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Union Pacific Railroad Bailey Yard

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Address: , North Platte, NE
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golden spike tower

very interesting. learned a lot about the UP railroad in North Platte. great view of area from tower.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Wauneta, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

very interesting. learned a lot about the UP railroad in North Platte. great view of area from tower.

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Kerrville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

Very knowledgable staff. Super nice displays. Alot in one place. I would like to go back again someday

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Cheshire UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

excellent if you are a train buff with enough interest to keep you entertained & informed if you are not. There is plenty of human interest stories. Excellently run by volunteers. Nice & cool with excellent rest rooms.

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Port Richey, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

If you have any interest in trains or the supply line of goods this is a must see. The Golden Spike is a tower 95 feet from the ground where you can watch the operation of sorting the cars for their destinations. There is a guide cadre of retired railroad workers who are up in the tower to answer questions... More 

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Stevens Point, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The rail yard was a really cool place to visit, and young children would really enjoy it! Trains travel through quite often.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 303 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Had it not been for the development of railways it is doubtful if the Continental United States would spread from coast to coast as it does. Apart from the north-eastern corridor and a few commuter routes, there is no real passenger service available nowadays, but the US still depends heavily on the huge quantities if freight moved on the rail... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

The Bailey a Yard was fascinating. It is the world's largest rail distribution center and we could see train cars rolling down different tracks, waiting for their engine to pick them up. The viewing tower gave us a great picture of the yard and the docent was friendly and knowledgeable.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

what a great place and well done also. The one disappointment was that for all the rail cars that they say go in/out every day, there seemed to be very limited activity. If you are from NE, it is amazing in the west/Midwest to see all the railways. This exhibit puts it all together. A great addition would be a... More 

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North Plattte
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Great tour given during Railfest in September of each year! you must pick up the tickets before the week Railfest Event Begins.

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Pleasant Hill, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

be nice to get close to the yard to watch the traings being serviced. a tour would be fine. a museum as well. nice to know there are tons of trains passing through everyday.

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