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Union Pacific Railroad Bailey Yard

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GeekHistory wrote a review Sep 2020
Dover, Delaware792 contributions199 helpful votes
There is no separate attraction for tourists to visit he Bailey Yard. You view the Bailey Yard from the Golden Spike Tower. From the Golden Spike Tower the 7th-floor open-air observation deck offered great views the of Union Pacific Railroad Bailey Yard and surrounding area. We enjoyed the 7th-floor open-air observation deck but the fully enclosed 8th floor of the Golden Spike Tower offers some additional information and exhibits.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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rescueagreyhound wrote a review Jun 2020
Akron, Ohio439 contributions131 helpful votes
Thank you to the gentleman, Lynn, who volunteers his time, at the Golden Spike Tower, to explain how operations work in the yard. He is a retired UP employee who specifically worked in Bailey Yard. His knowledge was so helpful to understand the workings as it happened. Watching the hump hills in action was impressive. You could hear the wheel retarders squealing as they slowed the unpowered rail cars moving into position to couple with the next car. Rows and rows of locomotive power lined the rails for repair or main line action. The whole yard works in an organized chaotic dance. Our trip from Ohio specifically see the Golden Spike Tower and Bailey Yard was not disappointing. Rail fans should visit at least once.
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Date of experience: June 2020
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tank1050 wrote a review Jan 2020
Wescosville, Pennsylvania4,460 contributions367 helpful votes
I had to see this place. Union Pacific's Bailey train yard is the largest consolidation train yard in America and I can see why. It is actually two mirror image yards straddling the East- West UP tracks. You're going to have to go to the top of the Golden Spike Tower to it but it's worth it. It's an easy jaunt from I80.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Gary R wrote a review Dec 2019
Waterford, Michigan10 contributions3 helpful votes
This overlooks the Union Pacific rail yard. The views from the 7th and 8th floors over looking the rail yard are truly amazing. There are retired rail yard personnel to answer any questions you have. There is constant activity in the yard. It’s an amazing experience and I highly recommend stopping to visit. It is only a few miles off of I-80.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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CycloneIowa wrote a review Oct 2019
Huxley, Iowa287 contributions62 helpful votes
We made a point to stop here. Our son has wanted to come here for years to see the yard and he was not disappointed. The gift shop if full of great souvenirs, books, and videos. The Bailey Yard is huge. We were fortunate to have a great guide on the 8th floor, Gary. We were the only people up top for an hour and Gary told us story after story about the yard. We learned all about the repair facility, the way that freight cars are read and sorted, and on and on. We were there for over an hour and had a great time.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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