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Union Pacific Railroad Bailey Yard

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Address: North Platte, NE
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Well we are only steam enthusiasts but this yard is massive and can be seen from the nearby tower the golden spike.

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Felixstowe, United Kingdom
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Felixstowe, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Ankeny, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 repair facility that works on over 9000 locomotives per month. It is a huge operation.... More 

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Ephrata, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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' stuff. Well worth the hour we spent at the Golden Spike Tower and Visitors Center.

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Sutherland, Nebraska
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Reviewed 20 April 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.

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Lumberton, North Carolina
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Reviewed 10 April 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.

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Brookfield, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 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. The man who volunteers up in the tower is retired from the RR and was... More 

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North Platte, Nebraska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

What a way to see how goods are transported across the country. Bailey Yards is the largest diesel facility in the world. Amazing to watch railroad cars get moved from one train to another.....

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Thank Nancy S
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Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

The view of Bailey Yard from the Golden Spike Tower is really spectacular! Watching trains being humped into their respective consists was certainly something you don't get to see everyday. Great stop for any rail fan.

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Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016

What a neat thing to see! Bring binoculars - makes it a much more interesting experience. The gift shop is nice too.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016 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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