Welcome to the IHB

Safety is our priority. Service is our speciality.

Largest Switch Carrier in the US

54 miles of mainline track, 266 miles of additional yard and siding track.

Over 100 Years Of Service

The IHB was formed in 1907 through several smaller systems operating around Chicago

Employee Information

Employee Information

Current IHB employees can access information regarding employment, time, pay, and other employee matters here.

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Employment Opportunities

Thank you for expressing interest in a position with the Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad. All interested candidates may submit their resume on-line to Human Resources.

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IHB Apps

IHB Apps

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About Us

About The IHB

The IHB provides a wide variety of services, including industrial switching with 160 customers, generating 170,000 carloads of business annually. The IHB interchanges daily with 16 other rail carriers in Chicago.

About Us

The Indiana Harbor Belt was formed in 1907 through several smaller systems operating around Chicago. The IHB's earliest predecessor was the East Chicago Belt Railroad, which began operations in 1896 serving the Indiana state line and Grasselli. After the Chicago Junction Railway lost its lease of the ECB in the fall of 1907 the latter railroad acquired the former's interest in the Chicago, Hammond & Western and Terminal Railroads. Thus, the ECB, CH&W, and Terminal railroads came to form the Indiana Harbor Belt (virtually all of which was financially backed in some form by initial parent, New York Central).


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