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Union Pacific Railroad Bailey Yard

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Address: North Platte, NE
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an excellent break from the interstate road

excellent if you are a train buff with enough interest to keep you entertained & informed if you are not. There is plenty of human interest stories. Excellently run by volunteers... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 August 2015
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Cheshire UK
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2015

excellent if you are a train buff with enough interest to keep you entertained & informed if you are not. There is plenty of human interest stories. Excellently run by volunteers. Nice & cool with excellent rest rooms.

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Port Richey, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2015

If you have any interest in trains or the supply line of goods this is a must see. The Golden Spike is a tower 95 feet from the ground where you can watch the operation of sorting the cars for their destinations. There is a guide cadre of retired railroad workers who are up in the tower to answer questions... More 

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Stevens Point, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

The rail yard was a really cool place to visit, and young children would really enjoy it! Trains travel through quite often.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015

Had it not been for the development of railways it is doubtful if the Continental United States would spread from coast to coast as it does. Apart from the north-eastern corridor and a few commuter routes, there is no real passenger service available nowadays, but the US still depends heavily on the huge quantities if freight moved on the rail... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2015

The Bailey a Yard was fascinating. It is the world's largest rail distribution center and we could see train cars rolling down different tracks, waiting for their engine to pick them up. The viewing tower gave us a great picture of the yard and the docent was friendly and knowledgeable.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2015

what a great place and well done also. The one disappointment was that for all the rail cars that they say go in/out every day, there seemed to be very limited activity. If you are from NE, it is amazing in the west/Midwest to see all the railways. This exhibit puts it all together. A great addition would be a... More 

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North Plattte
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2015

Great tour given during Railfest in September of each year! you must pick up the tickets before the week Railfest Event Begins.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2015

be nice to get close to the yard to watch the traings being serviced. a tour would be fine. a museum as well. nice to know there are tons of trains passing through everyday.

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Yuma, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2015

It's a switching yard for the Union Pacific, If you're interested in trains then here is the place for you. You can watch thousands of car and engines get "switched" daily as they continue on their merry way to parts unknown.

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The Woodlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2015

Me I was bored but my husband loved this place. There were people who volunteer at this Railroad yard and they were full of information and more than willing to share there knowledge with you. It was a good time for me to catch up on some texting, email, and pictures. We were on vacation and this was a place... More 

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