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American Freight Map
 (Source:  Association of American Railroads)

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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:

THE EAST

CSX Transportation, Inc. (CSXT) – 22,000-mile network serving Northeast, Southeast, and Midwestern US markets.  NOPB interchanges with CSXT daily, 7 days per week.

Norfolk Southern Railway (NS) – 21,000-mile network serving Northeast, Southeast, and Midwestern US markets.  NOPB interchanges with NS daily, 7 days per week.

THE WEST

BNSF Railway, Inc. (BNSF) – 32,000-mile network serving the western US and 2 Canadian provinces.  NOPB interchanges with BNSF twice daily, 7 days per week.

Union Pacific Railroad (UP) – 32,000-mile network serving western two-thirds of the United States, including connections into Mexico.  NOPB interchanges with UP daily, 7 days per week.

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.

Kansas City Southern Railway (KCS) – 6,000-mile network serving Southeast, Midwest and Mexico.  NOPB interchanges with KCS daily, 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