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Union Pacific Railroad Bailey Yard

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Address: North Platte, NE
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Unique place to visit. Not to be missed.

Learned a lot about railroading. Worth the time and admission fee. .........................................................................................

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Hull, Massachusetts
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Hull, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Learned a lot about railroading. Worth the time and admission fee. .........................................................................................

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Traverse City, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

A charming retired Union Pacific gentlemen patiently answered all my questions about this railroad switching yard. Initially my husband wanted to see it and I was just along for the ride. But I think I enjoyed it more than him! DO NOT MISS the video on the 1st floor about the origin of the WWII North Platte Canteen. It will... More 

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Williamson, Georgia
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

My husband is a railroad buff so this was a great stop on our trip. The tower affords you great views of the yard and so many trains you can't count. Make sure you stop by here.

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Iowa
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

If you happen to be in the vicinity of North Platte, this rail yard is worth a visit. The community has done a nice job with the visitors center and tower, which gives you a panoramic view of the extensive operation. While we really aren't railway buffs, the enthusiasm of the interpretive guides was contagious. Many of the gentlemen had... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

This is a great yard and it is a must for railfanners. If you are not a huge railfan, you should still come visit for an hour and see how rail still is needed and watch the trains get set up.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

This is the worlds largest railroad yard. There is a visitors center that is easy to access. There is a tower shaped like a railroad spike that you can go up in and see the rail classification yard at work. Busiest corridor in the united states right there.

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Pierre, South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

If you haven't been to North Platte the Union Pacific Railroad is the main business. I had the opportunity to tour the facilities and was very impressed with the immense size of the yard and what the employees do there. Many of the functions are automated or remote controlled but there are plenty of old fashioned hard working men and... More 

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Visited this on a swing through Colorado, western Nebraska, and South Dakota. Great place for a railroad enthusiast. And even if you are not, the views from golden Spike Tower and docent explanations would likely be of interest to most anyone with even a small bit of interest in how trains are broken up and re-directed for ultimate destinations. Its... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The Bailey Yard sits just behind the Golden Sjpike Tower and Visitor Center in North Platte, and you can get a great bird's eye view from the panoramic observation deck. We were just passing through ... I'm really glad we didn't pass it by!!

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Topeka, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The UPRR supported my family and my husband's family for decades. How nice it was to go up into this tower years later and get a panoramic view of the world's largest train yard. An employee was there to answer questions. Nice gift shop.

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