S tretching 45 miles throughout the Brownsville Navigation District and 5 miles into the city of Brownsville itself, the tracks of the Brownsville & Rio Grande International Railroad provide the port and its customers with affordable, direct access to two Class 1 railroads — Union-Pacific and Burlington Northern — and an intermediate connection via U.P. to Kansas City Southern De Mexico routes across the Rio Grande.
With six yards and more than 1,000 cars on hand, the BRG is armed with an array of services to offer shippers anywhere in the United States. Steel, scrap metal, agricultural and food products and other bulk materials have always been major commodities for the BRG, but chemical shipments have skyrocketed in recent years.
As Brownsville finds itself playing a greater role in global commerce, the BRG International Railroad will continue to refine and improve the internal logistics that make the port one of the world’s most important transportation hubs.