Norfolk and Portsmouth Belt Line Railroad
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NPBL EMD GP38-2 number 5260 at Elm Avenue crossing in Portsmouth, Virginia.
|Locale||Chesapeake, Virginia to Portsmouth, Virginia|
|Dates of operation||1898–|
The NPBL serves Norfolk, Portsmouth and Chesapeake and has been operating since 1898. The NPBL is owned fifty-seven percent by Norfolk Southern Railway and forty-three percent by CSX Transportation.
The NPBL interchanges with; Chesapeake and Albemarle Railroad, CSX Transportation, Bay Coast Railroad (formerly the Eastern Shore Railroad), and Norfolk Southern. The NPBL is a terminal switching company that owns 36 miles (58 km) of track, (plus 27 miles (43 km) of trackage rights) and links commerce around the deepwater port from Sewells Point to Portsmouth Marine Terminal, including the Southern Branch Elizabeth River.
- Moomaw, W. Hugh (1998). Virginia's Belt Line Railroad: The Norfolk & Portsmouth, 1898-1997. Hallmark Publishing Co, Inc. ISBN 0965375927.
- "History | Norfolk Portsmouth Belt Line Rail Road". www.npblrr.com. Retrieved 2016-07-02.
- "Rail News: Short Lines & Regionals". Progressive Railroading. Retrieved 2016-07-02.
- "Photo Gallery | Norfolk Portsmouth Belt Line Rail Road". www.npblrr.com. Retrieved 2016-07-02.