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Union Pacific Railroad Bailey Yard

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North Platte, NE
+1 308-532-9920
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Make the Trip If You Are A Train Lover

By all means visit here, via the Golden Spike Tower if you are a train lover. You will not be... read more

Reviewed July 20, 2017
Deb B
You Will Learn SO Much!

What a neat thing to see!! For anyone who has ever waited for a train to pass and started counting... read more

Reviewed June 21, 2017
VanEsq12
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Dallas, Texas
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"golden spike tower"
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"bailey yard"
in 37 reviews
"train buff"
in 13 reviews
"rail cars"
in 7 reviews
"coast to coast"
in 2 reviews
"open air observation deck"
in 3 reviews
"union pacific railroad"
in 4 reviews
"great view"
in 8 reviews
"rail fan"
in 3 reviews
"the ground floor"
in 3 reviews
"gift shop"
in 7 reviews
"out of the way"
in 2 reviews
"answer questions"
in 4 reviews
"great stop"
in 3 reviews
"orphan train"
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"cody park"
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"on display"
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Reviewed July 20, 2017

By all means visit here, via the Golden Spike Tower if you are a train lover. You will not be disappointed.

Thank Deb B
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Reviewed June 21, 2017 via mobile

What a neat thing to see!! For anyone who has ever waited for a train to pass and started counting train cars as a way to pass the time, this train yard is truly something to see. THIS is where it all begins. This is...More

1  Thank VanEsq12
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Reviewed June 7, 2017

It is somewhat difficult to separate this attraction from the Golden Spike Tower because, to see the Union Pacific Railroad Bailey Yard, at least to look down upon it, you go up into the Golden Spike Tower. All in all, IF you are a bit...More

1  Thank kanbaatar
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Reviewed May 30, 2017

Excellent host in the tower who explains the comings and goings of the rail cars to make this the busiest rail yard in the world. Beautiful amazing views! Just fascinating to hear the former employee of the rail yard tell us what he knew.

2  Thank Ray and Alice R
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Reviewed May 19, 2017

Well we are only steam enthusiasts but this yard is massive and can be seen from the nearby tower the golden spike.

Thank Felixstowe2016
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Reviewed April 29, 2017 via mobile

This is the biggest train yard I have ever seen. It is 8 miles long. The switching yard has 88 side tracks. Over 125 trains go through here each day. The locomotives refuel here and they use 18 million gallons per month. There is a...More

1  Thank david_hance_iowa
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Reviewed April 25, 2017

Thoroughly enjoyed this experience. We went to both floors that are accessible in the tower. Learned about what goes on in the worlds largest RR yard. Staff was friendly & helpful - more than willing to answer questions. Neat gift shop without the normal 'junky'...More

Thank Janel D
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Reviewed April 19, 2017

this is what you see from the top of the golden spike. without being in the air your view is basically covered up by all the trains that go thru this area.

Thank Mickey W
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Reviewed April 9, 2017

This place is not only educational, but fun to watch. They have a great view in all directions and folks there to answer your questions. It is a very, very active yard. YOU sure can see how your goods go coast to coast.

Thank thomp041
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Reviewed March 12, 2017 via mobile

We stopped at the place after spending the night. It was a little out of the way but I'm so glad we took the time and did it. Very interesting and gave me a whole new insight on how trains interact and get sorted out....More

1  Thank W2FC
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Steffes02
January 15, 2017|
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Response from Rick D | Reviewed this property |
I think there is an Avis in Mccook
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Response from texdawg89 | Reviewed this property |
Oh yes, there is an elevator to both observation decks.
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