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Union Pacific Railroad Bailey Yard

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Address: North Platte, NE
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Amazing to see

The rail yard is very breathtaking. There are so many types, styles, sizes, and shapes of trains. I'm not a collector and don't have a huge interest in trains but this is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 16, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015 via mobile

The rail yard is very breathtaking. There are so many types, styles, sizes, and shapes of trains. I'm not a collector and don't have a huge interest in trains but this is amazing to see!

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Van Buren, Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

If you like trains this is a must. Worlds biggest rail yard. The Golden Spike tower is a fantastic place to see it all.

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North Platte, Nebraska, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

This is the worlds largest hump yard. It isn't very accessible to the public, but you can see quite a bit of it from the Golden Spike Tower. It is a very busy place and a lot of trains moving, coming and going.

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Cincinnati, OH
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

We did not realize this attraction was located here and were only alerted by the woman at the rest stop on the Interstate. It was raining, so we almost didn't stop. However, since hubby is a train fanatic we stopped regardless. The Golden Spike tower was well worth the price and gave a wonderful panoramic view. The retired railroad man... More 

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Conroe Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We liked the tower for the views and the volunteer that educated us about the variety of the daily rail yard happenings.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

This is the largest classification yard in the world. It may be viewed from streets running parallel to the yard, but I would recommend seeing it from atop the Golden Spike Tower.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

From the tower, you can see significant parts of the train yards which are huge! There's always a retired railroad person there to answer all your questions. if you our your kids are into trains, this is a must stop.

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Indian Hills, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

The weather in North Platte was very rainy the day we were there. We decided to view the rail yard from a nearby overpass rather than trying to go all the way in there. The yard is very busy. This is the main Union Pacific railroad across the USA. We watched many trians pass as we followed the Lincoln Highway... More 

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

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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Address: Address: North Platte, NE
Location: United States  >  Nebraska (NE)  >  North Platte

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