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Union Pacific Railroad Bailey Yard

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Address: North Platte, NE

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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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Iowa
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

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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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
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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46 reviews 46 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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Lexington, Nebraska
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43 reviews 43 reviews
17 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

I'm not what you would call a real train nut, but since I'm in the area on a contract we decided to swing by. I was awed by the whole thing. On the seventh floor observation deck was a umm tour guide, railroad expert, retired banker volunteer named Don whose son is an engineer for Union Pacific. Don did such... More 

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California Central Coast
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107 reviews 107 reviews
11 attraction reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We signed up to take a free tour of the Bailey Yard as part of RailFest. What a wonderful experience! We drove through the yard on a bus with a driver and tour guide and saw trains going east and west, cars coming down the "hump," a wheel assembly being replaced, and other sights. We stopped and were able to... More 

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Keighley, United Kingdom
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

very friendly and knowledgeable staff. Good value for $7 and I know nothing about trains. My boyfriend loved it!

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