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.

NOPB and Port NOLA Secure EPA Grant for Eco-Locomotive

2019-04-01

The Port of New Orleans and project partner, the New Orleans Public Belt Railroad (NOPB), were awarded a National Clean Diesel Funding grant from the United States Environmental Protection Agency. The EPA grant will provide 40% of total project cost, allowing NOPB to retrofit the engine of a conventional diesel locomotive to a cleaner engine with low emissions beyond current requirements. This will be the first locomotive of its kind in the New Orleans gateway.

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.

NOPB Launches railnola.com

2018-10-05

New Orleans Public Belt Railroad Corporation is proud to announce the launch of our new site, railnola.com. NOPB teamed up with Trumpet, an award-winning branding firm, based in New Orleans, to create the site and modern aesthetic.