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Union Pacific Railroad Bailey Yard

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Address: North Platte, NE
Phone Number: 13085329920
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Not Just For Train Enthusiast!

If you get the chance to do a tour of Bailey Yard I highly recommend that you do. Kids especially will wonder at being up close and personal with the trains.This actually is a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 18, 2015
Marcella H
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North Platte, Nebraska
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North Platte, Nebraska
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19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

If you get the chance to do a tour of Bailey Yard I highly recommend that you do. Kids especially will wonder at being up close and personal with the trains.This actually is a very large operation and you get to see everything in moition. They do not stop the everyday workings of the yard during tours and it's amazing... More 

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Monticello, Illinois
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

It's the best railfaning site in the usa! You get a birds eye view of what the railroad is all about!!

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Thank Greg G
Hubertus, Wisconsin
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39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

This is a fascinating and educational place to visit, you get to learn a lot about trains and the Yard. Good photo opportunities.

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Brighton, Colorado, United States
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17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

Getting to see how a rail yard really works makes this stop worthwhile. It helps to be a bit of a railroad buff, though I'm not a huge RR guy (nor is my spouse) and we both found it while.

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Denver, Colorado
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

i went because tourist attractions are limited. I was pleasantly surprised at how interesting the visit turned out to be. One video was about the North Platte Canteen that met every train that passed through during WWII. 2-3000 soldiers/day! To go up the tower the ticket is $6-7. Enclosed observation deck, one floor up you can go onto an outdoor... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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50 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

If you love all things trains, this place is a MUST STOP on your travels. View the yard from the tower where you'll be joined by retired railroad experts sharing countless stories. Ask any question and you're likely to get an answer within a story.

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Thank RomanceWriter
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9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015 via mobile

Who would have thought that the world's largest train station is in the middle of nowhere in Nebraska? This was an excellent break from road tripping! It is quite a drive off of the main highway- and with construction along the main road it was slow. We went to the Golden Spike tower. There is a ton of info, and... More 

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Denver, CO.
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78 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015 via mobile

If you like trains you have got to see this place hundreds and hundreds of trains in the yard! The tower is wonderful too, great views and photo opportunity. They constantly run videos of the day to day operations of the yard and some amazing facts. Nice gift shop too and for all of you penny smashers, there's one in... More 

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2 Thank uncoD
Northern Wisconsin
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106 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015 via mobile

WOW! Trains and more trains! Spend the money and head for the Golden Spike for a better view and more pictures. Also...don't miss Cody Park with more trains on display.

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Thank WisconsinChippy
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76 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015 via mobile

This place is so huge it is almost beyond belief. Be sure to go up in the tower since that is the only way possible to see it all. Good idea to take your binoculars.

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