Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad Co Inc.


The Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad is the biggest switch carrier in the United States with 54 miles of mainline track (24 miles of which is double main track) and 266 miles of additional yard and siding track.
The company provides a large 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. A growing fleet is around 1,400 freight cars is geared predominately to the steel industry and industrial traffic base includes 4 of the 5 largest steel producers in the U.S. and a large aluminum processor, oil refineries, corn millers, grain elevators, chemical plants, warehouses, lumber translating, and bulk transfer operations. The company industrial traffic consists of 38% primary metals, 12% chemicals & petroleum products, 11% food products, 8% scrap iron, 7% coal & coke, 6% whole grain, as well as a variety of other products including lumber, paper, and aggregates. The IHB also operates as an intermediate switch carrier between the 12 trunk-line railroads for traffic interchanged in Chicago
The Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad is committed to the complete timely and accurate
Reporting of all accidents, incidents, injuries, and occupational illnesses arising from the
Operation of the railroad to full compliance with the letter and spirit of the Federal
Railroad AdministrationÂâ€Ã¢„¢s accident reporting regulations. The IHB is committed to the
Principle in absolute terms of intimidation of any person that is calculated to discourage or prevent such person from receiving proper medical treatment or from reporting such accident, incident, injury, or illness will not be permitted or tolerated and will result in the following disciplinary action against any employee, Supervisor, manager, or officer of the railroad committing such Intimidation.
Disciplinary Action is applicable under IHB in 1985 System Discipline Policy or
Collective bargaining agreements will be taken up to and including discharge
Against any Officer, Manager, Supervisor or employee of the railroad committing
Such as irritation or intimidation.
The company excludes and disclaims any warranties express including by way of illustration and not limitation, warranties of fitness for a particular purpose and merchantability.