Cody Park Railroad Museum
North Platte is a fantastic destination for people who love trains and the railroad. The Cody Park Railroad Museum is one of the reasons why. This hands-on museum gets Buffalo Bill’s Buffalo of Approval for having the only Challenger 3900 series steam locomotive on public display in the world. Number 3977 is not only on display, you can actually climb up and get the engineer’s view before you walk through a series of old rail cars, including a mail car and a caboose, that are filled with old railroad memorabilia from the time when trains were America’s main mode of transportation.
In addition to the 3900 series is Unit 6922. The 6900 series diesel locomotives were the largest ever made. These two locomotives made a combined horsepower of over 12,000.
It’s not just the locomotives and rail cars, you’ll also find the old Hershey, NE rail depot that also has historic railroad artifacts inside.
All of this combined with the other rail attractions in town to make North Platte a must-visit for railroad fans. It’s no wonder these attractions get Buffalo Bill’s Buffalo of Approval.