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Union Pacific Railroad Bailey Yard

North Platte, NE
+1 308-532-9920
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Very good experience

We went to the top of the Golden Spike Tower for an overview of the Bailey Yard. The floor below... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
John S
North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania
Underwhelming. :(

This was the place I was most excited to see and it was underwhelming. I had a better experience at... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Salt Lake City, Utah
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“bailey yard” (36 reviews)
“train buff” (13 reviews)
North Platte, NE
+1 308-532-9920
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We went to the top of the Golden Spike Tower for an overview of the Bailey Yard. The floor below the top has an opened balcony for viewing. After that, we went to the glass enclosed top floor. A guide was there who answered all...More

Thank John S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was the place I was most excited to see and it was underwhelming. I had a better experience at nearby Cody Park. I thought that it would be exciting to see so many trains moving around the yard but there was very little movement...More

Thank Tranderso
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

5 min intro video was vey informative. View from watch tower of the yard was exceptional. Staff very helpful and informative.

Thank Orv W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you're a rail or train buff this is definitely a not to miss location. The 90 ft tower to see the yard is outstanding and a must to view the whole operation. Costs about 5 per person.

Thank David K
Reviewed 21 July 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
Reviewed 22 June 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

Thank VanEsq12
Reviewed 8 June 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
Reviewed 31 May 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
Reviewed 20 May 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
Reviewed 29 April 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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16 January 2017|
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Response from Rick D | Reviewed this property |
I think there is an Avis in Mccook
7 September 2016|
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Response from texdawg89 | Reviewed this property |
Oh yes, there is an elevator to both observation decks.