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Union Pacific Railroad Bailey Yard

North Platte, NE
+1 308-532-9920
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Excellent host in the tower who explains the comings and goings of the rail cars to make this the... read more

Reviewed 31 May 2017
Ray and Alice R
Arcanum, Ohio
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Well we are only steam enthusiasts but this yard is massive and can be seen from the nearby tower... read more

Reviewed 20 May 2017
Felixstowe, United Kingdom
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North Platte, NE
+1 308-532-9920
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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
Reviewed 26 April 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
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.

Thank Mickey W
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.

Thank thomp041
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....More

1  Thank W2FC
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.....

Thank Nancy S
Reviewed 11 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.

Thank Creekside2us
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.

Thank Diane S
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15 January 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.