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Union Pacific Railroad Bailey Yard

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Address: North Platte, NE
Phone Number: 13085329920
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If you are a rail road fan. This is the place to go. Take a tour Adler the cost to the tower --- the golden spike

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Rick D
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are a rail road fan. This is the place to go. Take a tour Adler the cost to the tower --- the golden spike

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'd seen the Bailey Railyard before from ground level. The view from Golden Spike along with accompanying excellent print materials that explained the different facets of the yard made this an experience filled with learning opportunities. Whenever we saw a train the next two weeks, my husband and I raced to see who could recall more information. Good experience.

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Bogart, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

To clarify, if you go up in the Golden Spike Tower, you will be viewing the Bailey Yard. It's the largest classification yard in the world and there is a guide in the tower (8th floor, enclosed observation deck) to explain what you are seeing. Kids will be enthralled and RR buffs will enjoy seeing how a railroad really works... More 

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Harrisburg, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place was absolutely fabulous! I did not expect it to be so interesting. The Golden Spike Tower looked new and was full of information. You could go to the 7th floor that was open or the 8th floor that was enclosed. There were people available on the 8th floor for questions that used to work in the yard. Not... More 

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North Platte
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Here is the reason North Platte NE exists, the worlds largest retarder/classification yard. This is a must see!!

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Hanson, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

this is a train buff's dream. the trains move through like one every six minutes, so there's always something to watch. the tower is even air conditioned, so you're out of the heat. the spouse loved it....her dad used to help run the trains. highly recommended for a train buff, but even nonbuffs :-) will enjoy it.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2016

Not sure what sets us apart from everyone else. The is my first 1star TripAdvisor review. After paying for admission, you walk the gift shop. $24 for a famiy of 4. A video plays in another room on loop about the railyard. You can view from the open deck, where you pay even more for a view through a telescope... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

We were concerned that our annual train watching trip would be slow due to the downturn in coal traffic and a derail in Green River which had slowed transcontinental traffic. We were pleasantly surprised. We saw well over 350 trains pass through Bailey Yard in the few days we spent in N Platte. Our favorite spot is East of N... More 

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Lansing, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016

Watching the trains come and go during our visit was the coolest thing to watch from the tower. There was a man in the tower that used to be an employee that was volunteering his time to share information about everything that was taking place in the bailey yard. While visiting family in Nebraska, we were surprised at how many... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016

This was a really interesting place to visit. The 7th and 8th floor of the tower have observation decks, 7th floor outdoors and 8th floor indoors. We were lucky enough to be there when a retired UP employee was volunteering and answering questions. Worth the price of admission.

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