Archive for the ‘Railroad’ Category

A History of the North Platte Railroad Roundhouses

The North Platte Public Library is joining Nebraska’s 150 Years of Statehood Celebration with special programs throughout 2017. Their noon Brown Bag Series kicks off at 12:00 PM on Thursday, January 12th with “Iron Horse Stables: The History of the North Platte Railroad Roundhouses.” Kaycee, a library staff member, will share the history of the […]

North Platte Rail Days

North Platte Rail Days, September 16 – 18 Friday, Sept. 16 • 9am-11pm. Golden Spike Tower tours: $5 per person. Free for Union Pacific employees & families. ID required. • 10am-6pm. Parkade Plaza, 5th & Dewey — Model train & hobby show. $1 per person. • 10am-7pm. Cody Park train display tours. No charge. • […]

20th Annual Train Show

What better place than Rail Town USA to host the Nebraska West-Central Division of the National Model Railroad Association’s annual Train Show? The event will be celebrating the milestone anniversary of 20 years on April 12 and 13. As a special event, tours of Union Pacific’s Bailey Railroad Yard is available on Saturday only as […]

Golden Spike Tower Open House

What’s new at the Golden Spike Tower? Join them for their open house, Wednesday, December 4 from 4:00 – 7:00pm, 1249 N. Homestead Road. Meet the new Executive Director and staff, enjoy complimentary tours and refreshments and watch the sun set from the top of the Spike. For your Christmas shopping, there will also be […]

A Weekend at Rail Fest

What is a weekend at North Platte’s Rail Fest like? Watch the video to see shots of Union Pacific’s Bailey Yard – the largest railyard in the world, Union Pacific’s Heritage Fleet and Steam Locomotives that always make a stop in North Platte, model railroading, and exhibits of tools and equipment explained by UP employees. […]

Tickets Available for Bailey Yard Bus Tours

The cornerstone of the annual North Platte Rail Fest is the bus tours of Union Pacific’s Bailey Yard – the largest railroad yard in the world! What better way to see all of the action than on a motorcoach winding through the maze of tracks while a step-on guide from Union Pacific explains all of […]

North Platte’s Bailey Yard – Train Nirvana

So CNet reporter Daniel Terdiman describes Bailey Yard in an article from his 2013 technology road trip. Each year for the past eight years, he sets off across America to find the best destinations for technology, military, architecture, science, nature, and so on. This year, North Platte’s Bailey Yard made the cut. In his article […]