Western Trains - Golden Spike Tower @ North Platte, NE

UP Bailey Yard

Our first official stop out west was the Union Pacific Railroad's Bailey Yard in North Platte, Nebraska. We stopped at the Golden Spike Tower, which was built in 2005 for visitors to view this yard. The rail yard is the largest railroad classification yard in the world. The yard takes up 2,850 acres, with a total length of eight miles.

Bailey Yard handles 10,000 railroad cars per day and is immense in its size. There probably is something in your house that you can touch that has passed through here in your daily activities. I surely impressed with this size and scope of the yard and trackage for servicing locomotives. The tower was clean and had great viewing of the area. Even if you do not like trains as I do, come by and spent $6 to see it.

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