International ties, North American reach
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The New Orleans Public Belt Railroad connects directly with six (6) large railroads, also known as “Class 1s”. These railroads serve all of North America with a collective network of over 132,000 miles of track. The easiest way to classify the six is to separate them into service areas as relates to New Orleans and the Mississippi River, as follows:
NORTH / SOUTH
Canadian National Railway (CN) – 19,000-mile network serving US Midwest and all of Canada from the Atalntic to the Pacific oceans. NOPB interchanges with CN twice daily, once for carload traffic and once for intermodal container traffic, 7 days per week.
*Class 1, 2, and 3 are categories by which all railroad companies are organized. Class 1s represent the larger carriers whose annual revenues must exceed $319.3 million