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Union Pacific Railroad Bailey Yard

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Address: North Platte, NE
Phone Number: 13085329920
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Fascinating Visit

Our 15 year old grandson has loved trains since he was little so we thought we'd stop and see the biggest yard in America. It was so fascinating to learn all about how the train... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Wichita
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Wichita
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our 15 year old grandson has loved trains since he was little so we thought we'd stop and see the biggest yard in America. It was so fascinating to learn all about how the train system works. Also, there was some very good information about the Orphan Trains. Would recommend to anyone train lover or not!

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Tucson
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31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

All kinds of activities going on, they were "building" a train while I was there, loved standing on lower level being able to hear as well as see the yard. The place to go if you're a train fanatic, but a real great time even if you're not.

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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75 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If your into trains this is a must stop and see. Largest hump yard in the US. It is very cool to see all the trains come and go.

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Denver, Colorado
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53 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

A great view of the train yards- very informative and friendly staff at the golden spike. Everyone very knowledgeable about trains, train tourism in the surrounding areas and states. You can tell these folks have a passion for what they do!

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Bend, Oregon
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119 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

We were traveling through North Platte, and happened to read about this in the AAA Tour Book. I couldn't have been more excited!! It was an awesome experience, watching the movements of these trains coming and going through this unbelievably massive yard. At one end, you can see the area where the service the diesel engines, and in the middle... More 

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Farmington, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016 via mobile

Cold blustery day so our visit was limited to the enclosed observation deck. The view of the rail yard is great. Bill was the volunteer who answered all our questions and provided lots of information on the railroad and the facility. Well worth the stop!

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LIVONIA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

If your into real or model railroads this is a must stop when visiting North Platte NE. This is where east meets west, Freight trains for the Union Pacific Railroad are directed here to their eastbound and westbound destinations.The people here are some of the most helpful people I have ever encountered on a tour. They explained everything about the... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016

Not just for train lovers, the history of the railroads in America starts here, with insight and info from retired railroad employees, interactive displays and movies you get a feel for what it takes to get things moved in this country. Seeing how the railroads get freight moved from all parts of the country and the locomotives that move it... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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34 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016

We were amazed at how the trains from all over the country are separated and sent their separate ways through a unique system.

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Blair, Nebraska
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2016

Had a great time touring this place. Very fun and very interesting place. Used to work in the yards back in 2011-2012.

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