform two railroad utility boxes into public art on display along the Mississippi River.

2018- Year in Review

2019-02-07

NOPB transitioned from the City of New Orleans to Port of New Orleans in February 2018 and is pleased to report strong performance throughout the first year of partnership.

On the Same Track

2018-10-26


Our biggest asset is our team and for many on the NOPB team, being a railroader is in their DNA. We are celebrating our multi-generational railroaders and the work that spans generations. Meet one of our second generation railroaders, Scott Richoux, Director of Special Projects, who is on the same track as his father, Ron.